In The Press

Here are some of our favourite press clippings!
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April 2018 – Love Bridgnorth












February 2018 – Bridgnorth Journal










December 2017 – Shropshire Star and Bridgnorth Journal











October//November 2017 – What’s What Magazine and Shropshire Star 



























July 2017 – What’s What Magazine

World Championships Taekwondo Excalibur Bridgnorth















LoveBridgnorth – March 2017


LoveBridgnorth – March 2017

BridgnorthBusiness – March 2017 – February 2017

Success for Excalibur Martial Arts at the GTI Taekwondo English Open

February 2017

Fantastic day for Seamus and Dave training with Mr Iain Abernethy and Mr Andrew Rheeston in Birmingham.
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LoveBridgnorth – January 2017

Hooray! Excalibur Martial Arts (top photo) made it on LoveBridgnorth‘s top 100 reasons to ❤️ Love Bridgnorth 🙂 So many happy smiling faces – you all look fantastic guys! Well done! – January 2017

Excalibur Martial Arts celebrates grading success

Global Taekwondo International Facebook Page – December 2016

Courtesy of I’m Famous – November 2016

The Magnificent Seven!

Taekwondo Excalibur Bridgnorth GTI Tournament Compeition Winners Shropshire Martial Arts


 – October 2016

Excalibur Martial Arts celebrate achievements


September 2016






Radio Shropshire – August 2016

Fantastic time with a some of our Excalibur students, past and present, BBC Radio Shropshire‘s Adam and Vicky and R2D2 builder-extraordinaire, Robert Lucas at the free Rocky showing courtesy of the Majestic Cinema. What a great night!

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What’s What Magazine – June 2016
Congratulations to 2nd Dan Junior Black Belt, Elle Humphries, who’s on her way to the European Biathlete Championships in Portugal! Well done!

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GTI North West Open
Fantastic results for Excalibur competitors Amelia, and mum Tig, Phoebe, and dad Tony, who took part in the GTI’s first ever North West Open in April 2016, along with Mr Bradley and Mr McGinley who attended in “Officials” capacity.
Bridgnorth Journal – May 2016
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Excalibur’s Fantastic Four!  Congratulations to Harriet and Lucy Crump and Charlie and Freddie Callaghan on achieving promotion to 1st Dan Junior Black Belts in the April 2016 Black Belt Grading!
Shropshire Review, What’s What Magazine and LoveBridgnorth Facebook Pages, Bridgnorth Journal 28th  April 2016

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World Champ Tony ‘The Iceman’ Sewell at GTI Sparring Seminar with Excalibur Martial Arts
Bridgnorth Journal  February 2016

Excalibur welcomes Master Tony 'The Iceman' Sewell to the Sparring Seminar

The Three Musketeers!  Congratulations to Erin, Dave and Declan who were promoted to 1st Dan Black Belts at the October 2015 Black Belt Grading!
Bridgnorth Journal and Shropshire Star  November 2015

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The motley crew from Excalibur Martial Arts who took part in the GTI’s annual 100 Rounds of Sparring Charity Event, raising £711.50 for our chosen charity, Young Minds!
Bridgnorth Journal July 2015

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Congratulations again to Matthew Hodgkins and Matthew Lawer on achieving their Black Belts!
Bridgnorth Journal April 2015

Black Belt Matthews April 2015

Medals success for Ellie and Tom at the GTI English Open in Swindon in February 2015!
Bridgnorth Journal February 2015

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Excalibur’s Dave Holloway and Toni Bennett take on the Burger Challenge to raise money in aid of the Jayne Sargeant Foundation.  ‘Dangerous’ Dave beats the rest of the competitors to win the challenge in just 23 minutes with Toni coming in 3rd place!
Bridgnorth Journal February 2015

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The fantastic team Excalibur competing at the GTI tournament in November 2014!
Reilly took Bronze in the Boy’s (Under 18s) Green Belt Patterns Division whilst Erin came in 4th place, missing out on a Bronze by a tenth of a point in the Girl’s (Under 18s) Red and Black Stripe Patterns Division.

