Welcome to Sport Karate East
Dundee’s Premier Professional Martial Arts Dojo & Online Tuition Provider
We pride ourselves on our warm welcoming atmosphere here at the dojo and the friendliness of our members. So, if you are looking for a local martial arts school where you or your child can train in an atmosphere that carefully balances fun, safety and effective martial arts training, then Sport Karate East provides that environment. Whatever your desires are in joining our dojo we are confident that we have the skill, knowledge and capability to help you reach your personal goals! We specialise in helping people just like you develop a healthy body and mind and to feel more empowered through our high quality and comprehensive professional karate tuition.
Richard Mallinson – Youth Development Director
“Richard is one of SPORT KARATE EAST’s senior coaches and a former internationalist, who has coached students to win at local, national and international level. He is highly trained in martial arts and has the ability to effectively communicate his knowledge and expertise to all the students he mentors.” SKE specialise in helping people develop a healthy body and mind and to feel more empowered through our high quality and comprehensive professional karate tuition.
We at Sport Karate East are dedicated to teaching Shukokai Karate to the very highest standard. Our staff are vetted through Disclosure Scotland and are registered with the Scottish Karate Governing Body and carry professional indemnity insurance. Our staff stay at the forefront of coaching and attend regular seminars and courses to enhance their professional development.
Meet The Team
All Senior Coaches are Former Internationalists
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 Coaches are former internationalists themselves and have coached students to win at local, national and international level.
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.
The Roots And Branches Of Karate-do
Today more than 100 styles of Japanese and Okinawan Karate are being practiced around the world, so it can be a bit tough and tricky to figure out which one SKE belongs too. The good news is that all modern styles of karate come from a couple of common sources in Okinawa. When we say that karate is a tree with many roots and branches, we mean that the tree itself represents the fact that karate is a family with branches of different styles – both karate as a whole and its individual branches all have roots in common ancestors.
SPORT KARATE EAST was established in 2006 by Richard Mallinson. SKE has continued to follow in its parent organisations footsteps in producing local, national and international champions and has many new young athletes poised to take the competition karate stage by storm in the coming years. Here is a video outlining the heritage of our style of karate “SHUKOKAI” and the origins of our organisation.
Sakai is Sport Karate East’s Parent Organisation
SAKAI has expanded over the years to become an Association of clubs in Ayrshire, Dundee and Angus. The SAKAI Honbu [head quarters] is based in Kilmarnock.
SAKAI was established in 1979 and over the course of its history members from the Association have won every major championship title available to them from the Scottish, British, European, Commonwealth and World Championships. The only major championship that has not been WIN YET is the Olympics! The SAKAI organisation has over the years produced numerous excellent athletes who have gone on to represent Scotland and Great Britain and this continues to be one of the Associations’ strategic objectives.
SPORT KARATE SAKAI Association’s founder and Chief Instructor, Sensei David Coulter MBE 8th Dan, lead from the front setting the expectations of the organisation. Sensei Coulter won Two World Championship Team Titles, Two Individual European Championship Titles, Seven National Team Championship Titles and Four Individual National Championship Titles and Captained the Scottish Team for many years…