Kumar's first competition

Saint Swithuns and Wimborne "after school" Karate clubs held a combined club competition on Thursday 10th March 2011. It was virtually a 100% attendance by all members from both clubs. with plenty of parental support to cheer the contestants on.

During the previous weeks both clubs had spent some time developing their understanding of competition procedure and all understood that although there can only be one winner (and its great to win) the most important thing is to try their best and enjoy the event.

Tassia and Amir - two of the winners at the combined St Swithuns and Wimborne club competition.


The competition started with a warm up and some basic's.

Sensei Lowri and Simon from Portchester took the warm up


The competitors were split into two groups so that the competition was as fair for all as possible. Also the senior children took turns in helping with the judging.

Kiona (right) helping with the younger children


Jordan (left) and Denzel (right) helping Sensei Lowri.


This was the Kumars (junior section mascot) first competition and although Kumar did not win a trophy he really enjoyed having a go.

Kumar waiting for his turn to compete.


So that the children gain more experience the competition was run on the basis of competitors having three or four matches against different people and then the four with the most wins competing against each other in the finals.

Competitors and parents with volunteers from the Portchester senior section, who helped with the organising.


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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