Kensho Karate Dojo is a family-friendly, Shotokan Karate club located at the Team Valley in Gateshead and established in 2003 by our founder Lee Lamb. Over our 17 year history we’ve been providing world-class tuition to thousands of people across the North East of varying ages and abilities.
Our Kensho Extended School Services have been allowing school children from the age of 5 the opportunity of learning Karate.
Our tuition has allowed our students to train and compete nationally and internationally winning multiple World and European titles representing England.
Founder and Head Coach - Lee Lamb 5th Dan
Sensei Lee Lamb started training in karate at age 9 at Gateshead Leisure Centre where he began his now 29 year career in martial arts. He achieved his 1st Dan aged 12 and had begun competing on a national level. He quickly became national champion and was an established member of the KUGB national England squad. It was here where lee found his love for competition. Lee’s most notable achievements from his competition career are being 2008 Commonwealth Kata Gold medalist and 2008 WKF World Cup Kumite Champion. More recently, Lee has taken his 5th Dan in 2019 under Christine Pullan Sensei (8th Dan) and still competes on a world-level where he currently ranks 4th in the WUKF.