Lee Mullan

Chief Instructor

Lee started training in Wado-Ryu karate with Higashi Karate Kai in 1999 at their Maldon club, in Essex.
Lee graded to 3rd Dan under Peter Spanton in 2013, then grading to 4th Dan under Iain Abernethy in 2017

His journey has taken him through the experiences of karate competition fighting and kata, where he was awarded gold medals internationally, within this popular karate context.

Lee developed a strong interest in the practical application of karate techniques. Certain questions led Lee to deepen his search. A key question arises for many karateka, and that is 'will this work in a real life situation?' If this question is honestly pursued it will lead to a thorough re-examination of the underlying conceptual foundations upon which the karateka's art has been built.

In 2014 Lee has formed his own karate group which he has called Keiryu Practical Karate, Keiryu [kee-ree-yoo] meaning 'Mountain Stream. Keiryu Practical Karate is a member of the British Combat Karate Association, headed by Peter Consterdine.

Lee has had the opportunity of meeting other martial artists who have also sought to bridge the practical gap between form and function. He feels that this is an exciting time for karate as its original intent and purpose is restored to the very practical and reality based self-defence system that it always was.

Lee's teaching methodology from beginner to black belt, is clear, easily grasped, practical, reality based and enjoyable.

As well as teaching, Lee attends regular training seminars, learning from, and training with some of the best martial arts & self protection teachers around.