Student of the Year


We are pleased to announce that Adam McCarten has been awarded the Club’s Student of the Year. The award was made tonight by the Club Instructors, and Adam was commended for his attendance at training, his commitment and his excellent attitude. On behalf of the club, congratulations Adam and keep it up!

Events for the coming year

The Events page for 2019 is now up. Please note that the first kyu grading of the year is on Sunday, February 10th, with Sensei Bob Poynton. The Central Region training and squad dates with Sensei Frank Brennan are also on this page. Further events will be added in due course, and for other KUGB events please see the KUGB website.

As we start the New Year, please remember to check that your licences are still in date!

Congratulations Jonny!


A big congratulations to Jonny Southgate who passed his 1st Dan grading yesterday. Jonny passed his black belt under Senseis Andy Sherry and Frank Brennan of the KUGB. Jonny’s success is testament to his hard work in training and persistence to improve his standard of karate. Well done from all the club instructors!


Christmas Meal 2018


This year’s Christmas Meal will be held on Friday, 14th December at Bistrot Pierre, 4 Princes Buildings, George Street, Bath BA1 2ED. Menus are available from Kieran, and the cost will be £30 per head. Please let us know as soon as possible if you would like to come as places are filling up fast!


Sensei Ron Hicks, 6th Dan!


Bath Karate Club is very proud to announce that our Chief Instructor, Ron Hicks, today was awarded his 6th Dan. Sensei Ron took his grading today, in Bath, examined by Sensei Andy Sherry, 9th Dan, Chief Instructor of the KUGB, along with Senseis Bob Poynton, 8th Dan and Frank Brennan, 8th Dan.

Sensei Hicks has been preparing intensively for his grading today, which comprised several aspects of advanced Shotokan karate: demonstration of fundamental techniques; kata; explanation of kata bunkai; kumite; as well as a written dissertation on the physics of karate techniques.

This success is testament to Sensei Ron’s high standard of karate, which has been developed over many years of total commitment and focus on karate training, fitness and karate instruction.

Many congratulations Sensei!!


(photo – KUGB)





Dan Grading Success for Bath

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Congratulations are due to three members of Bath Karate Club who successfully passed their First Dan gradings today in Bath. Jack (pictured above), Paul and Philip (photos below) demonstrated their high standard of karate (expected of all Bath club members) in front of the KUGB examiners, Sensei Andy Sherry, 9th Dan and Sensei Bob Rhodes, 8th Dan. Well done to you all from the Club Instructors!

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