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Anniversary Course

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SENSEI ZERINA'S 5TH DAN

Congratulations to Zerina on attaining her 5th Dan!

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CLUB GRADING ON 4th NOVEMBER

On 4th November  we were honoured to welcome Sensei Pat O'Sullivan of Rengokai Karate, to assess us.
Congratulations to all our students on their results following the Grading!

 

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SUCCESS AT THE LEGENDS 2023

Well done to our students who competed at the Legends in Guildford.

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OPPORTUNITIES AT LOCAL SCHOOLS

Rengokai Karate have been given an exciting opportunity to teach whole school karate for twelve weeks during PE lessons.  

This has been a challenging and rewarding time, teaching over 60 students. The children have learnt a lot of basics in self defence and karate, and Japanese terminology.

Sensei Pat O'Sullivan 5th Dan was invited along to take a grading. 

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LEGENDS 2024

Well done to all our students who competed at Legends 2024

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SKDUN COURSE IN RINGWOOD

We were invited to the SKDUN Course in Ringwood on 21st January, under the tuition of Sensei Colin Putt 8th Dan

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INTER-CLUB FRIENDLY COMPETITION

Our friends from Kanku Karate Club in Bournemouth came over to join us for this inter-club competition.  We ran individual and team kata events as well as individual kumite.  Well done to everyone who took part.

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WEDNESDAY TRAINING VENUE OPENED

Our Wednesday evening training session is up at running, located at Emery Down Village Hall, from 6pm to 7pm.  


Everyone welcome!

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TEAM KATA COMPETITION

Senseis Zerina and Sheryl entered the Ladies' Veteran Individual Kata Competition on Sunday 20th November at Brunel University.

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CLUB GRADING ON 30TH OCTOBER 2022

We are proud of all our students following our second Club Grading on 30th October.  Sensei Mervyn O'Donnell paid our Dojo a visit and examined our students.  Well done to all.  For photos please see our Grading page.

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UNIVERSITY OF PORTSMOUTH

Sensei Zerina also teaches regularly at the University of Portsmouth.

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RENGOKAI SUMMER COURSE

Some of us were able to attend Rengokai's Summer Course on 3rd July, it was a brilliant event with some invaluable instruction.  


GoJuShiHo Sho and Jitte were the Katas which we practised, working on bunkai and technique.  We were proud of the turnout from Forest Dojo.

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PARTICIPATION AT THE NEW FOREST SHOW 2022

What a wonderful opportunity we were given with an invitation to perform interactive karate demonstrations at this year's New Forest Show.

  

The New Forest Show has been running for over 100 years, and attracts over 100,000 visitors.

Click on the link below to see how we got on.

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SENSEI ZERINA TEACHING

Sensei Zerina also manages to find time to teach at our Honbu Dojo in Portchester.  Here we have a morning session alongside Sensei Mervyn O'Donnell.

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LADIES SELF DEFENCE COURSE

Sensei Zerina offers Six Week Ladies Self Defence Courses at Lyndhurst Community Centre and Emery Down Village Hall.  Please click on the button for further information.

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HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES AT ST BARBE, LYMINGTON

We were invited to run holiday activities for children under the HAF Scheme at St Barbe in Lymington over the Summer.

Click on the button to see photos from this event.

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HDKI GB SEMINAR

On 12th June a couple of us went up to Basingstoke to an event with Sensei Rick Hotton 5th Dan from Florida. It was a fascinating afternoon where we studied take-downs and sweeps. There were around 90 karateka training. Thank you to HDKI GB for hosting this event and welcoming us.

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JAPANESE PRESENTATION FOR MEONCROSS SCHOOL

In November 2021, Sensei Mervyn organised a Presentation on Japan for MeonCross School in Stubbington.

Over four weeks we delivered several half-hour presentations on Japanese culture, history and geography, as well as a brief history of karate and other martial arts.

We also gave the children a taste of karate techniques in the Dojo, and introduced basic Japanese words.

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AFTER SCHOOL CLUBS

Click on the button below to see details of our After-School Clubs at various local schools.

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FAREHAM MARTIAL ARTS ACADEMY opens

New Club opens in Fareham, run by Senseis Zerina and Sue 5th Dans

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LEGEND SHOTOKAN KARATE CHAMPIONSHIPS IN BRACKNELL

After two years of there being no national karate competitions due to the pandemic, Sensei Zerina was able to attend the Legend Championships, judging both kumite and kata events.

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