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 4th Dan Pat O’Sullivan 3rd 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
   
 


 

 
   

 
   
 


 
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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