Jim, is a father of 4 children.
Jim, took up Shotokan Karate in the late 70s. Becoming an “A” team kumite fighter at the legendary Samurai Karate Club in Liverpool, in the early 80's. Jim, was a founder members of BSKA. In 2017, Jim, awarded with MAI HALL OF FAME.
After a decade break from competition he fought in the Veteran World Shotokan Karate Championships in 2008 and reached the quarter finals in 2010.
Jim, is a sports photograher.