World Class Weekend

💛 World class Weekend 🖤

As a team we support all of our members in anything they do whether it is fighting, work accomplishments or personal achievements. We love to help our members reach their full potential and we are really proud to announce that our member Melissa Neill is competing at the Pureelite World Championships in Kent on Saturday! 🙏🏻

Melissa Neill has worked her socks off to get into incredible shape ahead of this weekend’s championships and we are fully supporting her through her adventure on the world stage. Here are some words from the lady herself: 🧠

“I’ve been body building for 3 years solidly and decided to take my passion and addiction to the next level by competing in body building competitions in 2019. I compete in the category bikini masters over 45. This year on 21 Sept I competed at NFMUK and placed 3rd at my first ever completion. The following weekend I placed 2nd at UFE shows Europe, was awarded elite status and invited to the finals. I decided then to compete in one more competition this year which is Pure Elite. I had 6 weeks to progress from my previous competition and have made a really good improvement in muscle development and ‘getting shredded’. I have been in the gym most days and very often twice a day. But that’s not the most difficult part – it’s the dieting! I’m looking forward to a massive meal and cake after the show hopefully with a medal round my neck. Thank you to the epic team for you support so far. I’m very new to the gym but love it!”

As you can see, Melissa has taken her dreams & passion and turned it into a reality with hard work and dedication! 💪🏻

Melissa, on behalf of our entire community we wish you all the very best! Go and bring home that title 🔥🙏🏻💛🖤

#beepic

Competition Time

🎗Competition Time🎗

It’s been 12 weeks since we opened the doors of EPiC GYM Portishead and what a fantastic few months it has been 💯 We have welcomed so many people to our facility, delivered an abundance of energy and already witnessed some fantastic results amongst our growing community 🙏🏽💛🖤

Our facility offers…

 A team of expert and friendly trainers
 Hammer Strength centre of excellence
 50 group exercise & combat classes per week
 State of the art cardio vascular equipment
 Air con, heating and full climate control
 Knowledge, passion, energy and care

💛🖤 To celebrate a successful start we are giving away a FREE Personal Training session to one of our existing members 💛🖤

All you need to do to be added to the draw and be given a chance to win is…

1. LIKE this post
2. SHARE this post
3. COMMENT on this post with a short overview of your experience with EPiC GYM Portishead so far.

📣We will do a live draw this Friday 8th Nov 📣

#energy #positivity #inspiration #confidence

#beEPiC

Another successful Black Sash grading

We would like to give a HUGE congratulations to young Dean Andrews for recently passing his Lai Gar Kung Fu 1st degree Black Sash. After 8 years of training week in week out he has achieved this phenomenal accolade and has become our youngest black sash.

Not only has Dean developed some tremendous physical skills over the last eight years he has also become more confident, disciplined, focused, respectful and determined.

Dean we can’t wait to watch you develop even further as this is just the start of your martial arts journey 💛🖤🥋

EPiC Martial Arts & Fitness Centre Bradley Stoke

We are extremely proud to announce that our brand new EPiC Martial Arts & Fitness Centre will be opening in Bradley Stoke at the beginning of 2019. After many months of negotiation, planning and hard work our vision is now becoming reality. We are dedicated to delivering a state of the art facility based on results, passion, knowledge, motivation and community. Stay in touch for regular updates over the Xmas period but in the meantime take a look 👀 at our weekly class timetable launching Saturday 5th Jan.

#energy #positivity #inspiration #confidence

#beEPiC

Daz- Gone but Never Forgotten

Today we learned of the terrible news that Daz Ellis passed away after a brave battle with motor-neurone disease. Even up until recent months, Daz would show his face at tournaments and support his fighters whilst battling with this aggressive illness. This is a testament to how he chose to fight, a warrior through and through.

As a club, we attended the tournaments put on to support Daz and cherish the memories we had with such a brave warrior. We hope that Mr Ellis is now at peace and wish that all of the NSKA club continue their martial arts journey in the memory of such a prominent figure on our circuit.

On behalf of all of the students, coaches, parents and members of EPIC Martial Arts we would like to pass our condolences to Christine and all of Daz’s family at this sad time.

Daz Ellis

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EPIC OPEN WAS EPIC!

What a great weekend we had at the EPIC Open at Gordano school, Portishead. Fighters from our ranks met with fighters from BBBA, Terror Squad, Jamie Woodlands academy, Bristol Martial Arts and Body Focus. As always we welcomed the other coaches in and are thankful for their participation at our events. With 60 divisions to get through and roughly 300 fights the day was a busy one but it was a great success.

The officials made sure that the day went as smoothly as possible and the coaches kept their fighters in toe for the event to progress as it did. A huge congratulations to all the medal winners and a massive thank you to all who took part. Also a thank you to all the spectators for a brilliant atmosphere where everybody came out and thrived with the right circumstances around them.

The food went down well and the hog roast was, as always, popular!

