At Chelmsford Karate Club, we want to promote health throughout the local community, both in body and mind. We teach the art of karate in Chelmsford as a way to develop physical fitness and self-defence skills, improve mental well-being, and encourage relationships. Our ethos is that karate can be for everyone, and we want to bring our passion to you, giving you physical strength, mental strength, and long-lasting, strong friendships.
Our instructors have over 120 years’ combined experience training karate in Chelmsford and look forward to teaching you the subtle art of Okinawan Goju Ryu and welcoming you into the family.
Beginner Classes

Beginner Classes

Our beginner classes are specially designed for students new to martial arts and Karate. We take student from the age of 6 and above. 

Junior Karate

Junior Karate

Our Junior Karate Programme was created exclusively for children ages 6 and above. All Grades are Welcome! 

Seniors (15 and and Under)

Seniors (15 and and Under)

The senior Karate classes are specially developed for students who have been training for 3+ years. Get in Touch to find out More

Adults Karate

Adults Karate

Our Adult Karate Classes provide a great way for adults to stay in shape and learn self defence. There are always challanges that will keep you inspired

About Chelmsford Karate

Formed in 1986 we practise traditional Okinawan Goju Ryu, which focuses on effective close-quarters self-defence. Chelmsford Karate is not just about learning martial arts. It is a place of friendship. A place to find and meet new friends.


Self Defence

At Chelmsford Karate, we believe that it is important to learn Self Defence techniques so that you can always be prepared to defend yourself in an unknown situation.

Strength & Conditioning

Conditioning the body and mind is an important part of karate and any Martial Arts. Strengthening the body so that it can perform effectively is great for fitness and knowing what it's like to hit or take a blow prepares you against an attacker.

Kata & Bunkai

Kata strings techniques together so you can practice them on your own. They are more than just a sequence of moves and unlike some clubs we also analyse and practice the meaning of the moves (Bunkai)


We perform both structured sparring and free sparring to help build confidence in a combat situation and practice the techniques learnt in class.
Daniel King - Competition
Seniors Training
Chris Clayton - Competition
Ridgewell - Competition
Junior Grading
Junior Grading Group
Cobie Neal - Competition
Junior Grading - Kihon
Allan & Terry - Chelmsford Gasshaku
Allan & Terry - Chelmsford Gasshaku
Group Game - Birmingham Gasshaku
Choke Hold - Chelmsford Gasshaku

Who Are We?

Chelmsford Karate is not just about learning karate, Martial Arts or Self Defence. It is a place of friendship. A place to find and meet new friends that share the same interests as you.

More Than Just A Karate Club

Chelmsford Karate is not just about learning karate. It is a place of friendship.

Learn Something New

Are you loooking to lean new skills? Are you looking for your Next Challenge? Goju-Ryu Karate could be your Answer.

The Value of Karate

Modern city life deprives you of the exercise necessary for fitness and mental health.

Get Fit and Lose Weight

No more boring gym routines!! Karate and Martial Arts helps with Weight loss, Increased Stamina, Improved Flexibility.

Karate is for you

Karate can be taken up by children and by men and women of any age. 

Improved Mental Wellness

It’s common for us to struggle with self-esteem, confidence as we deal with the competitive environments and overloaded to-do lists that surround us. Karate helps you find the balance needed to live life to the fullest.

Club News

See the latest news and events at Chelmsford Karate

Grading Success

Chelmsford Karate club sends out a massive congratulations to those who attempted their Dan grading's on Wednesday 4th November at Keene Hall. All those that took part were successful. The club is immensely proud of everyone's efforts over this tough year, they put the hours in both online in the park and in the Dojo the results tell the story!

North Ave - Wednesday Training Time Changes

North Avenue Dojo will be reopening its doors from the 12th April 2021 this comes with a slight change to its normal training times. As of 12th April there will be 3 junior training sessions, an all grades class on the Monday from 7pm and two separate classes on the Wednesday. A beginners class starting from 18:30 - 19:30 for Green Belts and below and a seniors class from 19:30 - 20:30 for Blue Belts and above.

Training Update

Both North Avenue and Keene Hall Dojo's are fully open for both Junior and adult Training. The club is now able to fully function without an restrictions. If you are interested in joining get in contact with us or reach out to the clubs Welfare Officer.

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About Us

We practise traditional Okinawan Goju Ryu, which focuses on effective close-quarters fighting. We enjoy tournaments, but believe that the true heart of karate is self defence.