Sensei Namiki 9th Dan Memorial course. Sunday 22nd October 2017

Sensei Namiki 9th Dan and Chairman of the Shotokan Karate Do - United Nations (SKDUN) International grading panel, that assessed Sensei Merv O'Donnell for his 8th Dan in 2016, was due to visit England and be the Chief Instructor for an Open SKDUN Karate course on Sunday 22nd October 2017. Senseis Colin Putt and Merv O'Donnell to be the course assistant Instructors.

Unfortunatly Sensei Namiki tragically passed away just shortly before he was due to come to England.

Senseis Colin and Merv, with others, decided that it would be appropriate to continue with the course, although now a commemorative one and Senseis Colin and Merv now being the instructors.

Seated left to right are:

Senseis Merv O'Donnell, Gerry Gray, Gerry Breeze and Colin Putt










Sensei Namiki lived in the USA and it was decided to send all the proceeds to the family. This has built up to £1550.


Christmas School Holidays

All lessons up to and including Friday 21st December are as normal.

Saturday 22nd December -- Club Closed.

Wednesday 26th December -- Club Closed.

Friday 29th December -- Special mid Xmas and New Year lesson at the Portchester Parish Hall. Doors open at 7pm and Lesson starts at 7.30 pm. Lesson ends 8.45.

Saturday 30th December -- Club Closed.

Wednesday 2nd January -- 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

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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