Meet the Team

Meet the Team

Our coaching staff are highly trained in martial arts and have the ability to effectively communicate their knowledge and expertise to all students.   All of our Senior Instructors are former internationalists themselves and have coached students to win at local, national and international level.

Davie Richard Kris 

The Sakai Karate Association’s Chief Instructor is Sensei David Coulter MBE, 8th Dan. Sensei Coulter is one of the Senior Coach’s for the Scottish Karate Governing Bodies National Team.  Our Assistant Chief Instructor is Mr Kris Coulter, 6th Dan.  Kris is also one of the Scottish Karate Governing Bodies National Team Coach’s and Richard Mallinson, 5th Dan is the Youth Development Director for Sport Karate East in Dundee and Angus.

Sensei David Coulter is called "the quiet man of karate" he does all his talking through the world class athletes he inspires and produces, generation after generation. Sensei Coulter has been my life long mentor and I feel truly blessed to know the karate legend that is Sensei Coulter – Richard Mallinson, 5th Dan

Sensei Coulter was himself a phenomenal athlete, winning Two World Championship Team Titles, Two Individual European Championship Titles, Seven National Team Titles, Four Individual National Championships and Captained the Scottish Team for many years.   The Sakai organisation has over the years produced numerous excellent athletes who have represented Scotland and Great Britain and this continues to be one of our association’s strategic objects. 

SPORT KARATE EAST is committed to providing coaching excellence in both KATA & KUMITE to our students here in Dundee.

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