We will see you all on the next one!

First comp of 2016

Ladies and gentlemen, As you know we begin our competition circuit for 2016 on Saturday (a week from today) as we host the little dragons and kids beginner inter-club at HQ! This is the perfect introduction to sparring and we expect to see everybody who attends the sparring academy who is a little dragon or […]

EPIC MANTIS PREMIER

imageSTART 2016 ON OUR MANTIS PREMIER COURSE

Epic Martial Arts have taken another step forward for 2016 by landing the exclusive rights to teach the UKs only government endorsed self defence course for children.

MANTIS means manage any nasty trouble in society and is an 8 week course based around simple movements and breakaways without any striking or unnecessary force. The techniques work on adults just like they work on children of the same size and age as those who participate.

A few weeks ago EPIC’s own Andy Cleeves, Matt Roberts and Jane Lewis underwent a full day of training for this and have been accepted and licensed to teach the course that is working alongside the anti-bullying alliance.

The premier course will launch on Friday 5th February and will take place at the Fitness Hub (EPIC Portishead HQ) gym between the hours of 5-6pm. The next 3 classes of the course will take place at the same time each Friday on the subsequent weeks and then there is a one week break while we are in Dublin for the Irish open. The course then concludes on April 1st as long as the team don’t travel to Milan for the points cup. So from the 5th February, the following dates are course dates:

Feb: 5, 12, 19, 26
Mar: 11, 18, 25

Apr: 1st (tentative due to international competition)

The costs are as follows:
£49 for Existing EPIC members
£79 for non EPIC members

Both price plans give you the MANTIS DVD (RRP £19.99) and 8 hours tuition. You will be expected to practice and follow the DVD each day between sessions so that you are fluent with the moves.

Please contact us to book your place now before it’s too late!
Email: info@epicmartialarts.co.uk
Phone/text: 07802 666239

EPIC Interclub Competition

Tomorrow sees the latest EPIC interclub competition in Portishead hosted by Andy Cleeves. Gordano School’s main hall will see over 120 fighters compete for the medals and trophies that are attributed to those who finish in the top 3 of each category.

With 42 categories there will be plenty of fights across the 3 sets of mats, with each area having 4 referees to keep scores it will sure be a busy occasion. There will be a hog roast available in the afternoon as well as plenty of refreshments that will be sold from a stall. Spectators can watch all of the action unfold from 10.30am for just £7 per person, fighters pay £15 but can enter unlimited amounts of divisions (as long as they qualify for the description of the category.) The competition will see fighters from Cobra martial arts, Jamie Woodlands Academy, Byrne Black Belt Academy, Body Focus Martial Arts and of course the EPIC team.

All fighters must check in at 9.30am so that they are able to watch the demonstrations and are all ready to start at 10.30am sharp. The categories are as follows:

1. Boys little dragons 4-5 years
2. Boys little dragons 6 years
3. Boys little dragons 7-8 years
4. Mixed little dragons light contact 4-6 years
5. Mixed little dragons light contact 7-8 years
6. Girls little dragons 4-6 years
7. Girls little dragons 7-8 years
8. Beginner boys -4ft 6
9. Beginner boys -4ft 10
10. Beginner boys -5ft 2
11. Beginner boys +5ft 2
12. Beginner girls -4ft 8
13. Beginner girls -5ft 2
14. Beginner girl +5 ft 2
15. Intermediate boys -4ft 6
16. Intermediate boys -4ft 10
17. Intermediate boys -5ft 2
18. Intermediate boys +5ft 2
19. Intermediate/advanced girls -4ft 8
20. Intermediate/advanced girls -5ft 2
21. Intermediate/advanced girls +5ft 2
22. Advanced boys -4ft 6
23. Advanced boys -4ft 10
24. Advanced boys -5ft 2
25. Advanced boys +5ft 2
26. Girls light contact -4ft 8
27. Girls light contact -5ft 2
28. Girls light contact +5ft 2
29. Boys light contact -4ft 8
30. Boys light contact -5ft 2
31. Boys light contact +5ft 2
32. Beginner men points (1st 3 grades)
33. Intermediate/Advanced men points (4th grade+)
34. Beginner ladies points (1st 3 grades)
35. Intermediate/advanced ladies points (4th grade+)
36. Men’s light contact -75kg (open grade)
37. Men’s light contact +75kg (open grade)
38. Kids tag team 5-7yrs (2 per team) any height
39. Kids tag team 8yrs+ (2 per mixed team) -4ft 6
40. Kids tag team 8yrs+ (2 per mixed team) -4ft 10
41. Kids tag team 8yrs+ (2 per mixed team) -5ft 2
42. Kids tag team 8yrs+ (2 per mixed team) +5ft 2

The venue address is Gordano School Main Hall, Saint Mary’s Road, Portishead, Bristol BS20 7QR.

For more information call 07802 666 239

We look forward to seeing you there!