IMA South West Championships

To Infinity and Beyond!

Epic results for our students at the Infinity Martial Arts South West Championships.

Sunday 28th September 2014.


Infinity Martial Arts South West Championships, held at the ballroom of the luxurious Westland Leisure Complex Yeovil, is renowned as the South West’s premier Sports Martial Arts competition, with over 70 categories in Semi-Contact (Points fighting), Light-Contact (Continuous), Kata/Forms, Junior Teams and Adult Tag Team and includes the popular “Little Legends” categories. The competition attracts a huge amount of competitors, of all abilities, from Novice to Advanced fighter and this was no exception with a huge turn-out and a high quality of competitor across the various disciplines.

This year saw Bristol take a team of over 20 students to the event, a mix of novice and advanced students, with ages ranging from 7 to 14, to give them all experience of tournament conditions in a friendly, safe but highly competitive environment. It was a great experience and important learning curve but the team did their coaches proud not only in terms of their performances but also their conduct and behaviour and proved excellent ambassadors for their sport. Results were excellent as well, with 26 trophies won including 9 first places, an amazing haul for the team across the board. One of the coaches, Gio Marchese summed up the team’s experiences when he said-

“Great day at the South West Championships. Really proud of all the Team Bristol kids who fought. For my kids there were some brilliant performances for some and a good learning curve and experience for others! Happy coach!”



Hayden Challenger:     2x 2nd Place                Pearce Cruse:             1st Place

Seb Gregory:               2nd Place                      Brooklyn Meachin:     1st Team

Jacob Gregory:            3rd Place                      Bobby Cornish:          2nd Place

Freya Harding:            2nd Place                      Amy Kingscott:          4th Place

Connor Groome:                                             Jack Williams:

Rocco Greenwood:                                         Dean Andrews:

Harrison Doyle:          3rd Place                      Ellie Doyle: 3rd Place

Teia Doyle:                 1st Place                       Rio Williams:              1st, 2nd and 3rd Place

Oliver Hardy:                                                  Mckenzie Rawlings:   2nd & 1st Place

Sonney Rawlings:       1st Place and 1st Place Team

Craig Hutchinson:       2nd Place x 2, 1st Place Team

Harvey Tyler:             1st Place, 2nd Place and 2x 3rd Place




Team EPIC got together for a club photo shoot

On Monday 1st September all of our clubs and instructors came together for a photo shoot to gather images for our new website and club marketing material. The event was lots of fun and we got some EPIC shots.

Check out the “photo gallery” to see what went down.

Epic Edit (23 of 60)

EPIC Senior Coach strikes gold again

EPIC Senior Coach strikes gold again!

gio 12 EPIC Coach Gio Marchese is not only a top motivational Instructor he is still leading by example when it comes to competing, as he recently added to his already considerable haul of titles by capturing 3 gold medals at the prestigious WKU World Championships. Competing in multi-disciplines takes strength, stamina and focus but Gio maintained all three across the championships whilst also displaying his versatility to top the podium for both the Traditional Kumite Karate and the continuous Kickboxing and then playing his part for the England Men’s Team to ensure that they won gold as well. gio w1 Beating fighters from Northern Ireland, Lebanon, Greece, Germany and England to win his titles it proved a brilliant Championship for the EPIC stalwart and is further proof of the pedigree and ability of the EPIC coaching team. Well done Gio, you did us all proud! gio w  If you would like to train with Gio contact us today.