Lanarkshire Karate Academy

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Instructor profile - Sensei Chantelle Allan 3rd Dan

About Lanarkshire Karate Academy

Lanarkshire Karate Academy was established in 2015 by Sensei Chantelle Allan 3rd Dan, our style of Karate is Shotokan. Lanarkshire Karate Academy is a member of the Scottish Karate Governing Body (SKGB), which is itself a member of the World Karate Federation (WKF).

Sensei Chantelle Allan is a  full time professional instructor who began training in 2007.


  • In 2010 Chantelle passed Shodan (1st Dan) then in 2013 passed Nidan (2nd Dan) under Sensei Andy Sherry 9th Dan. 

  • In March 2019 Chantelle passed Sandan (3rd Dan) Under Kagawa Sensei 9th Dan from the JKS Honbu Dojo in Japan.

  • At the age of 18, she became a qualified instructor. In 2015 Chantelle established Lanarkshire Karate Academy and began teaching full time in North Lanarkshire

  • In 2017 Chantelle opened up Lanarkshire Karate Academy's first full time dojo.


​Chantelle has been a member of the Scotland Elite Karate squad competing at National and International level. Chantelle has represented the Scotland team at both European and World Championships, attending her first European Championships in Switzerland in 2014 and first World championships in Poland in 2015. Since then Chantelle has competed and medalled in many more International Championships.


At the 2017 North Lanarkshire Council Sport Awards Chantelle was presented with an award for  'Community coach of the year' for her work with Lanarkshire Karate Academy and taking Karate classes in the local schools.

The main objective is to develop Lanarkshire Karate Academy into a popular club known for its high standard of Shotokan Karate and competition success. Chantelle continues to train and compete at the highest level to pass her knowledge and experience to some potential future champions. At Lanarkshire Karate Academy we have many Scottish, British and even International champions.