Club Members Other Interests

Since the start of the club in 1982 many strong friendships have been developed between a huge variety of members. There is no doubt that the collective good work, put in at the dojo and the realisation that every one struggles with some part or other of Karate is a natural starting point for friendships to begin.

The object of this section of the website is to illustrate some of the "other interests" that groups of members have become involved with. Much of what follows will be light hearted in content but serves to show that the club members are a well balanced - (or not), cross section of the community.

GARDENING. In the club there are a number of keen gardeners who give mutual support to each other and yet at the same time, have over the years developed a healthy sense of competition. Sensei Roy is credited with being the expert or "more knowledgeable" leader of this group.

To read Roy's introduction press read more (last updated on 10-2-11).

To read Dave's article on his first years efforts and rewards press read more

Chris Uren 2nd Dan, of the Plymouth Karate club has sent us a picture of a fine Parsnip grown in his own back garden. Clearly there is a common bond in the clubs towards growing your own and getting back to "the good life".

Could this be a record?


The Portchester club members will no doubt be taking up the gauntlet and seeing what they can do to match or better Chris's fine effort.

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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