The Festival of martial arts 2023

100 instructors.10 dedicated training areas.3 days

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.

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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. 


Not far from the town of Shepton Mallet lies a rare breeds farm which hides an amazing event space which is home to the festival. Follow the lane through the farm and across the rolling hills of Somerset to the site spread over seven acres of outstanding natural beauty overlooking the valleys with ten acres of woodland full of magical walks. The site is eco-friendly, fully self -sufficient and boasts amazing glamping facilities with traditional tipis, touareg and safari tents, camping and campervan spaces, plus all facilities.

If you would prefer to stay off site, the town of Frome is three miles away with Bath less than a thirty-minute drive and Bristol under forty five offering great opportunities to include some shopping or sight-seeing to the event.

Station Road
Wanstrow Shepton Mallet Somerset BA4 4S

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


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



Community areas