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’.

 

CIMAC Superleague World Cup 1/7/18

The CIMAC Superleague World Cup, was held on Sunday 1st July, on an incredibly hot day in North Solihull.
Team EPiC produced some brilliant performances at a very busy, but well organised event and finished the day with 6 golds and 18 other podium finishes.
Was great to see EPiC Team Captain Kam Doyle fighting at a CIMAC again, and he very convincingly won the Junior Boys Open Weight Division. His timing and precision was a joy to watch, and was wonderful for younger members of Team EPiC to see Kam in action.
It was also a good day for Dylan Hunt, who won the Older Cadets Light Con -36kg division, beating a local rival from Gloucester’s Terror Squad for the very first time.
There were also golds for Alex Fellender-Evans (YC light con -30kg), Harvey Tyler (YC Kick Light -40kg), Sean MacDonald (9 years and under, light con) & Ellie Doyle (OC pf -45kg).
A huge well done to everybody who competed.

GB Selection for 8 Epic Fighters

Epic Martial Arts are delighted to announce that 8 of its fighters have been selected to fight for Team GB at the WAKO World Championships in Italy, from 16-23 September 2018.

Those selected are, Alex Fellender-Evans, Harvey Tyler, George Sherlock, Terese Rodgers, Ellie Doyle, Harrison Doyle, Katie Williams and Kam Doyle.

Many congratulations to all those selected, now the hard work really starts in preparing them for this prestigious event.

GB Point Fight Grand Slam – 17/6/18

The first GB Point Fight Grand Slam, was held in Crawley on Sunday 17th June, organised by GB Coach Jacey Cashman, in memory of his father Tony Cashman.

It was an incredibly well organised and well run event, starting on time and running to schedule.

There were some excellent performances on the day, Head Coach, Andy Cleeves said ‘Wolfman Sean McDonald and Katie Williams’s performances really stood out, for their excellent use of technique and listening to instruction’.

In the pee wee 9 and under categories, Epic certainly shone, winning 3 out of 4 of the golds on offer. Harvey Pollard won the -24kg category, with some really hard fought performances and Sean McDonald won both the -32kg and +32kg categories. Teia Doyle and Ewan Thain also did very well in the pee wee sections.

A special mention also goes to Evie Jones, who made the big leap up from Interclub competitions to her first National competition, where she won a well deserved silver medal in the rookie girls, -46kg category.

There were also golds for Alex Fellender-Evans, YC -28kg, Ellie Doyle, OC -42kg and Matt Roberts, men’s +89kg and 10 other podium finishes.

This was a great competition to support and be a part of from the beginning, the next GB Grandslam will be on Sunday 9 June 2019.

Epic Summer Camp 2018

The annual Epic Summer Camp was spent at Kiln Park Holiday Park, Tenby from 8-10 June 2018.

For the 2nd year running, the weather was fantastic and really added to the feeling of being on holiday.

It was a great weekend of training, socialising and getting to know everyone at this amazing club, a bit better.

The training ranged from self-defence, 5 & 10K runs, the Spartan Challenge, Fight Clinic, and the obligatory Dad dancing in the clubhouse, just to name a few.

The weekend was topped off by a great beach workout, in the sea, and beach yoga from instructor Sarah West, to stretch out those aching bodies.

All in all, a great weekend, roll on Summer Camp 2019!

Beginners Sparring Academy Graduation – May 2018

Many congratulations to the following students, who have just completed the 8 week Beginners Sparring Academy; Evie Jones, Sam Gifford, Harry Fletcher, Jet Morgan, Tilly Fowler, Louisa Alford, Alfie Allen, Jed Knight, Manning Yeomans, Max Prewitt, Lawrence Hinchcliffe and Travis Cecil.

Senior Coach, Andy Gill commented ‘all students have improved greatly with their technique and their understanding of all aspects of the classes covered, they now all now need to practice these techniques and implement this knowledge in their weekly classes’. A special mention to Evie Jones, who showed superb progress and improvement.

Andy also said a huge thank you to his assistant coaches, Amy Kingscott, Ben Davies, Ben Gill, Katie Williams and Jess Andrews. They have given up their time each week and made this one of the best academies to date.

Following this course, a 3 week trial in the Advanced Sparring Academy has been given to Jet, Tilly and Louisa. And a huge well done to Evie, Sam and Harry, who have been invited to move up to the Advanced Sparring Academy.

Congratulations again to everyone who completed the Beginners Sparring Academy. The date for the next course will be announced soon.

Hungarian Kickboxing World Cup, 18-20 May 2018

The Hungarian Kickboxing World Cup 2018, was held in Budapest between 18-20 May. Team Epic had a team of 9 fighters, these were Teia Doyle, Sean McDonald, Alex Fellender-Evans, Ellie Doyle, Harrison Doyle, Rhiannon Bater, Kam Doyle, Tom Warburton and Rakan Sabah.

Head Coach, Andy Cleeves said ‘The team were on fire this weekend, from start to finish. I was extremely proud of each of them, for achieving such great results. They all showed great technique and determination competing against some of the best fighters in the world. The event was fantastic, so well run and professional’.

The team did incredibly well, finishing 10th on the medal table from over 190 teams, with 7 gold, 2 silver and 5 bronze medals.

There were golds from Kam Doyle in PF JM -63kg, Sean McDonald in PF 8-9 years, white, yellow & green sash +28kg, 2 golds for Alex Fellender-Evans in PF YC -28kg & LC YC -28kg & 3 golds for Teia Doyle in 8-9 years PF -28kg & -32kg and white, yellow and green sash -28kg.