Owner & Chief Instructor, LLS Karate
Sensei Danny Spence started his Karate career a little later in life, after his children started training (three of which are also Black Belts). He achieved his 1st Dan in 2011 and 2nd Dan in 2016. Sensei Danny started teaching in 2012 and officially took over as Owner & Chief Instructor of LLS Karate at the start of 2017.
In line with the teachings of Master Funokoshi (the "father of modern Karate") Sensei Danny has a passion for making the benefits of Karate accessible to all, no matter what their age or ability is. He’s a big believer that in order to be a successful instructor, you need to be passionate, patient, and engaging.
Instructor, LLS Karate
Sensei Chloe Spence started her Karate career at the very young age of just 4yrs. She achieved her 1st Dan in 2012 and 2nd Dan in 2018. Sensei Chloe started teaching in 2017 to just "help her Dad out", and here we are :-)
Sensei Chloe is a also Primary School teacher in the week and loves working with our younger students.
Founder, LLS Karate
Master Pete Statham (or Sensei Pete as he’s known to everyone) is the Founder of LLS Karate. Sensei Pete has now retired from weekly teaching, but often provides guidance and help for our students and instructors.
Sensei Pete's extensive Karate career spans over 35 years of training with some of the best names in Shotokan Karate. These great Masters have included S.Cattle, K.Enoeda, H.Shirai, M.Kawasoe, and of course Master Taiji Kase. He achieved his 1st Dan black belt back in 1986, and continued to progress through the ranks, being awarded 6th Dan in 2015.
As well as a rather illustrious training record, Sensei Pete has also had an accomplished competition record too. Fighting with the KUGB, Sensei Pete won the KUGB Central Region Championships (Team Kumite) and achieved various accolades across the country - his Kumite passion remains as evident as ever.
As mentioned, Sensei Pete started LLS Karate back in 2001, and helped over 60 students achieve their black belts, with over 15 going on to achieve 2nd Dan and 3rd Dan rankings. He has also helped two students achieve national and international competition records with the A.M.A National Squad.