Welcome to Cheshunt Karate Club

Cheshunt Karate Club welcomes children and adults to try Karate in a friendly atmosphere, offering a high standard of teaching by fully qualified black belt instructors and providing a balance of self defence and fitness in a traditional Shotokan Karate style.
We train together twice a week. We are the only club around that provides adults with one and a half hour sessions.


  • Tuesday
  • Rosedale Rugby Club
  • Andrews Lane
  • Cheshunt
  • Herts
  • EN7 6TB
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  • Juniors
  • (Aged 7-15 years)
  • 7.15pm to 8.15pm
  • Adults
  • 8.30pm to 10pm
  • Thursday
  • Goffs Oak Junior School
  • Millcrest Road
  • Goffs Oak
  • Herts
  • EN7 5NS
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  • Juniors
  • (Aged 7-15 years)
  • 7pm to 8pm
  • Adults
  • 8pm to 9.30pm

Club Profile

Cheshunt Karate Club was formed in January of 1999, with just 9 junior students starting their first steps in the martial arts. Sensei’s Paul, Makewell, Dewson and Edwards supported Sensei Pell to help launch the club. Sensei Ayres was nursing a back injury and was unable to attend. All the above Sensei’s were then training at the Broxbourne dojo with Sensei Harry Jones 6th Dan. The club was then a member of the English Shotokan karate association of which Sensei Jones was a founder member. The next week the first adult students started and more soon followed. Soon after the passing of Sensei Jones, Sensei Pell made the difficult decision to leave the ESKA. One of the reasons was that he felt the grading syllabus was more suited to teaching students in a large association and not a small group. He subsequently changed the grading syllabus to one more suited to their needs. The club now averages around 30 juniors and 20 adults. The training is mainly traditional Shotokan karate, with a mixture of realistic self defence techniques, cardiovascular workouts to improve the body’s anaerobic and aerobic thresholds and the latest advanced stretching routines to improve or maintain flexibility. The training gets progressively harder, but it’s possible for people of all levels of fitness to start training and gradually start to improve their fitness and flexibility along with an increase in confidence. As Cheshunt Karate Club is only small in size compared to many clubs, it is quite unusual to have six instructors of 3rd Dan and above, but as the instructors have trained together since the 80’s this unique relationship only adds to serve the great atmosphere in the club.


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Events

  • New Shodan

    Congratulations Sam Bennett on his new black belt
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  • Gasshuku 2011

    Report on gasshuku 2011
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  • Gasshuku 2010

    Report on gasshuku 2010
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  • Gasshuku 2009

    Report on gasshuku 2009
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  • Club awards

    Winners of all the awards
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  • 10th Anniversary

    Celebrating ten years of our club
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  • Gasshuku 2008

    Report on gasshuku 2008
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  • New Shodans

    Congratulations to Andy Skarpellis & Neil Paul on their new black belts
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  • New Shodan

    Congratulations to Chris Pitt on his new black belt
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  • Cheshunt Karate Club in the community

    Cheshunt Karate Club at Fairfields School with Sainsburys Active Kids
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  • Christmas 2005

    Christmas with cheshunt karate club
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  • Gasshuku 2005

    Report on gasshuku 2005
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  • New Shodan

    Congratulations to Les Boughey on his black belt
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  • Gasshuku 2004

    The first Gasshuku for Cheshunt karate club
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  • Sensei Pell 5th Dan

    Sensei pell gets awarded 5th Dan
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