8th "Holland" - Easter Karate course. 4th to 9th April 2012

Hard to believe but as was pointed out to Sensei Merv this was the 7th "Holland" Easter course.

With Sensei Merv running a karate club in Holland since 2003 it was a natural location for members of the Portchester and associated clubs to travel to, for an annual long weekend course.

As with England, Holland has been experiencing strange weather patterns for several years. After several years of fantastic weather it was our turn to suffer the cold and rain.

Training took place at the Gouda club Dojo on Thursday evening (the 5th April), through to Sunday, with double lessons on the Saturday and Sunday.

What follows is of a general nature.

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Elliott, a course regular for several years, was scheduled to share a tent with Liam (on his 3rd visit) in the back garden. Liam decided after one night that his sleeping bag was not up to the job and without fuss moved in to sleep in the lounge. Elliott braved it out with his "mountain equipment" for three nights before the artic conditions drove him back indoors.







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 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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