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Excalibur Team Reilly Bronze Winner

Our very own Karl Thompson was successful in gaining his Black Belt First Dan in October 2014.  Well done, Karl!
Bridgnorth Journal November 2014

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Excalibur’s Reilly, Connor & Erin McGinley and Toni, Kyan and Taylor Bennett took competed in the GTI National Open in Cheltenham  in July 2014.
Reilly took Bronze in Boys (under 18s) Green Belt Patterns whilst Erin took Silver in Girls (under 18s) Red Belt Patterns and Toni took Silver in Men’s Veteran’s Sparring.
Bridgnorth Journal October 2014

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Superstar Mr McGinley!  Mr McG was the subject of the Bridgnorth Music and Arts Festival photography challenge.  Ex-Excalibur student, Jake Adams, took the shortlisted photograph with his perfectly timed shot.
Bridgnorth Journal  April 2014

April 2014 Jake's Photo

Excalibur Champs bringing home the bling for Bridgnorth!
Bridgnorth Journal  April 2014

GTI Open Ad April 2014

In The Press Feb 2014 Champs

The Bridgnorth Journal helps us celebrate Chris Punchard’s achievements
Bridgnorth Journal  March 2014

Chris Punchard newspaper article

Excalibur Stars Lucy and Toni bringing home the bling!
Bridgnorth Journal January 2014

Toni Lucy newspaper article

John Bradley achieves instructor qualification!
Bridgnorth Journal December 2013
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What’s What Magazine
November 2013
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Connor, Mr McGinley and Tom celebrating their Dan Grade successes!
Bridgnorth Journal  November 2013

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Connor and Mr McG – Father and Son make the grade!
Shropshire Star (Shrewsbury edition) November 2013

Father and son Dec 2013

BBC Radio Shropshire’s Ryan Kennedy takes part in ‘Ryan vs. Sport’ with Excalibur Martial Arts
Bridgnorth Journal  July 2013

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Mr Jack Cox and Mr Andy Seymour get to show off their Black Belt Certificates
Bridgnorth Journal  October 2012

Jack Andy Seamus Oct 2012

Castle Grounds Family Funday in the sun!  Action packed demos and lots of fun (and ice cream!) had by all!  Thank you to everyone who joined in and helped out.
Bridgnorth Journal  September 2012

September 2012 Castle Grounds

May 2012 GTI Black Belt Grading:  Congratulations to Isaac Williams who was promoted to 1st Dan Junior Black Belt, Chris Punchard who was promoted to 2nd Dan Junior Black Belt and it’s the third degree for Excalibur student Gary Plant!
Bridgnorth Journal  July 2012

May 2013 Gary Plant 3rd Dan

Come in no. 672… your time is up!  Mr McGinley joins the Bridgnorth Walk 2012.  Walker #672 came in between 6 hours 30 minutes and 6 hours 38 minutes.
May 2012

Bridgnorth Walk 2012

Golden Girl Allie gets gold in Patterns and bronze in Sparring at the PUMA World Black Belt Championships
Bridgnorth Journal  May 2012

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Black Belt Superstars!  Congratulations to new 1st Dan Junior Black Belts Jack and Tom Bradley, Marcus Crawford-Thomas and James Seymour!
Bridgnorth Journal  November 2011

November 2011 Bradleys Crawford Thomas Seymour BB

Fundraising for Excalibur’s Charity of 2011 – NSPCC
Bridgnorth Journal  October 2011

June 2012 NSPCC Certificate October 2011 Journal NSPCC Sparring Cheque

Fun at Bridgnorth Children’s Festival
September 2011

September 2011 Childrens Festival Bart August 2011 Bart Photo

Open Day supporting ‘Hands-On’ activities for children in Bridgnorth – martial arts demo
Bridgnorth Journal  September 2011

September 2011 Hands On

Excalibur’s new Black Belts!
Bridgnorth Journal  July 2011

July 2011 Ryan Anna Kartar BB

Come in no. 873… your time is up!  Mr McGinley joins the Bridgnorth Walk 2011.  #873 came in between 6 hours 24 minutes and 6 hours 34 minutes.
May 2011

Bridgnorth Walk 2011

Allie rewarded with Most Indomitable Competitor accolade!
Shropshire Star  March 2011

March 2011 Allie plate

Mr Punchard and Mr McGinley help raise funds for Help For Heroes
Shropshire Star, Bridgnorth Journal and Telford Journal  February 2011

February 2011 Journal H4H Charity spar    February 2011 H4H cheque Shrewsbury Chronicle

Walk 1 Feb 2011

GTI Charity Spar and Walk Feb 2011

Yvonne Hadley takes her Black Belt to work!
February 2011

February 2011 Yvonne Work Website

Mr Bradley and Mrs Hadley with their Black Belt Certificates
Shropshire Star  January 2011

Bradley Hadley Jan 2011

Bridgnorth Journal  January 2011

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The Excalibur Ceilidh swung into life with Mr Bob Hadley and the Coalport Invention!
November 2010

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Triumphant Quartet as Miles Westwood and Chris Punchard are promoted to 1st Dan and Allie Lucas and Gary Plant are promoted to 2nd Dan!
Bridgnorth Journal June 2010