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: 7.30 pm to 9.00 pm



  • 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 9.00 pm

Saturdays: 10.30 am to 12 Noon

  • 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

20 hours ago

Essex Tae Kwon Do

Chelmsford starts back Wednesday 23rd Sept 2020

You MUST book in advance to attend class.
Do NOT just turn up.

Email me at:

I will confirm that you can attend and at what time.

( confirmation of time may not be immediate as waiting for final numbers and grades that are attending)


- No charge until end of September
- Trial period
- Only 10 students allowed per session.
- Dependent on numbers means I have to split the class accordingly.
- May have the full 90mins if 10 & below, or 2 x 45 min classes if above 10.
- Due to being a Chelmsford venue, Chelmsford students take priority.
- If I need to split into 2 sessions, I may be able to invite some Basildon students.
- If continues to be 2 sessions, may ask Dovedale for more time to make 2 x 60 min sessions.
- Read all the new rules on our facebook page or the feed on the website:

I look forward to welcoming you back.

Kind regards
Master Slater 8th Dan
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2 days ago

Essex Tae Kwon Do

It is official Chelmsford back open from Wednesday 23rd September 2020

Same time: 7.30pm to 9.00pm
Saturdays: 10.30am to 12noon

Depending on numbers Wednesday could be our first session or sessions. ( 2x 45mins or 1 x 90mins )

Chelmsford students take precedence over other students

The plan may have to move to being two 45 mins sessions, spilt by belt rank.

The sessions until the end of Sept will be free to compensate for lost lessons in March.

New rules:
- Now until end of Sept will be our trial period.
- You MUST email me with your attendance request. I will then confirm your place by return email.
- First come first serve basis.
- You can only arrive 5 mins before class
- Wear a mask before & after class
- Adhere to the one way system
- Use the hand sanitizer stations
- No big bags, just a bottle of water.
- Come in your uniform & belt
- Wear trainers

Please see our new covid code below:

Essex Martial Arts Covid Code

(Following government advice, guidelines and venue covid regulations/ guidelines.)

Do Not Attend:
• If you feel unwell, have a high temperature, a new continuous cough, or have flu like symptoms do not attend class

• For all vulnerable people from interacting with the club
• For anyone with underlying health conditions from taking part in training sessions or even coming into the club
• Advise members who live with elderly people or people with health conditions to refrain from training

Before Attending/Class:
• Come already dressed in your Taekwondo uniform.
• Drop off and pick up students from the car park.
• Use the hand hygiene stations before class.

During Class:
• Allow time & space for fellow students to enter the hall via the doorway.
• Ask all who attend to where possible not touch any door
handles or surfaces.
• Until further notice always wear trainers when training.
• Do not shake hands, just bow
• Maintain at least one metre distance between everyone in class
• When facing another student be at least one metre plus distance.
• Avoid contact activities such as sparring / activity in pairs

Leaving Class:
• Allow time & space for fellow students to exit the hall via doorway
• Use hand hygiene station before you leave the building.
• Wash hands once you return home for the required 20 seconds.

Master Slater 8th Dan
Essex Martial Arts

Email me directly:

Kind regards
Master Slater 8th Dan
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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...

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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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