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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Happy Christmas!


Bath Shotokan’s instructors would like to thank the club members for their support and commitment to training during the last year. Club training has now ended for 2017 and the next session will be on Thursday 4th January 2018. We wish all of the club’s members and friends a very Happy Christmas and best wishes for the New Year!