Douglas Hunter

Sensei Douglas holds 4th dan in Shotokan Karate-do with The BCKA and 3rd Dan in Busen Judo with the BBJA.  He has been training for over 30 years and has a wealth of experience to share.  He is experienced and trained in many karate Ryu as well as traditional judo, weaponary, aikido and other arts.


His a qualified personal trainer and Strength and Conditioning Specialist which means the training delivered is physiologically sound.  In addition to this he is a qualified lecturer which helps him to deliver martial arts LESSONS as well as training sessions.  He has a passion for preserving classical Budo whilst retaining a functional and progressive approach to training.

James Dobson

Sensei James has been training for over 20 years and holds 3rd Dan with the BCKA and  2nd Dan Busen Judo with the BBJA.  As well as teaching at Wa Shin Kan dojo he runs the successful Tohokushin dojo also in Low fell in Gateshead. He has been a student of Sensei Doug for over 20 years