Excel Martial Arts is The UK’s Leading Martial Arts Academy

Family, Friendly & Fun

“We passionately help people live a happy & healthy life”

The founder of Excel, Liam Richards launched Excel in 2007 at Sam Jones Health Club and in local schools. Liam and his friend Danny Ball reached the final of ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent as Martial Arts duo Strike, with 15 million people tuning into the show. Liam is a qualified life coach and 100% committed to his vision of helping people live a happy and healthy life.

We are the Leading Martial Arts School in the UK coaching & educating our students with innovative and creative ways. We use modern methods to teach traditional skills in a fun & motivating way Our Team of Coaches are trained by the best instructors in the World.

We have both male and female coaches that are 100% committed to helping you/your child achieve their goals. They all train hard to develop themselves & their skills

We have a personal development program within the Martial Arts to develop both physically, mentally & spiritually strong Black Belts

The founder of Excel, Liam Richards has won World, European & British titles, voted International Martial Artist of the Year in 2014 & Qualified Life Coach.


At Excel everyone is welcome & is treated equally & with the respect that they deserve. We work hard, train hard, & play hard having loads of fun with regular social events including fund raising events for our nominated charity Bluebell Wood. So you are sure to make new friends along the way. Check out our success stories to hear more about how Excel has helped some of our students in their black belt journey & what they enjoy most about training at Excel.
Do you want a new challenge?
Would you like your children to develop confidence, concentration & discipline?

We love coaching children to grow into confident, focused and disciplined Black Belts. Investing in your children at Excel will be one of the best decisions you will ever make. Here what our student’s parents think about Excel and what we can do for your children.
We are more than a Martial Arts school. We are a family and care about every single one of our unique and individual students to develop your mind, body and spirit. Our members get fit and learn self-defense as well as growing in confidence and developing the discipline and focus to excel in life. 

All of our classes are taught in a fun and engaging environment for you or child to enjoy the journey of self-improvement and Martial Arts progression. 

WARNING! – Joining the team is life changing.

Whether you are looking to get fit and have fun or invest in your child’s development through confidence, concentration and discipline, you have come to the right place. See what people think about Excel.

We are excited to meet you and welcome you to our family, friendly and fun academy.
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