Our Club was established by Sensei Charles Naylor in 1967 and we are proud to be affiliated to the KUGB (the Karate Union of Great Britain), the UK’s largest single style Karate Organisation.
Sensei Dot Naylor (3rd Dan) is the Chief Instructor of Chelmsford Shotokan Karate Club and has over 50 years of experience. She is supported by Sensei Jane Naylor-Jones (5th Dan) and Sensei Richard Naylor-Jones (5th Dan) and a team of qualified Blackbelt Instructors.
Our Senior Instructors are Long Standing Members of the KUGB, qualified KUGB Instructors and Assessors and are fully CRB checked. Together we are committed to the highest standard of teaching.
Anyone from aged 4 years upwards, with no upper age limit for adults, can start to learn Karate with us. For our younger members we offer the Shotokan Tigers Karate Classes, with lots of extra fun lessons and activities taking place through school holidays. We also have regular adult only and high grade classes and family classes. Plus Private Lessons are available, upon request, for those who want tuition to suit their individual needs.
At Chelmsford Shotokan Karate Club we stress the importance of true Karate spirit to our students and, to this end, emphasis is always placed on the development of the disciplines of Character, Sincerity, Effort, Etiquette and Self Control. It is because of this training that our students attain high standards.
In January of 2015, the Club was awarded the prestigious title of 'Team of the Year' at the Essex Chronicle Sports Awards. This was a fantastic achievement for the Club especially as Sensei Dot Naylor, our Chief Instructor, had been awarded the 'Unsung Hero' at the Active Essex Sports Awards a month earlier. The recognition of our Club and it's reputation, not only within the world of Karate, went one step further when in June 2015 the Prime Minister awarded Sensei Dot Naylor with a UK Point of Light.
We hope that you find our website informative and would invite you to stop by to watch one of our classes or call us on 07973 672 663.
Latest Club News
Chelmsford Shotokan Karate Club are in the Essex Chronicle Newspaper again. This time following their success at the Karate Union of Great Britain (KUGB) Youth...
Last Monday we were very pleased to host Sensei Bob Rhodes (8th Dan) at Chelmsford where he took a Master class on the Bunkai for Kata Heian Shodan.
On Monday 18 July there was a Kyu Grading with Sensei Bob Rhodes (8th Dan) followed by a 'Certificate Award Ceremony' at Anglia Ruskin University, Chelmsford.
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