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The Festival of martial arts 5-7th July 2024

3 days of peace, love, and martial arts.

Covering many styles and disciplines of martial arts, self-defence, combat sports, fitness, lifestyles and more.

A special family & kids area for training and activities.

Demonstrations and workshops from some of the very best in the business.

The martial arts market offering a dedicated shopping area to browse through the many vendors and stalls.

The Instructor area for ethical business, marketing, and growing your school.

Entertainment, talks, and community activities to take us into the evenings and wind down.

Talks, presentations, and workshops from a line up of amazing speakers and presenters.


In a world where martial arts seminars and events are happening every week what makes The Festival of Martial Arts different?

It is a one of a kind event bringing martial arts, fitness and bushcraft together mixed with a music festival vibe offering luxury glamping facilities on a bespoke event space surrounded by amazing countryside.

Think Glastonbury with martial arts‼️

Monsters of rock with self defence‼️

Download with combatives‼️

This is a coming together to celebrate all that is good across the arts that we love surrounded by nature on an unprecedented scale that is 100% family friendly. 

Instructor T-shirt £25

Are you one of the amazing instructors at the Festival? Show that you are part of this amazing event with the limited edition 2023 instructor T. All orders must be placed by 23rd June and can be collected in person at the ArtMartial stand at the event.

Festival T-shirt from £20

Be part of this first of its kind event with our fantastic limited edition festival t-shirts. Available in black or white, these are a great way to show you are a part of martial arts history. Pre-ordering is advised as limited stock will be available at the event.


Under the shadow of Chepstow Castle nestled alongside the majestic River Wye lies Castleford Event Fields. Situated just on the English side of the border with Wales offering easy access from the motorway and 15 minutes walk from the train station we are perfectly situated to host this amazing event. 

If you would prefer to stay off site, the town of Chepstow is a few minutes walk away with both the scenic Wye Valley and the Forest of Dean on our doorstep.

What 3 words:


Castleford Event Fields

Castleford Hill


Nr Chepstow



Multiple Disciplines including:

  • Karate
  • Tae Kwon Do
  • HMB
  • Systema
  • BJJ (Brazilian Ju Jitsu
  • Wing Chun
  • Tai Chi
  • Wrestling
  • Combatives
  • Krav Maga
  • Judo
  • MMA (Mixed martial arts)
  • Kali
  • Boxing
  • Arnis
  • Kung Fu
  • Escrima
  • Irish stick fighting
  • Sportsword
  • Japanese Ju Jitsu
  • Kenpo
  • Aikido
  • Silat
  • Bujitsu
  • Kickboxing
  • Combudo
  • Kaze Arashi Ryu
  • 52 Blocks
  • Adrenaline Combatives
  • Weapons
  • HEMA
  • And More……..

Martial arts

Various styles and disciplines

Multiple instructors

Ten zones to choose from

Sessions to suit ability

No egos or politics

Shared knowledge

Top level instruction 

Business, fitness and bushcraft

Instructor zone

Ethical business and marketing

Real live knights of old



Health & wellbeing zone

Talks & workshops

Community areas


Kids and family


Face painting

Fancy dress compitition

Treasure hunts

Martial arts sessions

Online safety

Bouncy castle

Glamping and camping

Fully eco-friendly site

All amenities

Exceptional Glamping pods

Fully enclosed event site


Our chosen charity for this year is Andysmanclub. This is a fantastic cause and given the recent losses to our martial arts community, and the many people struggling, we feel this is a cause that is incredibly important.

Also having lost my own Father to suicide it is a subject close to my heart.

We hope you feel the same and lend your support in raising some much needed funds for an organisation that is helping people right now.

To find out more: https://andysmanclub.co.uk/