Month: January 2023

Sensei Brian Middleton, RIP

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Sensei Brian Middleton on Thursday 12 January 2023. Brian founded Bath Shotokan Karate Club in 1969. He ran it for over 25 years before passing the torch on to Kieran Shore. He was an influential instructor – some say ‘a force of nature!’ With Brian’s instruction and guidance, at least 150 – 200 members of the club achieved their First Dan grades.

We will post a more complete account of his legacy in due course here and on our Facebook page. In the meantime, the ‘older’ members of Bath Karate Club send their condolences to Brian’s daughters and to Helen, his soul mate.