SKFB Open Belgium Cup. 29th April 2018.

SKFB Open Belgium Cup. 29th April 2018.

Poland in the middle of April for the SKDUN European Championships and then two weekends later some of the same group from the Portchester Karate club visited Belgium over the weekend of 28th and 29th April to take part in the above Championships.

Senseis Serge and Jethro Trappeniers (Shotokan Karate federation Belgium) made us feel very welcome and with an excellent support team, ran a very efficent and enjoyable Championships.

The club members travelled via the Euro tunnel and after settling into their overnight accommodation, enjoyed an evening meal at the sports centre. This was arranged for by Senseis Serge and Jethro, including a special delivery of "chips" for Yusuf. Hospitality at its best!

Teams from Italy, Holland, Germany, Belgium and England gave the Championships a tremendous atmosphere for the days event.

Our five competitors achieved the following:
1st in Childrens Kata, 8th to 4th Kyu 10/11 year olds.
1st in the Veterans mixed individual Kata.
2nd in the Veterans mixed individual Kata.
3rd in the Veterans mixed individual Kata.
3rd in the Team Kata.
3rd in the Masters Female category.


Formal Start











Yusuf - 1st in Kata.


















Veterans Individual kata.Portchester Club 1st, 2nd and 3rd



















Team kata.


















Female "Masters"


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

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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