Latest News:

Kata course and competition - 28th October

There will be a kata course and competition at Bitterne Leisure Centre on Sunday 28th October at 10.20am. Please see Sensei Fanner for details and payment.

Update: The Autumn Chinte news sheet

The latest new sheet is out now, which includes a report on Sensei Fanner's recent visit to the JKA England course at Guildford, including photographs - please click here

Date of next grading

Here's a reminder that the next Kyu grading will take place on 4th November 2004 at Bitterne Leisure Centre starting at 2.45 pm. Please make sure that, if you are eligible to grade, you fill in a grading form and give the grading fee to Sensei Fanner in good time before the grading.

Next Committee Meeting - 25th September

The next committee meeting is on September 25th after the lesson, so can all members of the committee please attend and if so write down any ideas or questions prior to the meeting.
If any member has any questions then please put this in writing and give to either Neville Palmer, Club Secretary or to Sensei Fanner by the 18th September.

Kyusho Jitsu Course (Senior brown/black belts only) - Saturday 10th Oct. 2004

There will be a course at Bitterne Leisure Centre 10th October 10.00am to 1.00pm. The cost will be £20, which will include an attendance certificate. Please obtain a form from Sensei fanner and submit this along with payment as soon as possible.

Kata Course and Bunkai (techniques from kata) - Saturday 17th Oct. 2004

There will be a kata and bonkai course for all grades on Saturday 17th October. The course will cover kata and bonkai (kumite techniques from the kata). Please obtain a form from Sensei fanner and submit this along with payment as soon as possible. The times and costs are as follows:

All grades: 10.00 am to 12.00 pm
Brown/black belts only 12.30pm to 2.30pm

Cost: Adult £18 both sessions, or £10 one session
Juniors: £15 both sessions, or £6 one session
(This includes a course attendance certificate)

Congratulations to our Two New Junior Black Belts!

Congratulations to our star juniors Luke and Joshua Betteridge who successfully achieved their Shodan black belt grades at the recent black belt grading in Winchester.

Grading Photos and Videos

To see the photographs and video of one of our gradings earlier this year - please click here

Christmas Competition - 14th December 2003

Well done to all those who took part in the Christmas competition and congratulations to those who won trophies and medals. Click here for the results.

Karate-ka joins the RAF

Michael Hair, who recently attained his 1st Dan black belt, has left us to join the Royal Air Force. Members of Chinte School of Shotokan presented him with a pair of Tonfa and case to congratulate him. We wish him all the best for the future and good luck in basic training!

A Poem by Robbie Fanner, 2nd DAN
Robbie has written a poem about his experience in grading for his Shodan and Nidan black belt - those of us who have participated in a Dan or a Kyu grading will understand the feelings he expresses in it! - please click here to read it

Last year Sensei Keinosuke Enoeda died, aged 67, in Japan

Please see our tribute - click here


Current training and grading fees:

Category By the lesson

By the week
(2 lessons)

By the Month
Senior £6 £10 £35
Junior £4 £6 £32

Category Grading
Weapon/specialised courses General courses
Senior £20 as advertised £5 upwards
Junior £15 as advertised £5 upwards

Martial arts Training Equipment/Clothing
There is a 10% discount for all karate-ka when purchasing any equipment or clothing through the club (full members only).