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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@
Phone/text: 07802 666239

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