Dentokai Karate Association

Dento-Kai Karate was established in 1985 by brothers Lee and Peter Coffey. They started training in 1978 after being introduced to karate by their dad (Peter Coffey Snr) who had trained for a number of years himself. He had enjoyed the benefits of karate training and was keen for his two sons to follow in his footsteps.

Shortly after taking up karate, Lee and Peter attended a three day training course under a prominent Japanese Master, the late Shigeru Kimura. Master Kimura taught the style of Shukokai Karate, a style renowned for its fast, explosive techniques. Lee and Peter were inspired so much by the Master that it is fair to say they have been hooked on karate ever since. Over the years they have both enjoyed successful tournament careers and currently hold the rank of Black belt 7th Dan. They are the Head Instructors of Dentokai Karate. Dento-Kai Karate is a full member of the British Karate Association.

Following in true family tradition Lee's wife, Nicola started training in 1989.