About - Sport Karate East - Martial Arts Tuition Provider

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Welcome to Sport Karate East

Dundee’s Premier Professional Martial Arts Dojo & Online Tuition Provider

SPORT KARATE EAST is a vibrant, multi-cultural organisation, deeply rooted in fostering personal growth, physical health, and life skills through the discipline of Karate.  We offer a comprehensive Life Skills Programme aimed at enhancing our students’ mental, emotional, and social abilities alongside their physical training.  This holistic approach ensures our members, from preschoolers to adults, not only excel in Karate but also in daily life, embodying respect, confidence, and resilience.

Our dojo is a melting pot of cultures, reflecting the diverse community we serve.  This diversity enriches our learning environment, promoting mutual respect and understanding among students and instructors alike.  We believe in the power of Karate to bring people together, creating a strong, supportive community.

SPORT KARATE EAST is also renowned on the competition circuit.  Our athletes regularly participate in local, national, and international competitions, showcasing their skills and the high level of training provided by our dedicated coaching team.  These competitive opportunities encourage our students to strive for excellence, not just within the dojo, but in every aspect of their lives.

At SPORT KARATE EAST, we are more than just a martial arts academy; we are a family committed to the development of each member. Learn more about how we can help you or your child embark on a transformative journey through Karate.

Our Coaches

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 levels.  He is highly trained in martial arts and can 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 are registered with Karate Scotland 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 levels.

The Sakai Karate Association’s Chief Instructor is Sensei David Coulter MBE, 8th Dan. Sensei Coulter is one of the Senior Coaches for the Karate Scotlands National Team. Our Assistant Chief Instructor is Mr Kris Coulter, 6th Dan. Kris is also one of the Karate Scotlands National Team Coaches and Richard Mallinson, 6th 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 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 organisation’s 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 [headquarters] is based in Kilmarnock.

SAKAI was established in 1979 and throughout its history members of 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 won 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…