Welcome to Chelmsford Shotokan 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 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.

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Latest Club News

Chelmsford's British Champions reported in the Essex Chronicle

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...

Bunkai Master Class with Sensei Bob Rhodes in Chelmsford

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.

Kyu Grading Success with Sensei Bob Rhodes (8th Dan)

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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Tuesday, 26 July 2016 - click here for full details

Chelmsford Karate Training Summer Schedule - WE ARE TRAINING EVERY WEEK

Wednesday, 27 July 2016 - click here for full details

Special Summer Shotokan Tigers Course

Monday, 8 August 2016 - click here for full details

Karate Summer School, Lancaster

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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

Scottish Squad Training

Saturday 6th August 2016


KUGB Grand Slam Competition

Saturday 3rd September 2016


KUGB Central Region Kata Squad Training

Sunday 4th September 2016


For all KUGB events click here.

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