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.
|Spring Bank Holiday weekend and Half Term school holidays.|
Spring Bank Holiday weekend and school holidays next week.
|"New" Intermediate Kyu Grade Class.|
Due to the popularity of the Wednesday Parents and junior adult grades class between 6.30 and 7.30pm, we have now started an "Intermediate Kyu Grade Class" which runs from 7.40 to 8.55pm.
The class is intended for Yellow Belts to Purple and White Belts, ie 7th to 4th Kyu grades. To allow for work and family commitments, some flexibility in grades attending, is envisaged.
Please note that all other classes remain the same.
|Karate Events and other activities.|
For Karate events and activities please look under "Events" and for the Club social activities please look under "Other Activities".
- Thorney Island Club Walk. - 19 May 2013
- SEKU Championship Saturday 27th April. - 29 April 2013
- Portchester Karate club trains onboard HMS Illustrious - 29 April 2013
- Sensei Roy visits the Lake District. - 01 April 2013
- Black belt success - 19 February 2013
- Kata Focus class for Dan Grades January 27th. - 28 January 2013
- "New" Intermediate Kyu Grade Class. - 17 January 2013
- Juniors Playzone visit, Saturday 5th January 2013 - 05 January 2013