The GKI (Goju-Ryu Karate-do International) is the organisational association that this karate club belongs to. It ensures that all club instructors meet the necessary standards and requirements regarding teaching experience, technical knowledge, insurance, safeguarding and first aid.



1.     Student Contact Details

2.    Medical and Emergency Details

3.    First Aid and Medical Treatment:

4.    Junior Members (Who has parental responsibility?)

In line with Child Protection Legislation, any concerns of abuse or non-accidental injury will be reported to the club’s child protection Officer

5.    Photography and Video Images

6. Statement of Understanding:

By signing this form (parent/guardian if under 18) and becoming a member of Chelmsford Karate Club, I agree that I (or my child):

  • Wish to become a member of Chelmsford Karate Club and/or its branch dojos and confirm that the details provided are correct. • Will follow all instructions from the Sensei (Instructor) and abide by all rules set out by Chelmsford Karate Club and its instructors.
  • I understand that Goju Ryu is a semi contact style so there will be some contact. I understand that excessive contact and force is not allowed.
  • I am in in good health and have no known medical problems that would restrict my ability to participate in karate that have not been stated or discussed. I will inform the club’s instructors of any change in my health and will not hold the club, G.K.I. or their instructors or members, liable for any loss or injury arising as a result of any undiagnosed health issue.
  • I undertake this activity at my own risk, and agree to totally and completely indemnify the club, its Instructor/s and the venue in respect of any injury caused to myself or any other person during the session. I agree to bear all losses caused by injuries that I/my child may receive whilst training with the club.
  • I will uphold the true principles of Karate-Do and never use karate techniques outside the dojo unless absolutely necessary
  • I will keep my G.K.I. licence up to date and should I fail to do so I indemnify the club, its members, instructors and officials from any and all liabilities and responsibilities including those normally covered by an up-to- date licence.
  • I will inform the club officials should I decide to stop training at the club. I accept that it is my responsibility to stop any standing order that I have in place and that no refunds will be made.
  • I give / do not give permission for my photograph and/or video images to be taken and used as per the statements in section 5.

On 25th May 2018 the GDPR (the General Data Protection Regulation) becomes law; this means we must provide you with information about the lawful grounds for processing your personal data.

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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.

Our instructors include Police Officers who have used their skills on the streets many times.

Latest News

  • Training Update - Tier 4

    Unfortunately due Chelmsford now placed into Tier 4 both North Avenue and Keene Hall Dojo's have again had to close its doors until further notice. In its place we will be running training sessions online through Zoom. If you are interested in joining get in contact with us or reach out to the clubs Welfare Officer.

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