Jim Collins began his Karate training in 1975 aged 15. He attained his black belt aged 19 and at this time was selected to fight for the Scottish National Team, the Great Britain squad (all styles European Championships) and in the World Championships in Madrid in 1980.
Over many years Jim fought at international level competing in events throughout the world. In 1984 he won the ‘World Individual Title’ in Holland. As a member of the Scottish Team he was part of the European Team Champions in Paris in the same year and for a second time in Glasgow in 1988. Jim was was also a member of the British team winning the World Team Championships in Cairo in 1988.
Over this decade Britain was regarded as the most successful Karate nation in the World! At the age of 35 Jim entered and won the European Individual Middle Weight Championships in London in 1995 and was runner-up the following year. After these years of success Jim retired after fighting in Paris for the Federation European team in 1999.
Jim began coaching in 1978 has three clubs and also has a full Sport Coach UK license and full Enhanced Disclosure Scotland. Jim is fully PVG certified.
Our association is the ‘Scottish Karate Federation’. The S.K.F was founded in 1970 and at present holds one of the largest memberships within the ‘Scottish Karate Governing Body’
The Federation runs on a voluntary basis.
Titles Won by Jim
2 x World Karate Champion
3 x European Champion
1 x European Silver Medalist
2 x European Bronze medalist
Commonwealth Silver medalist
Commonwealth Bronze medalist
World Games Silver medalist
2 x Wado Ryu Grand Slam Champion
1 x Wado Ryu Grand Slam Bronze medalist
5 x Scottish Champion
1 x British Champion