Jim is a divorced father of 4 children and two grandchildren.

Born in Liverpool in the 60s. His family of 8 lived for a number of years in a 3-bed terraced house in South Liverpool. Jim started working on "the coal" at 16. The hard graft is in his DNA.

Jim, took up Shotokan Karate in the late 70s. Becoming an “A” team Kumite fighter at the legendary Samurai Karate Club. Jim, was a founder member of BSKA, one of the best sports karate clubs in Europe, in mid -the 80s. 

In 2017, Jim entered into the 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 was due to fight in 2020 World's, but the competition was cancelled due to Cov19. 

Jim, is a published sports photographer. The sports pics used on this website were taken by him.