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.
|Easter School Holidays.|
Apart from Good Friday and Easter Saturday, when the club is closed. All other training lessons over the Easter school holidays are "as normal" ie the same schools and times as usual.
For latest information email firstname.lastname@example.org
|"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".
- Phillipines Typhoon Charity Course - Friday 21st February - 26 February 2014
- First Kata Focus Class in 2104 - 12 January 2014
- Start of 2014 - 11 January 2014
- Black Belt Success. - 20 October 2013
- 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