News & Updates

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!
  or click JustGiving - Sponsor me now!

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.

Nerf Wars Bridgnorth Excalibur Taekwondo Martial Arts Shropshire Leisure Centre LoveBridgnorth Social Event

GTI North West Open Tournament

Still time to register! Please let us know if you’re available to officiate too!
 https://gti.wiredma.com/

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!

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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. 
Taekwondo Martial Arts Excalibur GTI Bridgnorth Black Belts

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!

Happy Easter Bank Holiday Monday Excalibur Martial Arts Bridgnorth Taekwondo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 Bridgnorth Taekwondo Martial Arts Shropshire Grading Certificates Belts

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!

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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 👊👊👊

Competitors:
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!

 

Excalibur Sledging!

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!

Excalibur Nerf Wars – October 2017

Welcome Home Champs! – October 2017

The GTI International Squad returned victorious from the Netherlands ITF World Championships! 

 

GTI Colour Belt Grading – September 2017

Excalibur Canoeing – July 2017

GTI Black Belt Pre-Grading – August 2017

GTI Black Belt Patterns Seminar – July 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

GTI Black Belt Pre-Grading – July 2017

 

 

 

 

Regional Squad – July 2017

 

 

 

 

 

GTI Charity 100 Rounds of Sparring 2017

The Excalibur Team in Cheltenham raising funds for Hope House Children’s Hospice in memory of Matthew

GTI Excalibur Bridgnorth Taekwondo Sparring Charity Hope House

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our crazy crew – Team Excalibur – consisted of (Back row L-R) Karl, Dean, Connor, (photobombing Michael), Seamus, Tig, Erin, Luke (Middle row L-R) Seb, Reilly, George, Dave, Julie (Front row) Amelia!  June 2017

GTI Excalibur Martial Arts Bridgnorth Taekwondo Sparring Charity Hope House

GTI Instructors Day

The GTI Instructors Day gave Instructors, Assistant Instructors and potential new recruits enjoying an action packed day with lots of insight from a variety of senior grade GTI Instructors, giving advice on all matters relating to running a Tae Kwon-Do club!

Master Sewell Iceman GTI Global Taekwondo Excalibur Bridgnorth

Excalibur Nerf Wars: Rogue 2

The first Excalibur Nerf Wars of 2017 takes place on Saturday 29th April 2017!  Be prepared…Rogue 2 is coming!

Excalibur Fight Club… Get ready to rumble!

Get down to Cheltenham for GTI National Squad Training this weekend!

FREE Demo and Taster Session with Excalibur Martial Arts at the Bridgnorth Endowed Leisure Centre Halo Open Day – 22nd April 2017

 

 

 

 

 

GTI Regional Squad Training

Open to all GTI students (all grades and all clubs!)

 

 

 

 

 

Excalibur welcomes it’s newest Black Belt, Mr Ant Carr, 1st Dan