Essex Martial Arts Unleash your true potential

If you are looking for an activity for you and your family you have come to the right place. We offer classes suitable for people 13 years of age plus. (10 to 12 years old if a parent or older sibling trains too) Unleash your true potential and come try a FREE trial session with no obligation.

Essex Martial Arts Welcome

Essex Martial Arts provides traditional training with some fun factor. The biggest compliment new students say about us is that we promote a friendly environment with no bullies or egos on the floor. Please come along for a free trial session so that you can see first hand what we are all about. Just wear loose sports clothing and bring some water. You are welcome to just turn up. You can also bring a family member or friend for support and they too can train for free.

Hope to see you soon.

About Essex Martial Arts

Established in 2000 with venues in Basildon and Chelmsford. Essex Martial Arts is an independent ITF (International Taekwondo Federation) based style.

We teach traditional Taekwondo, compeition skills and practical self defence that will work when in a realistic altercation situation. We have a number of champions with in our ranks. Whether you are looking to get fit, improve your confidence or just meet new people we are sure our classes are for you. Please check out our locations and class times.


Basildon venue was established in the year 2000. All classes are taught by Master Slater and his fully qualified instructors.


Address & Times

The George Hurd Centre,
Audley Way,
SS14 2AB

Mondays & Thursdays:




  • Master Gordon Slater 8th Dan
  • Mr. Gareth Richardson 5th Dan
  • Mr. Chris Mann 4th Dan
Caters for
  • 13 + (will accept 10 + if older sibling or parent trains too)
  • Families
  • Adults


Chelmsford venue was established in the year 2004. All classes are taught by Master Slater and his fully qualified instructors.
Address & Times


Dovedale Sports Centre
Vicarage Road

Wednesdays: 7.30 pm to 8.30 pm & 8.30pm to 9.30pm

Fridays:  7.30 pm to 8.30 pm & 8.30pm to 9.30pm

  • Master Gordon Slater 8th Dan
  • Mr. Stewart Blair 3rd Dan
  • Mr. Dave Palmer 2nd Dan
Caters for
  • 13 + (will accept 10 + if older sibling or parent trains too)
  • Families
  • Adults

2 days ago

Essex Tae Kwon Do

Wed 19th May 2021 first session back!

Wednesday's & Friday's.

As before 2 sessions: 7.30 & 8.30
Limited to 10 people
Email me at:
24 hrs before I will let you know which session you are booked for.
These limitations are for 19th May to 21st June.
Then things may hopefully return to normal.
Kind regards
Master Slater
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3 days ago

Essex Tae Kwon Do


Copy of email I received tonight below:

Training: All the usual, 8's, 50's 20's, drills plus 1st Dan & 2nd Dan patterns.

Photo: Teaching & demonstrating turning kick some years ago.

Good Evening All,

As I’m sure you are all aware, Boris is happy to proceed to the next stage of his roadmap out of lockdown on the 17th May.

I know many of you are keen to get back to normality as soon as possible and things are definitely heading in the right direction.

Tomorrow there will be a Council meeting regarding how all of our Centres are going to proceed into the next stage safely.

Once we have worked through Boris’s proposal we will have a better understanding of restrictions on numbers etc moving forward, and I will then liaise with you all regarding your Club booking.

I would like to reiterate that you are still my main priority and your bookings have remained safe during these unprecedented times, and multiple lockdowns.

We here at Dovedale, look forward to welcoming you back in the coming weeks. 😊

Thank you,

Best Regards,

Emily Carlson

Duty Manager
Dovedale Sports Centre
Chelmsford City Council
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Seminar at St Albans

St Albans Seminar Master Slater conducted an open seminar on the 23rd May at St. Albans TaeKwonDo. Over 50 students attended the seminar from 10th Kup upto 7th Degree Black Belt. Master Snow who organised the seminar said having known Master Slater and the...

Brand New Website Launch

New Website Master Snow has re'designed our website and it looks great. Our other website needed an upgrade so we asked the Master to do his magic as he is a web designer and runs a on line IT business. The website is cross browser friendly too so we are...


I have known Master Slater for over two decades now, I run clubs in Hertfordshire and have Master Slater conduct seminars for us. I have spent 35 years in the art but Master Slater always impresses.

Master Snow VII

I attended a class at Essex Martial Arts a few years back I now attend a class on a regular basis. As an instructor myself I find Master Slater and his team very welcoming and knowledgable

Mr Lapthorn VI

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If we are unable to answer you'r call simply leave a message we will contact you as soon as possible. Feel free to simply turn up as you will always be welcome whether you book up or not.

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