Chronological History


  • In September of 1992 the first lesson of the Traditional Karate of Brandon was held in the Oval Room at the Canada Games Sportsplex. Approximately 20 students attended this first lesson under the direction of Scott Middleton.
  • Originally the club was named Japan Karate Association of Brandon East to reflect our organizational affiliation. This name was not chosen by our club but rather appointed by the organization. The club's name changed during the mid 1990's to the Traditional Shotokan Karate of Brandon. The change in our name was initiated so the general public would identify with our club's intention of propagating authentic Shotokan Karate. Approximately two years later Scott Middleton decided on a more shortened version the Traditional Karate of Brandon.
  • Since 1993 Scott Middleton has taught Karate in several rural communities including: Boissevain, Wawanesa, Forest, Alexander, Baldur, Reston, and Souris.
  • From 1993 to 1995 the Traditional Karate of Brandon was based out of the Parks Community Center on #1428 Louise Avenue.
  • In 1995 Scott Middleton purchased the building located at #633 Rosser Avenue for the Traditional Karate of Brandon. Classes for all ages and levels are offered five nights per week.
  • In August 2002 the Traditional Karate of Brandon moved to our current location the East End Community Center on #405 Park Street and the West End Community Center on #247 23rd Street.
  • On March 5th, 2004 Scott Middleton and the Traditional Karate of Brandon resigns from the International Shotokan Karate Federation (ISKF), after 18 years of affiliation. Constant political turmoil and the erosion of essential Martial Art values was the primary reason's for Scott Middleton and the Traditional Karate of Brandon's resignation.
  • September 30th, 2006 the Traditional Karate of Brandon joins the World Traditional Karate Organization (WTKO), as its first Canadian affiliated Dojo.
  • January 11th, 2009 the Traditional Karate of Brandon celebrates its 10th annual Kangeiko (Cold Weather Training).
  • In February 2009 the “Symbol” of the Traditional Karate of Brandon is created and introduced by Scott Middleton. On the surface the symbol appears to be simple, but underneath there is a deep significance. This reflects the ideaology of Scott Middleton towards Karate. Karate on the surface appears to be only physical, but by peeling away these outer layers the practitioner will discover its significance.
  • July 17th-19th, 2009 the 10th annual Bower Lake Camp is celebrated. This private camp is hosted by two of the original members of the Traditional Karate of Brandon, Tim and Dawn Janz. A total of only 10 students may call themselves “alumni members” of this camp.
  • In February 2010 the first printing of the Members Handbook is introduced.
  • In August of 2010 the webpage of the Traditional Karate of Brandon is launched.
  • In September 2012 the Traditional Karate of Brandon celebrated its 20th year anniversary.
  • In September 2017 the Traditional Karate of Brandon celebrated its 25th year anniversary.
  • Over the years the members of the Traditional Karate of Brandon have been exposed to instructors from around the World. Former guest instructors include: John Mullin, Richard Amos, Steve Ubl, Phillip Dingman, Larry Loreth, Walter Crockford, Eiji Maeda, Scott Langley, Phil Harris, Andy Marsh, David Gimberline, John Hanratty, Kim Dunn, Andrew Holmes, Calum Nairn, Alan Taylor, Steve Burch, Bruce Hutton, Dave Ogren, Phil Boutin, Clive Hinds, and Sonny Kim.


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