*New* SKDUN World Championships 2016

At 1.30 in the morning of Thursday 6th October a group of Portchester members commenced their journey to Bulgaria, via Luton and Varna (Black Sea) airports. The party consisted of six Referees/Judges and seven competitors.

The party arrived at Burgas, known as Sunny beach, in Bulgaria, just after 4pm. After checking into the rooms the competitors joined with the other members of the English team for some light training. This training was led by Graham Mercer, squad coach for the SKCE karate organisation and England squad coach for the championships.

The officials had recently completed the formal training and exams with SKDUN England and the World Championships was the setting for the practical assessments. Following three days of very intensive work in assisting with the competition the group were awarded a range of internationaly recognised referee and judging qualifications. 

The competitors aquited themselves to a good standard and gained several finalist positions.

Some of the group.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ready to start their assessment at the Kyu grade Championships.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 No shortage of spectators.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Two of the team

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

First Medal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Katerina competing whilst Richard is Judging on another area.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Another medal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 The start of Jion Kata.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Evo on the left another medal winner.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Presentation of qualifications at the end of the Championships.

 

 
Lessons over Christmas 2017

Up to and including Friday 22nd December, all lesson times and venues are as usual.

Saturday 23rd December. Portchester Parish Hall.
Arrive 9.30 - 9.40am. Lesson 9.45 - 11.00am.

Wednesday 27th December. Portchester Parish Hall.
Arrive 7.00 - 7.20pm. Lesson 7.30 - 8.50pm.

Thursday Morning. 28th December. Castle St Day Centre.
Arrive 10.00 - 10.10am. Lesson 10.15 - 11.30am.

Saturday 30th December. Portchester Parish Hall.
Arrive 9.30 - 9.40am. Lesson 9.45 - 11.00am.

Wednesday 3rd January 2018.
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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