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.

On-Line Club Lessons

Changes implemented

Wednesday 1st April.

***Please do not reply to any zoom invitations or cancellations. Just join in with the lessons as advertised below!***

Planned weekly lessons for the duration.
Commencing Monday 30th March.

Any club members that do not know how to gain access please contact me by tele or email.

It is hoped that each lesson will be recorded and put on the club's Youtube channell. 

Please check back to this page frequently for any changes to the lesson programme and also other information.

Younger Children
Sign in from 6.25 for 6.35 start. End 7.05.
Adults and older children
Sign in from 7.25 for 7.35 start. End 8.35.

Younger Children
Sign in from 6.25 for 6.35 start. End 7.05.
Adults and older children
(10th to 4th Kyu inc)

sign in from 7.15 for 7.25 start. End 8.00.
Adults (3rd Kyu and above)
sign in from 8.10 for 8 15 start. End 9.15.

Thursday morning: "Dads Army"
Guests welcome.
Sign in from 10.00 for a 10.10 start. End 11.10.

Children (white, orange and red belts).
sign in from 6.00 for 6.10 start. End 6.40
Children and adults (7th to 4th Kyu).
sign in from 7.00 for 7.10 start. End 7.40.
Adults and older children
(Lesson intended for 3rd Kyu and above)

sign in 8.00 for 8.10 start. End 9.10.

Saturday (General class, but not suitable for younger children)
sign in 10.00 for 10.10 start. End 11.10




Instructional videos for the forced temporary closure

All Portchester and ESKC-Fair Oak, Karate Club Members.

I have tried to contact all members regarding the setting up of on line instructional videos on "youtube". If you have not received an email telling you how to access the first "test" video, then please contact me by email:
To provide continuity and easy understanding the club instructors have made these videos.

Temporary Club Closure

The Portchester Karate Club is temporarily closed. At the moment this is for a four week period. This may be extended.

For further information please email:

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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