Dunmow TKD


Mixed Classes in a friendly, safe environment. Classes three times a week.

Dedicated TAGB Tigers programme for 4-9 year olds.



40 minute classes tailored speficially for 4-9 year olds, held at Great Dunmow Primary School:

  • Wednesdays: 18:10-18:50
  • Sundays: 10:10-10:50


1 hour classes, mixed Adults & Juniors (many families training together), running three* times a week:

  • Sundays: 11:00 - midday Great Dunmow Primary School
  • Tuesdays: 19:30 - 20:30 Barnston Village Hall
  • Wednedays: 19:00-20::00 Great Dunmow Primary School

* we are always seeking additional venues / dates as we continue to grow


All Dunmow TKD Instructors and Assistant Instructors are fully insured and DBS Certified.

We are supported by the TAGB (Taekwon-Do Association of Great Britain), part of the BTC (British Taekwon-Do Council

Matt Howard

Instructor - 2nd Dan


Matt Howard, 2nd Dan, TAGB Instructor

Cheryl Preston, 2nd Dan, TAGB Assistant Instructor

It's only natural that we would want to give something back to the sport that gave us so much and brought us together

Cheryl Preston

Asssitant Instructor - 1st Dan


Sunday & Wednesday Classes

Post Code for Sat Navs CM6 1SG

Tuesday Classes

Barnston Village Hall

Chelmsford Road


Great Dunmow



Great club with very knowledgable teachers! Nice friendly and welcoming atmosphere- I'd recommend it to anyone who wants to learn a martial art. Also very family oriented so students of all ages are welcomed!

– Lee S (Dunmow TKD Student)

Thank you for continuing to work phenomenally hard on providing an excellent environment for all students.

– Sophie C (Mum of Tiger Student)

My son has recently started Tae Kwon Do in Dunmow. The class is friendly and well-structured, and he really enjoys going (actually looks forward to it!). The instructor is really helpful, encouraging and not intimidating at all, therefore ideal for children. The class is currently a mix of children and adults, however this works well and isn't detrimental to either age group, and there are other black belts there on hand to offer their expertise.

– Tamara M (Mum of Dunmow TKD Student (via Google)



On Thursday 7th October, I was invited on to BBC Radio Essex to discuss Taekwon-Do and its popularity in the wake of the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics.

Also in the conversation was  Clare Laybourne who was a referee at the Tokyo Paralympics.

We both discussed our experiences from very different sides of the scale. But it was clear from all sides that Taekwon-Do is a sport that can be taken up by anyone at anytime and can have huge benefits for health and confidence.

You can hear the interview in full below.


  • Membership of Dunmow TKD is secured by monthly bank transfer, Standing Order or cash payment.
  • We require all payments within the first 7 days of the month, allowing us to pay hall hire and other expenses on time.
  • There are no contracts, so your membership arrangements can be amended at any time if you want to change your training frequency.
  • Our monthly fees are calculated over 48 weeks a year. We do not charge extra for 5 week months as at Xmas/New Year we close for 2 weeks. We also expect students to take 2 weeks holiday a year.
  • These fees are tailored so that students attending 6-7 classes or more in any calendar month are better off paying for monthly unlimited training.
  • Members can attend all sessions without booking in advance.
  • Regular attendance is neccessary in order to be considered forgrading selection.
  • You will be reminded by email and / or Social Media when your annual TAGB licence is due to expire.

Breaking News




The TAGB British Championships will be the first National competition since we came out of lockdown. Over 3,000 students from clubs all over the UK will gather to compete in Patterns and Sparring events.

Dunmow TKD will be sending a contingent to what will be our first ever competition! Results to follow.