Welcome to the Portchester Karate Club.

Portchester Karate club and the Eastleigh and Southampton Karate club (ESKC), located in Wyevern College, Fair Oak, are sister clubs.

The  ESKC club is located at Wyevern College, Botley Rd, Fair Oak, Eastleigh SO50 7AN 

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 Childrens, Friday evening class.

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Two Juniors with their Dad's (and Sensei Dave), who have just completed their first lesson.



Same two dads are trying to catch up with their children.

The Dads are still trying to catch up. All now in the Brown belt grades.


Direct link to Junior section

Portchester Karate Club was founded in 1982

Welcome to Portchester Karate Club’s official website

(Portchester is located between Portsmouth, Cosham and Fareham, in Hampshire)

Karate, a Japanese developed martial art, which simply means ‘empty hand’, is much more than the art of self defence. The practice of karate develops self confidence, self discipline, a sense of respect for self and others and is an excellent developer of character.  The physical exercises and regular training develops body stamina and strength and helps to maintain good health. Karate is suitable for most people and at Portchester our members range from 6 to 80.

The only way to learn the true art of karate is to practice in a well-established reputable club with instructors who have an excellent knowledge of the art and the ability to teach in a welcoming and friendly manner. This site isn’t intended to be a reference guide for the practice of karate, but it is full of information on the club and how karate is practiced within it.

New members are welcome, and we endeavour to make them feel part of the club in as short a time as possible. If you are interested in trying karate for yourself, or you are one of those many people who have harboured an interest but never found the time, do email or telephone us, or simply come along to one of our sessions and meet the team.

We look forward to seeing you at the club.

Merv O’Donnell 8th Dan

Chief Instructor

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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