*New* Joint SKDUN and Rengokai Karate course. Sunday 11th December 2016

Held on Sunday 11th December 2016 this combined course was an outstanding success in several ways. Clubs from as far as Bognor Regis, Plymouth and Trowbridge in the North were represented.

Senseis Colin Putt (SKDUN) and Merv O'Donnell (Rengokai), both 8th Dans, led the classes.

For the course members it was a particularly moving occassion in that Sensei Gerry Breeze 9th Dan and perhaps the longest training and most senior Karateka in the South of England was in attendance for the afternoon lessons and Dan Grading that followed the training. (Sensei Gerry commenced his training in 1964).

William from the Portchester Karate Club took the grading exam for 1st Dan and passed. Rather a rare occasion for a 9th Dan and two 8th Dans to be on the grading panel for a first Dan. The combined length of training of the panel being some 146 years!

Sensei Colin - basics with the junior grades.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sensei Merv  teaching Sochin Kata.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sensei Gerry 9th Dan with course members.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

William having just been presented with his Black Belt.

 

 
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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