Kata Focus class for Dan Grades January 27th.

There was an excellent attendance for the first Kata Focus Class of 2013.

The class consisted of twenty one students (normally restricted to 16) representing six clubs from Bournemouth to Bognor Regis and the Kata for the class was Kanku Sho. This is a popular choice for prospective 2nd Dans and with its jumps a good choice of Competition kata to impress the judges.

Sensei O'Donnell led the students through the Kata and various applications, with particular attention to the attacks being of a surprise nature and usually  from the side. Having performed the chosen kata combination in this more realistic manner, with attackers, a good number of times, the attackers were then encouraged to attack before the defender was ready. Inevitable the techniques lost much of their "neatness" but became "effective".

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Sensei Faye 4th Dan putting the combination together.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mike visiting from Bournmouth, gaining the upper hand.

 

 

 
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 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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