Portsmouth Karate Club
The founding club in the southern region of England for Shotokan Karate. Sensei Dewey has been either a student or the instructor here since the late 60’s early 70’s. It is without fear of contradiction that it can be said any club you currently train at in the south was probably started by Sensei Dewey. Clubs as far afield as Petersfield, Brighton, Chichester, Sandhurst, Winchester, Billingshurst to name a few. Clubs like Portchester, University of Portsmouth, South Downs, Paulsgrove. Havant and many others all were started by Mick and passed on to other instructors as they became qualified. In fact it could be said had Mick been shrewder and franchised his model he could spend more time relaxing in the sun.
The current Portsmouth Karate Club still has Sensei Dewey teaching mainly on a Thursday, Sensei Stacey Crowe 6th dan teaches on Tuesdays and generally looks after the club in terms of registration and student administration. The club is still at the Portsmouth Academy in Fratton opposite St Faith’s Church where it has been through all the name changes of the school and since it moved from the first Portsmouth dojo at the Southsea Community centre. Lessons are on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s with the Junior club being first from 6pm. Adult classes start at 7.30pm.
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