White (no background).png Universal Martial Arts


Established and based in Shrewsbury, and now with schools across Shropshire, Universal Martial Arts is lead by Master James Kessler (7th Degree Black Belt and ITF International Instructor & Examiner) and his team of instructors.

We teach authentic ITF Taekwon-Do to men, women & children of all ages and abilities. 

Some Martial Arts schools choose to follow a very old curriculum and use out-dated teaching methods which may be unsuitable for modern-day students. Whilst others teach a free-style system which is often unrecognised and unregulated.

What separates us is that we provide the best of both worlds. Our syllabus is authentic ITF Taekwon-Do as developed by its founder, General Choi Hong Hi. We ensure that instead of a military style approach, our students are guided through the curriculum at a pace that suits them. This means that we keep our students longer and ensure they reach and maintain a high standard.

In addition to our standard time tables, we regularly host and attend seminars with prominent Taekwon-Do World Masters.

All our instructors are insured and undergo a criminal record check with the Disclosure Barring Service - DBS (formerly known as the CRB check)  every 18-months. In line with the policy of the British Taekwon-Do Council and UK Sport.

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