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Excel Martial Arts

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We Care That You Belong.
Together We Excel in Life

Helping our community be the best version of themselves since 2007.

0114 248 5188

Longacre Way, Holbrook Industrial Estate, Sheffield, South Yorkshire S20 3FS

Find Out How We Can Help You and Your Family Excel in Life.

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Excel Martial Arts Owner

We’re passionate about helping everyone become the best version of themselves.

Founded by Liam Richards, we have been serving our community for more than 11 years. We have the experience to help bring out the best in everyone. That means everything from confidence and focus, to self-belief and a positive mindset. 

It is our mission to exceed your expectations and offer you an experience you’ll never find anywhere else. 

Our students and their families learn that together they can achieve anything. 

It Started With a Family

I remember vividly being bullied as a child. I couldn’t wait for the end of the school day so I could run, as fast as I could, to the safety of home. I lacked confidence and self-esteem. 

My parents introduced me to Martial Arts so I could learn to defend myself, but little did I know what that would mean for my future! 

As my training progressed I soon realised that I wanted to improve and get better, and help others too. I wanted other kids to be confident enough to make friends and to know that the bullies weren’t in charge, and so in 2007, Excel was born! 

Liam Richards 

What makes us unique?

We’re not in this to be average, we’re in this to be AWESOME!
• We go above and beyond to make everyone feel included and part of the Excel Family.  
• Our programme is fully inclusive with no hidden costs. 
• Parents and carers are involved every step of the way. 
• Our coaches work full time for Excel so they are dedicated to helping everyone achieve their goals. 
• We are open 6 days a week allowing you to be flexible with training days. 
• An Academy like no other. Enjoy training with the best quality equipment in a world-class environment. 
• Exclusive Excel Member Benefits include discounts with local retailers and sporting events tickets. 

Our Styles

We are a mixed martial arts school specialising in freestyle kickboxing. That means our students learn skills from a variety of different martial arts styles during classes, but all with the intention of building life skills in a positive, supportive, and fun environment. 

Our award-winning academy is a place for you and your family to experience modern, world-class coaching in traditional and modern martial arts styles. 

The Academy

• Enjoy Training With The Best Quality Equipment in a World-Class Environment
• Cushioned Mats for Maximum Safety
• Air Conditioning in all Training Areas
• Seating for Parents & Spectators Next to the Mats

What Makes Excel Martial Arts Different From other
Karate & Taekwondo Schools?

We focus on the personal development aspect of martial arts, not just self-defense moves.

Our full-time instructors are all certified black belts, qualified, and professionally trained to teach martial arts.

Our facility is always clean and features a viewing area for parents, as well as matted floors throughout.

Our Promise at Excel Martial Arts:

To Train in the
Highest Quality Martial Arts
Program Available

To Focus On
Personal Development
in a Positive Environment

To Offer Programs
Accessible & Enjoyable
by People of Any Age

The Team

Our team live and breathe Excel, and are committed to providing you with an experience that exceeds your expectation. Our Pro-Coaching Team work for Excel full-time, meaning their sole job is to ensure you achieve your goals in a supportive, fun and positive way. 

Our Pro-coaches and coaches are supported by a wider Excel Team who are dedicated to making sure you have an amazing Excel experience. 

  • Liam Richards

    Liam Richards

    Founder & Pro-Coach

    5th Degree Black Belt

  • Tia Richards

    Tia Richards

    Pro-Coach

    3rd Degree Black Belt

  • Keely Short

    Keely Short

    Pro-Coach & Operations Manager

    2nd Degree Black Belt

  • Jack Cocker

    Jack Cocker

    Pro-Coach

    1st Degree Black Belt

  • Brett

    Brett

    Assistant Coach

     
     

  • Devon

    Devon

    Assistant Coach

    2nd Degree Black Belt
     

  • Carla

    Carla

    Early Years Coach

    Day Camp Leader & Front of House
    Blue Belt

  • Charlene

    Charlene

    Early Years Coach & Party Host

    Purple Belt
     

  • Emily

    Emily

    Front of House

     

  • Diane

    Diane

    Office Manager

     

  • Louise

    Louise

    Marketing & Branding Ninja

    Brown Belt