Meet the Instructors

Universal Martial Arts instructors are fully trained, having undergone a training programme delivered by BTC qualified verifiers and sanctioned by UK Sport. All our instructors are subject to a DBS (CRB) enhanced disclosure check every 18 months.



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Master James Kessler, VII Degree, ITF International Instructor & Examiner

Master Kessler teaches at our Shrewsbury H.Q. location 

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Resident Instructors

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Mr. Neil Morris, IV Degree, ITF International Instructor

Mr. Morris teaches at our Telford and  Bridgnorth locations


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Mr. Andy Jefferies, IV Degree, ITF International Instructor


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Resident Instructor

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Mr. Reuben Thorley, III Degree, ITF National Instructor

Mr. Thorley teaches at our Ludlow location


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Mr. Craig Hulland, III Degree 


Mr. Hulland assists at our Shrewsbury location




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Dr. Eric Stannard, II Degree


Dr. Stannard assists at our Shrewsbury location





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