Sensei’s Birthday Instru...

11.06.18

Yet another great instructors class was held on 10th June 2018 at Priory School, Portsmouth. This also happened to be Sensei Dewey's Birthday! What better place to be than in a Dojo with people trying to hurt one another! Happy Birthday Sensei! The session started with reverse block practicing with an emphasis on the importance of rotation in the hip thus narrowing the target area. After this and just before our break we were asked to participate in Ken Lyons new "Rock Album"  which will be ...

The Shotokan Karate Bridport T...

02.05.18

The Shotokan Karate Bridport Training Course & Dan Gradings 2018 May 13 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm Bridport course has not only become an annual event, this course is for a fantastic cause because all proceeds go to Damon’s Health Angel Fund. The Dewey’s, all of us, are extremely grateful to everyone that comes and trains over the weekend giving up their time, effort in training and travel. We are also thankful for your donations and help not just this weekend but all those oth...

GOLD in the 2018 Nationals!

27.03.18

It was a great day out at the Portsmouth Academy, home of Portsmouth KC dojo on the 24th March 2018 for the 36th Annual SEKU Championships. Seeing plenty of new faces and old friends from around the country interrupting their weekend in search of shotokan karate gold. Well done to all the competitors whatever your result, thanks you to all the instructors who organise their clubs/students for the event, a huge thanks to the judges, referees, timekeepers and especially the first aid of St John Am...

Philosophy Within Karate

19.02.18

Gichin Funakoshi laid out the Twenty Precepts of Karate, (or Niju kun) which form the foundations of the art, before some of his students established the JKA. Within these twenty principles, based heavily on Bushido and Zen, lies the philosophy of Shotokan. The principles allude to notions of humility, respect, compassion, patience, and both an inward and outward calmness. It was Funakoshi's belief that through karate practice and observation of these 20 principles, the karateka would...

SEKU Instructor Class Jan 2018

21.01.18

Once again it was great to see members of Portsmouth Karate Club in attendance of the January SEKU Instructors class, not only being taught but teaching also. The class started with a gradual warm up taken by Sensei Alan Lewis (Crofton SSK), our very own Sensei Dewey (Portsmouth KC) then took over from there working on punching techniques. We all paired up to work on pads and the execution of technique emphasising on the importance of relaxation before and after delivering the given blow. ...

Sensei in Solvakia – Dec...

16.12.17

If you have been around SEKU for a while you may well remember the squad heading to Slovakia once a year for the Christmas competition. It was always a good way to introduce yourself to some of the more physical aspects of kumite especially in the days of no mitts. They were bruising encounters but such was the camaraderie we enjoyed every minute and the squad often become closer as a team because of it. We haven’t been there for a number of years but I was invited across this year by Tibor Mi...