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

Training today:
Dumbell session but lowered the weight as STILL recovering from last Friday.
Static stretching
So I can grade BLTSA students properly, learnt:
Number 10 of their 3 step
Numbers 5-8 of their 2 step.

(photo of Master Sewell 8th Dan, 3 times world champion about to knock my block off??)
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3 days ago

Essex Tae Kwon Do

How to maintain your martial arts in your mature years.

Concede that you are no longer in your 20's, 30's or even 40's and that riding a motorbike all day can mean aching, back, shoulders, arms & wrists.

Todays training:
NO 50's
NO 20's
4 directional punch
2 step (all 8)
Kick drills
Bending ready stance A drills
Attack drills: Hands only, legs only then hands & legs

Patterns: Joong-Gun, Won-Hyo, Tong-IL, So-San, Se-Jong, Moon-Moo and Yon-Gae.

Made 2 mistakes in Se-Jong.

All done with NO power.

Photo: Jacqui saying to Joe "Ok, get your coat, you've pulled."
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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

Book you'r FREE trial now - And join our growing family!

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.

  • Call Us Anytime:

  •  07754 759666

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