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

Sensei Lacho 6th Dan and Chief Instructor to the IJKA in Bulgarai visited in July to teach at the Portchester Club, Kanku club in Bournmouth and on the Rengokai Summer course. Sensei Lacho was accompanied by Sensei Emil 4th Dan. It was one of the "best weather" weeks of the summer and in addition to dojo visits we were able to entertain our guests with a day out on the water, a visit to Cowes, on the Isle of Wight, for lunch, and a visit to the Royal Armoury musuem.

The itinary was as shown by the following pictures.

Senseis Lacho and Emil (lower centre) with Portchester club members.











Wednesday 1st lesson. Juniors and parents.












Wednesday 2nd lesson. Adult Black and Brown. (includes visitors)











Thursday morning Class "Dads Army" (Sensei lacho - far right).











Kanku (Bournmouth) Juniors.












Kanku Seniors.











Friday evening adults.









Sayurday course members.








Sunday course members








2020 Karate Lessons

All lessons are now back to normal

Wednesday at Castle Primary School. Castle St. PO16 9QQ

Children and adult lower grades: 18.45 to 19.50hr.

Senior grades: 20.05 to 21.15hr

Thursday morning at Castle St day Centre.

Senior citizens, shift workers, etc, etc. 10.00 to 11.15hr

Friday at Portchester Community School, White Hart lane.

PO16 9BD

Under 8s: 18.00 to 18.45hr.

children 8+: 18.50 to 19.50hr.

Adults: 20.05 to 21.15hr.

Saturday at Portchester Community School, White Hart lane.

All grades: 10.15 to 11.30hr

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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