Adrian Smith was born in 1948 in Blackpool England. He was a Lance Corporal in the 41 then 45 Commando in the Royal Marines and also a very  talented artist. He married my mums sister Sue. He started his karate training at  Torbay Shotokan Karate Club in Paignton. When he was home on leave he would teach my parents karate at our houseand so began our karate history 50+ years ago. If not for this man, Moon Shotokan would not exist.

  He was a lovable rogue with a great sense of humour, always smiling and laughing. He definitely lived life to the fullest, flying by the seat of his pants. He sadly passed away today April 19th 2019. We will be forever grateful for his karate teachings.

He leaves behind 2 beautiful daughters, my cousins Tracey and Julie and their children and grandchildren.  We are honoured to have known him and he will always be remembered with a smile on my face. Rest in Peace now Uncle Adrian. Oss   xx

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