Junior Bowling Trip - Saturday 11th February 2012

As is well known at the Portchester Karate Club Sensei Dave is a very keen "Ten Pin Bowling practitioner" and has gained many trophies over the years. At one of the club "social planning" meetings Dave volunteered to organise a club "junior section" visit to the Fareham ten pin bowling alley. The initial booking was made for 4 lanes to accommodate 24 children. In the event we needed 7 lanes to allow 42 people to play. In addition the club was supported by another 10 parents/instructors who looked after drink refreshments and keeping an eye on the children to ensure their safety.


Each lane was led by an instructor or adult senior member and overall the children thought that the leaders behaved themselves reasonably well. The children were of course excellent!

Sensei's Roy and Merv checking the team members



Out of the chaos emerged 7 teams ready to go.

Having detailed the children off into their various teams the party moved inside where the bowling center staff were excellent in allocating the best lanes for us to maintain a careful eye on the children.

Shoe changing was an interesting experience as several of the 6 year olds were not to sure of their shoe sizes. Something to put on the parental "permission to go forms" for the next visit.



Shoes on and ready to go.



Sensei Lowri leading the older girls and Sean



Bryan with one of the boys teams



Sensei Dave's team



Jodie's team of younger girl's



Richards team



Sensei Roy's "win at all costs" team



 Juliet's team of older members



The older girls team were under way first



 closely followed by Dave's team


 The bowling center staff brought out the buffet refreshments after the first game and suitably refreshed the 2nd game commenced.As yet the overall scores are being worked out on a handicap system by Sensei Dave and will (we hope) be announced at the club.


A special thank you to all the parents, club members and Instructors who worked so hard to make the event a happy occasion for all.












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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