Terry Robins (France)
Terry Robins 5th Dan (Oct 2012)
I first started training in karate. Unfortunately, I had to stop due to the pressures of my work in security.
On occasions, during this period, I worked for the Kruger organization – a company based in London which promoted concert tours. I worked as personal security for Tony Bennett, Marvin Gaye and a number of other entertainers while they were on tour in the UK.
I restarted my training under Chris Kent and Alan Gibson. Since 1990, Chris Kent 6 th Dan has been my instructor.
Due to my background, I was head hunted by Michael and Phillip Noble (on behalf of the Noble Organization)to become the Security Manager on the Palace Pier in Brighton
I became a professional karate teacher, after having taught for a number of years previously.
I am the Chief Referee to my English Association KMAC (Kicks).
I am the Squad Coach for my association and I am also the Squad Manager.
I am an English Referee and a European Judge with the European Karate Federation (EKF). I have officiated at many selections for the England Karate team. On a number of occasions I have been the chief Referee at the National British Wado-Ryu Karate Championships, for Suzuki Sensei 8 th Dan (the Head of the Wado-Ryu International Karate-do Federation (WIKF)
I have officiated at many European Championships,as a member of the England Referee team, over the last 6 years. Without the help and support I have received from the Referee team, my colleagues, and the guidance given by our England Chief Referee, Terry Pottage, I don't think that I would have advanced this far as a Karate Referee.
I have been an English official since 1992 and have also refereed at English and British Championships.
I have officiated at the following events:
The Student Universities World Championships Belgrade
2 Commonwealth Games Championships Manchester and Edinburgh
The Ladies World Cup Toulon
2 WIKF European Championships Italy and Spain
The EKF European Karate Championship Senior and Junior Estonia, Germany, Russia, Poland, Greece, Spain,
To date, 8 members of our association have been selected for the English National Team. Our member have also taken part in the WIKF European Karate Championships as members of the England Wado-Ryu team.
I did compete, but as I started karate late in life, my competition career was quite short. It's definitely a young man's game.
1989 Team Bronze Porto Vecchio Cup, Corsica
1990 Individual Silver Porto Vecchio Cup, Corsica
1990 Individual Silver Bohemia Cup, Jablonec, Czech Republic
1991 Individual Bronze Porto Vecchio Cup, Corsica
1992 Individual Bronze The English International OpenOffice.org
I am on the KMAC grading and technical panel for both Traditional and Sport Karate.
My respect goes to the following:
Chris Kent A good friend, and for his technical ability and knowledge.
Terry Pottage There's no team without a leader
Ticky Donovan For his passion about the England Team
David Stirling Because He Dared