Kumar supporting the Tsunami fund raising appeal course

Kumar heard about the Fund raising course at the Portchester Dojo and although it was restricted to 14 year olds and older he persuaded one of the others going on the course to sneek him in. Kumar was hoping that once there, his obvious good attitude would get the Sensei's to look the other way and not say anything.

Although Kumar enjoyed the course he did say that some of the work was quite hard for little people to do properly. Now he understood why sometimes it was necessary to have age and grade restrictions.

Kumar being helped to reach the "voluntry donation" Jar.  Editors note: There is no truth in the rumour that  Sensei Merv told Kumar that he had to dig deep into his pockets or he would be held over the jar, upside down, until all the money fell out!


Kumar buying a raffle ticket for the Tsunami "T" shirt


Every one was bigger than Kumar but as he has learnt from his karate training, timing and technique was often more important, particularly when you are smaller.


Kumar getting in on the action of restraint.


Dave (juniors instructor) telling Lowri off for tapping him on shoulder. It was Kumar, but he has stepped back and has got Lowri into trouble. Ah well, thats the fun of being a junior!


Kumar thought it was a very good way to help raise money for the needy people, who had sufferd in Japan. Particularly since it was the country that gave us such a fantastic sport (but not really a sport) that gave so many of us "the way" to better ourselves in charachter, self discipline, respect and fitness, etc.

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: mvodonnell@portchesterkarate.co.uk.
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:  mvodonnell@Portchesterkarate.co.uk

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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