Chelmsford Shotokan Karate Club
"KARATE IS ABOUT MANY THINGS,
BUT FIRST AND FOREMOST
IT IS ABOUT TRAINING"
Sensei Frank Brennan (8th Dan)
ABOUT OUR CLUB
Our Club was established by Sensei Charles and Sensei Dot 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.
Our Chief Instructors, Sensei Jane Naylor-Jones (6th Dan) and Sensei Richard Naylor-Jones (6th Dan), are Long Standing Members of the KUGB, qualified KUGB Instructors, Senior Assessors, and are fully DBS checked. They are supported by a team of qualified Black Belt Instructors. Together we are committed to the highest standard of teaching.
Anyone from age 4 years old and upwards, with no upper age limit for adults, can start learning Karate with us.
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 such high standards, both in and out of the Dojo.
CHOOSE the class that's right for you
We have a variety different types of classes for all ages and abilities.
Classes for Kids
Beginner to Red Belt
Classes for Everyone
Classes for High Grades
Black and Brown Belts
Classes for Adults
Beginner to Purple Belt
Learn how to defend yourself in our practical courses all about personal-safety
Sensei Dot Naylor was awarded the 'Unsung Hero'- Active Essex Sports Awards.
Our Club was awarded the title: 'Team of the Year' - Essex Chronicle Sports Awards.
The Prime Minister awarded Sensei Dot Naylor with a UK Point of Light Award.
Our Club was approved as a Fitness in Mind UK.
Sensei Richard Naylor-Jones was awarded 'Ambassador of the Year' - Active Essex for his voluntary work with Disability Sports.
One of our students, Mia Hillsden, was awarded 'Young Sports Personality of the Year' -Active Essex following her becoming both British Youth Grand Champion and being crowned World Female Youth Kata Champion- Italy.
Sensei Jane Naylor-Jones was awarded 'Coach of the Year'- Active Essex Sports Awards.
The next event is:
Back to school anti-bullying and personal safety course
Bullying comes in lots of shapes and sizes. It is not always physical, or in person.
On this course you will learn some personal safety techniques and strategies to live by and to complement your Karate training - although no previous experience in Karate is necessary.
We aim this course at Under 16s, and use a variety of different activities to help them stay safe, from learning how to be vocal in order to signal for help, to talks about cyberbullying, and how to avoid and be aware of potentially dangerous situations.
All ages and grades welcome, even those new to Karate!
Dovedale Sports Centre