About Enso Martial Arts
Enso Martial Arts is not just a shop selling martial arts equipment, well it is, but hopefully it is much more. We always strive to have a shop that feels welcoming and approachable and a place where people can get inspired about their training. We hand pick all our products and as the quality of the products and requirements of our customers change we do our best to keep up, offering you the best that is available at the time, while keeping our traditional roots.
All our staff have trained in martial arts, therefore are knowledgable about the products we sell and the styles you train in. They are familiar with the local clubs and further afield so can recommend places to train and events to attend. We have purpose built treatment rooms on site, so they can recommend therapists should yo have injuries or niggles so your aches and pains don’t get in the way of your training. Come visit us and see what it is all about.
History of Enso Martial Arts
Enso Martial Arts was founded in 2001 and originally based in Staple Hill, Bristol. It was started by Colin Fearis who was and still is been a karate practitioner for many years. He started with a small shop with one complementary treatment room, wanting to promote traditional martial arts and make the shop welcoming and approachable – A philosophy we have tried to stick with. His vision was to educate people on the benefits of martial arts but also the wider aspects and traditions that are associated with them.
You could pop into the shop and have a good chat about martial arts, browse at your leisure and usually learn something you didn’t know. In 2004 the shop was moved to it’s current home on Cheltenham Road, near the Gloucester Road Arches, and we have been there ever since.
Enso Martial Arts Open Day
Every year around July, Enso Martial Arts put on an open day showcasing the best of what Bristol’s martial arts scene has to offer. We run demo’s all day at the front of the shop, free classes out the back, taster treatments, kids corner, free Chinese tea, a fancy dress comp and much more. Some of the martial arts that attended were Karate, Ninjitsu, Thai Boxing, Krav maya, Taekwondo, to name a few. We will start the planning soon for next year and hope it will be bigger and better than the last.
Enso Healing Rooms
As well as the shop, Enso has 6 purpose built treatment rooms designed for both traditional and conventional therapies. With a relaxed and friendly environment, our large team of dedicated and experienced practitioners are available, offering appointments during the morning, afternoon or evening. Originally in Staple Hill, Enso Healing Rooms is now an established health practice and also part of the local community. Some of the original therapists are still with us and more have joined since then to build an enthusiastic team of experienced practitioners from a wide range of disciplines. Drop us a line or pop in a see what is on offer. Click here to visit Enso Healing Room’s Website
As with the shop, our aim was to create a martial arts website that didn’t just sell products, we wanted to give more than that. Therefore, along with our web shop in which you can buy all the products we have available in our Bristol shop but also you can look through hundreds of histories of martial arts styles in our ‘martial arts resource’. Also please make full use of our club directory where we are building up a directory of all the clubs across the country with information on each of them. I hope you’ll enjoy using the site and if you want to add anything please get in touch.