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Who Are Chelmsford Karate

At Chelmsford Karate, we are more than just a martial arts club. We are a not-for-profit organization that has been an integral part of the Chelmsford community since 1986. Our story is one of dedication, discipline, and a deep-rooted commitment to the principles of traditional Okinawan Goju Ryu.

Our journey began over three decades ago, and from the very beginning, our core values have remained unchanged. We are driven by a passion for promoting physical fitness, nurturing mental discipline, and fostering a strong sense of community. These principles are the pillars upon which our karate club stands, and they continue to guide our members on their path to personal growth and empowerment.

Our two clubs in Chelmsford, Essex, have provided a welcoming and inclusive space for individuals of all ages and backgrounds to come together and share in the martial art experience. Our dedicated instructors, who are not only experts in Okinawan Goju Ryu but also champions of the art’s profound philosophies, ensure that every student receives the highest quality of instruction.

As a not-for-profit organization, our primary focus is on our students and the community we serve. We prioritize affordability and accessibility, ensuring that everyone who seeks to benefit from the art of karate can do so without financial barriers.

Chelmsford Karate is more than just a place to learn self-defense; it is a place to develop life skills, build character, and establish lasting connections with fellow practitioners. We believe that the discipline and determination honed through our training can be applied to all aspects of life, making our members not only physically stronger but mentally and emotionally resilient.

Join us at Chelmsford Karate, and become part of a legacy that spans generations. Discover the transformative power of traditional Okinawan Goju Ryu and experience a sense of belonging within a vibrant and supportive community. Whether you are a novice or an experienced martial artist, we welcome you to be a part of our journey as we continue to make Chelmsford a place where the spirit of karate thrives.

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Chelmsford Karate is associated and backed by Goju-Ryu Karate-Do International (GKI)

British Martial arts & Boxing Association


Chelmsford Karate is proudly regsitered with the BMABA (British Martial Arts & Boxing Association).

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Chelmsford Karate is recognised by the Safeguarding Code as having a good standard of safeguarding.

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.

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

Childrens Karate

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

Club History

Chelmsford Karate has a rich history that dates back to 1984 when it was initially established at Springfield Green, Chelmsford by Sensei Gary Webber. In 1986, the club’s leadership transitioned to Sensei Kevin Nason (7th Dan), who, in 1988, relocated the club to its current home at Keene Hall Galleywood.


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.

North Avenue Location

United Reformed Church,
North Avenue,
Chelmsford, CM1 2AL
Phone: 01245 330931

Keene Hall Location

Keene Hall,
Watchhouse Road,
Galleywood, CM2 8PT
Phone: 07884 118916