EPiC Fitness and Boot Camps End of Course Night Out

Following the launch of EPiC Fitness and Boot Camps first 6 week course, we celebrated with a night out, to show off all the toned bodies, that have been put through their paces in the range of classes over the previous 6 weeks.

We are now 3 weeks into our 2nd 6 week course and classes are going from strength to strength, especially the 2 new classes added, Padfit on a Thursday at 6pm and Old Skool Conditioning on Friday at 6.15am.

Please phone 07763 657865 for more information on classes, times and payment options.

First Aid Training

At EPiC Martial Arts & Fitness, we are always striving to improve our knowledge and expertise.

On Saturday 20 October some of our coaching team were fortunate enough to attend an afternoon of Adult Life Support and Immediate First Aid, very kindly taught by Mike Harrison.

The course covered dealing with an unconscious person, how to react if someone has an asthma attack, anaphylaxis and head injuries.

We are committed to improving the knowledge of our coaching team and making continual improvement.

 

Bristol Open 2018

Bristol Open 2018, turned out to be the biggest on record, with over 1500 registrations and fighters from 17 countries, making this the largest Martial Arts competition on UK soil.

Team EPiC took a huge team to its home competition and had over 100 individual registrations over the 2 days of fighting.

Using the most up to date Martial Arts technology, in Sportdata, the event was amazingly run, starting on time both days and keeping to schedule, informing fighters and spectators when their categories would be running. A huge amount of credit needs to go to the organisational team, for putting together such a great weekend of Martial Arts Competition.

There were some amazing individual and tag team performances from the team over the weekend. Team EPiC finished the weekend top of the medal table, a magnificent achievement considering over 80 clubs participated in the event. The final medal table showed 12 golds and 18 silver, a fantastic result, knowing 30 finals were contested with EPiC fighters in them and a further 29 bronze medals were won by the club.

Teia Doyle, 9, won an amazing 3 Bristol Open titles, Alex Fellender-Evans and Rowan Rodgers, both won 2 each & further titles were won by Kam Doyle, Ryan Chapman, George Sherlock and Katie Williams.

WAKO World Championships – Jesolo, Italy

Eight fighters from EPiC Martial Arts, recently travelled to Jesolo in Italy, as part of Team GB to compete in the WAKO World Kickboxing Championships.

Under Head Coach, Andy Cleeves, they had completed a 12 week intensive fitness and training program, to ensure they were all physically and mentally prepared for the challenge that awaited them. The EPiC fighters were: Alex Fellender-Evans, 11, Harvey Tyler, 12, George Sherlock, 12, Terese Redgers, 12, Harrison Doyle, 13, Ellie Doyle, 13, Katie Williams, 15 & Kam Doyle, 17.

With 63 countries taking part and more than 2,000 competitors, this is the pinnacle of the sport, and Ellie had the proud honour of being picked as a flag bearer for the GB team at the opening ceremony.

The five days of fighting started on the Tuesday, with all semi-finals and finals being held on Friday and Saturday.

Club Captain, Kam, was competing in 3 disciplines, Points, Light Continuous and Kick Light and had 3 fights each day. He led from the front, with some phenomenal performances, stopping many opponents early due to his exceptional timing and technique. Fighting the world’s best, he looked another level above, and came away from the competition a double World Champion, and bronze medalist.

Youngest member of the team, Alex, followed up his European Title last year, by being crowned World Champion in his -28kg category, in an all GB final, beating his compatriot convincingly.

Further medals followed for Harvey Tyler, silver, who fought superbly all week, narrowly missing out on the World title to a strong Bulgarian fighter.

George Sherlock, competing for the first time for GB, also won a silver medal. He got through to the final after a nail-biting semi-final against an Italian fighter, coming back from 5 points down, to take the fight to extra time and then winning. The final was against a tough Hungarian fighter, and sadly he could not come back again and lost by a 2 point deficit.

Harvey and George, then had the honour of being selected to be in the Junior Cadet team and won a further silver medal in this event, losing out to a very strong Hungarian team in the final.

Katie Williams, another GB newbie, won a very well deserved bronze medal, losing out narrowly to the eventual category winner, a very talented German fighter. Katie kept her cool in her quarter final, coming from behind to take the fight to extra time and then winning in sudden death.

Head Coach, Andy said ‘being picked to represent your country is a huge honour, then to compete and contend for medals on the highest stage possible is a massive achievement. This demonstrates the high standards we promote at EPiC Martial Arts. I am hugely proud of all 8 fighters and the way they competed and conducted themselves amongst the World’s best fighters’.