*New* Shodan Diploma presentation. Wednesday 17th May 2017

Shodan Diploma presentation.
Wednesday 17th May 2017
Rod being presented with his recently achieved Shodan grade Diploma. Rod first trained at Portchester Karate Club in the mid 80's and then like so many younger people felt the need to have a break and concentrate on exams, work etc. After a break of some 27 years Rod returned to his home Dojo to resume his study of Shotokan Karate. There are many former Karate students who would like to resume their practice and study of Karate. As Rod has demonstrated "Karate is for everyone". It is true that some people will have to practice their techniques in a modified manner to allow for injuries etc. However the spirit of traditional Karate practice and study is in the personal effort and understanding, not the athletic ability. There are many first class clubs eager to help "returning" students. As Rod said last night "returning to Karate has, amongst other things, improved his physical fitness and mental attitude. He is now seriously thinking of entering the veterans section of the various competitions. Who knows, possibly even entering the SKDUN World Championships in Hungary later in the year. Picture is of the Wednesday 2nd class.

 

 
Lessons over Christmas 2017

Up to and including Friday 22nd December, all lesson times and venues are as usual.

Saturday 23rd December. Portchester Parish Hall.
Arrive 9.30 - 9.40am. Lesson 9.45 - 11.00am.

Wednesday 27th December. Portchester Parish Hall.
Arrive 7.00 - 7.20pm. Lesson 7.30 - 8.50pm.

Thursday Morning. 28th December. Castle St Day Centre.
Arrive 10.00 - 10.10am. Lesson 10.15 - 11.30am.

Saturday 30th December. Portchester Parish Hall.
Arrive 9.30 - 9.40am. Lesson 9.45 - 11.00am.

Wednesday 3rd January 2018.
All lessons back to normal.

 
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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