Who's Who

Who’s who at Portchester

Instructors at Portchester


Sensei Merv O’Donnell 8th 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 original Portsmouth Karate Club and a range of clubs in the Hampshire and Isle of Wight area, Sensei Merv started the Portchester Club in 1982. From April 1982 until early 2016 Sensei Merv was the Secretary and a Senior grading examiner for the Shotokan of England Karate Union. 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 5th Dan Pat O’Sullivan 4th Dan Craig Ford 4th 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 2nd 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
   
 

Sensei Bryan is a regular instructor with the junior section and the "parents class". He is a keen motorcyclist.

Sensei Adrian is a regular instructor with the junior section and the "parents class".
   

 
   
 


 
School Summer Holidays 2017

School Summer Holidays - 2017
The club will, as usual, be staying open for the school summer holidays.
Friday evening and Saturday morning lessons continue at the Portchester Community school in White Hart Lane, for the entire holiday.
Wednesday evening lessons will continue at the Castle Primary school in Castle Street, apart from the last two weeks of the holidays. For these two weeks the Wednesday lessons will relocate to the Community school in White Hart lane.

 
Karate Day time lessons

Daytime Karate lessons are now being held on Thursday mornings at the Castle St, Portchester,  Day Centre. For further information please ring 07713284430 or email mvodonnell@portchesterkarate.co.uk

These classes are for a range of people with varying abilities and in particular for the older and fairly active person that would like to benefit from the health aspects of practicing Karate and at the same time exercising their minds in the learning of new skills.

Existing students of Karate are also catered for in the lessons. In particular those on shift work and others that cannot get to their regular training lessons.

 
Further information

For the Portchester Karate Club and clubs in other areas or different training times, please email modonnell@portchesterkarate.co.uk or telephone 07713284430.

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