Excalibur takes on the GTI Charity 100 Rounds of Sparring!
This year’s charity, as voted for by Excalibur Martial Arts students, is Mind – the mental health charity.
We will be fundraising for Mind by taking part in the GTI Charity 100 Rounds of Sparring event on 10th June 2018.
All senior class students (yellow stripe up to black belts) are welcome to join in the fun (fancy dress encouraged!). If you can’t join us on the day but would like to show your support, please visit our JustGiving page or donate by TEXT – see below!
THANK YOU 🙂
Excalibur Nerf Wars
Saturday 28th April sees the first Excalibur Nerf Wars of 2018. Come and join in the fun! Friends and family welcome! Register via the Facebook page or contact us directly.
GTI North West Open Tournament
Still time to register! Please let us know if you’re available to officiate too!
E:KIT (Excalibur: Kids Into Technology)
E:KIT is supporting the first Bridgnorth Gaming Festival on May 6th (bank holiday weekend) – come along for FREE and join in the retro gaming fun!
Excalibur’s New Instructors
Excalibur is proud to announce that Mr Dave Holloway and Mr Dean Lewis have successfully qualified as GTI Instructors and have been presented with their Instructor Certificates and blue Instructor doboks by Mr McGinley after fulfilling all the necessary criteria to successfully complete the course.
Qualified Referees Join The Excalibur Team
Well done to Mrs Tammy Lewis and Mr Dean Lewis on qualifying as GTI Referees. Photo shows Mr McGinley presenting them with their Certificates.
Wow! 21 Excalibur Black Belts in training!
We’ve just been updating the Excalibur Black Belts page on the website and realised that we have 21 Dan Grade students training with us on a regular basis in April 2018! How awesome is that!? 21 students who have dedicated themselves to years of training and perseverance, fantastic role models for our colour belt students and Junior Dragons!
Dan Grading Achievements!
Huge CONGRATULATIONS to Karl and Tammy on their Dan Grading promotions to 2nd and 1st Dan Black Belts respectively at the GTI Black Belt Grading on 8th April 2018. Master Sewell, 7th Dan, Master Cockburn, 7th Dan and Mr Bhadeshia, 6th Dan graded the 4 groups at Master Sewell’s academy.
Coming up in April…
Easter Break – we will be taking a break over the long Easter Bank Holiday weekend, so no training on Good Friday or Easter Saturday!
GTI Colour Belt Grading – March 2018
Please note that the venue will now be BRIDGNORTH ENDOWED LEISURE CENTRE (SMALL HALL). Please check your emails/whatsapp for the latest timetable!
GTI Excalibur Groundwork Seminar – February 2018
Please confirm if you will be attending this valuable seminar with Master Cockburn – black stripes/black belts are strongly encouraged to attend as Groundwork may be in your upcoming GTI Black Belt Grading!
GTI Regional Squad – February 2018
GTI English Open Tournament – January 2018
Congratulations to all the Excalibur Martial Arts students who took part in the GTI English Open in Cheltenham and came back with plenty of hard-earned bling and lots of positive feedback!!!
The medal tally was 2 Golds, 3 Silvers and 2 Bronzes between them 👊👊👊
Monika Cichowska – Gold Sparring & Silver Patterns
Tammy Lewis – Gold Patterns & Silver Sparring
Reilly McGinley – Silver Sparring
Harry Lewis – Bronze Sparring & Bronze Patterns
Seb Young (Julie Rose) – a great performance and lots of confidence gained
Officials: Seamus McGinley, Dean Lewis, Tammy Lewis, Karl Thompson
GTI Black Belt Pre-Grading – January 2018
GTI National Squad Training @ Derby – January 2018
Squad training is open to all GTI members who train regularly at a GTI club. Come along and see what you’re capable of! Train with some of the GTI’s top competitors and improve your physical fitness, technical ability and all-round performance. Fees: £5
Excalibur Kessel Walk – January 2018
This is a New Year tradition, starting with the Excalibur Kessel Walk after classes on the first Saturday back after Christmas. The following week there is the timed Kessel Sprint up the Bypass hill followed the next week by the Kessel Run (the Walk route but done as a run!). A leaderboard shows the progress made annually by students and Instructors!
Excalibur: Star Wars The Last Jedi – December 2017
Join the McGinley Clan at the Excalibur showing of Star Wars: The Last Jedi! Fancy dress encouraged!
Impromptu sledging session at the Bridgnorth Scout Hut Hill after classes – be there or be a snowman!
GTI British Open Tournament – November 2017
Register your entries at gti.wiredma.com – all entries for competitors need to be made online. Spectators pay on the door, on the day. Under 5’s free.
Proud of this bunch!
Excalibur Christmas Party – November 2017
Sign up sheets in class for this year’s Christmas Party! Can’t wait!
Excalibur Frrrright Club
Join us in fancy dress for Excalibur Frrrrright Club on the last Friday of the month! Look at these spookily spectacular Junior Dragons!
GTI Black Belt Grading – October 2017
Fantastic achievements by four brilliant role models at Excalibur Martial Arts. Congratulations to Luke Richardson, 3rd Dan, Connor McGinley, 2nd Dan, Erin McGinley 2nd Dan and Reilly McGinley, 1st Dan!