Lovedean Karate Club.

Lovedean Karate Club began in April 1982 in a community centre and coinciding with the launch of The Shotokan of England Karate Union. With the outlook and commitment from SEKU it became a formality for LKC to become one of it's founder affiliated clubs.

A rapid increase in membership meant training was increased to Monday and Friday and moving to Meadowlands School for increased space and facilities. Competition success was quick to follow, in June 1982 SEKU held it's first annual championship with LKC gaining trophies in both kata and kumite (set moves and free fighting). In November at the Portsmouth Open Chamionship LKC again came away with champions in both kata and kumite, already the standard had been set.

In 1989 LKC moved to it's current location at Napier Hall Horndean, this gave more training area, with an improved location and access.

Lovedean Karate Club draw students from Horndean, Cowplain, Purbrook, Denmead and Petersfield surrounding areas with many students travelling from as far away as Portsmouth, Havant, Portchester and Guildford. If you are new to karate, currently training or wish to return after a break, LKC are always ready to help.

Instruction at LKC is undertaken by Brian Smith sensei (7th Dan), former SEKU international and national grand champion. Gradings are conducted by an independant grading examiner with all instructors being fully insured. All black belts at LKC have had a CRB/DBS disclosure for your peace of mind. Junior students at LKC begin at 8 years old Junior gradings are conducted using a grading system designed for continous progress in a safe and controlled manner. For adults (16+) there is no restriction on when to begin training or to return to the dojo after a break just come along.

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