Who's Who

Who’s who at Portchester

Instructors at Portchester


Sensei Merv O’Donnell 7th Dan

Sensei Merv was one of the fortunate people to benefit from direct instruction from the earliest of Japanese Senseis to come to England, such as Sensei's Kanazawa, Enoeda, Asano, Ochi, Sumi,Takahashi and Tomita. Following a number of years teaching at the Portsmouth Karate Club and a range of clubs in the Hampshire and Isle of Wight area, Sensei Merv started the Portchester Club in 1982. In addition to leading the club instructors Sensei Merv is also the secretary, senior instructor and a grading examiner for the Shotokan of England Karate Union (SEKU). Read More

The following are the main Instructors at the Portchester Karate Club. Other members help with the Instruction and their abilities to help others is much appreciated.

           
Faye Cappleman 4th Dan Pat O’Sullivan 3rd Dan Craig Ford 3rd Dan

Sensei Faye started training in 1985 and teaches all sections of the club. Read more 

Sensei Pat was the co-founder of the club in 1982 and assists with instruction of the club’s senior section. Read more

Sensei Craig is one of the clubs senior instructors and assists with instruction of the club's senior section. He also runs the Crookhorn club.

   
 
Roy Standen 2nd Dan
 
 Dave Cox 1st Dan

Sensei Roy is a regular instructor with the junior section and is also very active in organising and leading some of the club’s social activities. Read more
Sensei Dave is a regular instructor with the junior section and the "parents class". He is also very active in organising and leading some of the club’s social activities. Read more
   
 


 

 
   

 
   
 


 
Guest Instructor Sensei Malcolm Bradley 4th Dan - Friday 28th November

The very popular Sensei Malcolm Bradley 4th Dan (Chief Instructor of the Newport IOW Karate club) will be visiting the club on Friday 28th November. Classes taught by guest Instructors are "closed" sessions and for the benefit of club members and regular visitors only.

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