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Aidan Trimble Profile

Aidan Trimble is renown throughout the world as a fantastic fighter and charismatic karate instructor. His highly developed skill and deep knowledge keeps him in high regard, and the demand for his teaching skill is as strong as ever.

            Aidan Trimble, born in Nottingham, first started karate at the age of eleven. By the age of seventeen, he represented his country as a member of the team that won the SKI European Championships in Düsseldorf, Germany in 1978. This was merely the beginning, and in 1983 he became the first SKI individual World Champion, winning the title in Tokyo, Japan. Despite not defending his title the following year due to a controversial decision by the referee panel, Trimble continued gathering several other major titles, becoming highly recognised as a highly talented fighter.

            However, in 1983, Trimble underwent surgery on his shoulder, sadly ending his competition career. Although continuing to compete from time to time, the effects of the surgery had to some extent robbed him of what he could have achieved. As a competitor, he not only was a world champion, but was also three times British champion, British All-Students kumite Champion, Twice England All Styles Kata Champion, Three times British kata Champion, Four times Asano shield team champion, Three times European Team Champion and many more.

            In 1986, Trimble parted company with SKI, forming his own association. The Federation of Shotokan Karate was formed in December 1986 and has clubs throughout the UK and Ireland as well as international associated groups.

            Due to his ‘Traditional’ and ‘Sport’ training, Trimble is in high demand to teach both in England, and throughout the rest of the world. He is highly respected for his dynamic teaching style and friendly personality.

            His abilities are in such demand that he successfully wrote and co-wrote many books, which are both resourceful and visually impressive. So much so that Trimble, with colleague Dave Hazard produced a three DVD set titled ‘Applied Karate’. These too are big sellers, and their success is a credit to Trimble’s very obvious skill.