Angel Centre, Angel Lane, Tonbridge, Kent, TN9 1SF.
Master Martial Arts Instructor
5th Degree Black-Belt
Lee Banda is a British martial arts instructor from Tunbridge Wells, Kent and ex-world stick fighting champion.
He is an authority on the Bruce Lee concept, Jeet Kune Do, having been taught by Richard Bustillo who himself studied under Bruce Lee at the Jun Fan Gung Fu Institute in Los Angeles.
Lee is today an IMB Academy Full Instructor supported with an impressive training lineage only 2nd removed from Bruce Lee in the art of Jeet Kune Do and 5th Degree Black Belt. His travels, global knowledge and competitiveness have earned him national and a world title in the art of Eskrima Kali Arnis (stick fighting) under Grand Master Guba.
His extensive skills also include Muay Thai Kick boxing under Master Sken, considered Europe’s leading ambassador. In addition, Aikido, Shotokan Karate, Shaolin Longfist Kung Fu, Hsiu Lung Tao Kung Fu, Eskrido-Pangamut (combat judo) and Boxing. Lee’s array of talents extends into the business arena with his ambition to offer a diverse range of disciplines to the general public.
In 1988 Lee opened ICE (International Combat and Exercise) School, offering no less than 13 disciplines and is proud to be able to say that many of his subsequent students and instructors described ICE as a ‘sanctuary’.
In 2014 Lee was inducted into the MIA Fighters Hall of Fame for outstanding achievement within the World of Martial Arts.