About us

Welcome to Kensho Karate Dojo, a family-friendly Shotokan Karate club nestled in the heart of Team Valley, Gateshead. Since our founding in 2003 by Lee Lamb, Kensho has flourished, delivering world-class karate instruction to thousands across the North East. We proudly cater to all ages, levels, and abilities, ensuring that each student’s unique goals and needs are met with dedication and expertise.

Our teaching approach is comprehensive, blending a deep understanding of martial arts with essential fitness and conditioning. We challenge our students to grow, with many going on to compete on both national and international stages. We take immense pride in coaching numerous European and world-level medallists and champions.

At Kensho, your first class or taster session is always complimentary. Following that, regular classes are priced at £8 per session, each lasting one hour. For those looking to focus on specific skills, we offer small group, one-to-two, and one-to-one sessions, with prices varying based on the instructor and session duration.

In addition, our Kensho Extended School Services program provides children from diverse backgrounds with the chance to learn self-defense in a fun and inspiring environment. Join us at Kensho Karate Dojo, where every student is given the opportunity to shine and achieve their best.