SKDUN European Championships - Poland

SKDUN European Championships.
Poland, 13th to 15th April 2018.
13 Portchester Karate club members, joined with members from Bognor Regis, Kiryoku club in london, Kanku club in Bournmouth, Chris Carr from AKA and Devonport club in Plymouth to form the SKDUN team, competing and officiating at the above Championships.
It was a great team effort, but Chris Farndell deserves a particular mention for his not only entering several events, but also looking after all of the other contestants as the England Coach.
Special thanks to the SKDUN organising committee, Sensei Aurel Patru - SKDUN President, and Sensei Colin Putt - Chief Referee, for a most enjoyable Championships.

England team













Gatwicj airport













Roy, Chris and Zerina













Veteran team Kata.





















Victoria, just right of centre.













Officials staying at the Shuma Hotel.













Matt with his Tatami colleagues













Roy to the right.























Sensei Lacho Nenov, Chief Instructor of IJKA Bulgaria - Teaching at Portchester Karate Club.

Sensei Latchezar Nenov 6th Dan and Chief Instructor of IJKA Bulgaria will be teaching at the club as follows.

Visitors are welcome, but please contact me first. on

Wednesday evening, 24th July. Castle Primary school, Castle St, Portchester.

18.45 to 19.50. Junior grades.

20.00 to 21.20. Senior grades.

Thursday morning, 25th July. Community school, White Hart Lane, Portchester.

10.15 to 11.30am. This is the regular Thursday morning lesson, relocated to the Community school.

Friday evening, 26th July. Community school, White Hart Lane, Portchester.

18.50 to 19.50. Older childrens class.

20.00 to 21.20. Senior grades.

Saturday afternoon, 27th July. Rengokai Summer course. Community school, White Hart Lane, Portchester.

Arrive and Register 12.00 to 12.20.

Lessons between 12.30 and 15.30. Special additional class for Black and Brown belts. 15.45 to 17.00.

Sunday morning, 28th July. Rengokai Summer course. Community school, White Hart Lane, Portchester.   

Arrive and Register 09.00 to 09.20.

Lessons between 09.30 and 13.00.

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

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 or telephone 07713284430.

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