Welcome to Chelmsford Karate Club

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 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 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.   

In June 2017, the Club were very pleased to be approved as a Fitness in Mind UK. Our Club has been actively committing to the Mental Wellbeing of our members as well as their physical and social wellbeing so it was great to receive this recognition.

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.

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Latest Club News

Essex Chronicle reports 'More success for Chelmsford at National Championships'

We are in the Essex Chronicle today with a report about our success at the Karate Union of Great Britain's 51st British National Championships.  The article talks about the...

Coventry University host Sensei Richard for a Self Defence and Personal Safety Course

Sensei Richard was invited back to Coventry University again to run  a 6 hour Personal Safety and Self Defence Course  over the past two weeks.

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Saturday, 1 July 2017 - click here for full details

KUGB National Youth Championships, Chesterfield

Monday, 10 July 2017 - click here for full details

Kyu Grading witrh Sensei Rhodes 8th Dan

Monday, 10 July 2017 - click here for full details

Masterclass with Sensei Rhodes, 8th Dan - (following Kyu Grading)

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  • 13 June 2015 : Chelmsford Team and Medals from KUGB Southern Regions 2015
  • 13 June 2015 : Lee McLeod 'Most Outstanding Competitor' KUGB Southern Regions 2015
  • 13 June 2015 : Chelmsford's Trophies from KUGB Southern Regions 2015
  • 16 October 2013 : KUGB Nationals 2007, CSKC Demonstration Team (which included the Children's Team Kata Champions) with the Naylors.
  • 16 October 2013 : European Shotokan Karate Championships, Istanbul
  • 14 October 2013 : "Karate" Number 1 July 1986 Front Cover

Join Chelmsford SKC

Why not try one of our Shotokan Karate classes. There are many benefits from practising Shotokan Karate and we hold classes for students from as young as 4 years of age. Some of the benefits include:

  • Self Development
  • Self Fitness
  • Self Confidence
  • Self Discipline
  • Self Defence

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Club Training Times

Monday19:30 - 20:30

Tuesday17:00 - 18:00

 18:00 - 19:00

 19:20 - 21:20

Wednesday17:00 - 18:00

 18:00 - 19:00

Thursday18:00 - 19:00

 19:15 - 20:30

Sunday10:00 - 12:00

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Club Contact Details

Tel: 07973 672 663

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Upcoming KUGB Events

English Kata Squad Training

Sunday 25th June 2017


Scottish Squad Training

Sunday 25th June 2017


KUGB National Youth Championships

Saturday 1st July 2017


English Senior Squad Training

Saturday 8th July 2017


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