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 & Thursday
- Goffs Oak Junior School
- Millcrest Road
- Goffs Oak
- EN7 5NS
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- (Aged 7-15 years)
- 7pm to 8pm
- 8pm to 9.30pm
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.