Club Founder

                                                                               Sensei Terry
 
 
 
Sensei Terry Irving 5th Dan KUGB is the club`s founder and former Chief Instructor of Stock SKC.
 
He is a Qualified KUGB Instructor a KUGB Assessor and he is CRB Checked,
 
First Aid Trained and a Long Standing KUGB member for over 40 years. 
 
Sensei Terry has been involved in the martial arts since 1962 when he first started training in Judo under Mr V.C.F Bell,
 
 then later with Mr Bill WOODS and Mr Cliff BAKER-BROWN. At this time he was also a Amateur Boxer and represented Essex at light welter and welterweight divisions
 
He later began Karate,under the instruction of Mr. BELL, the man widely credited as the first Europeon to introduce Karate to the UK.
 
He represented Basildon in numerous inter-town festivals of sport and was a member of their successful Judo Team, also winning individual titles along the way.
 
Whilst training in Karate under Mr Bell, he met, was instructed by and still remains in touch with Paul MASTERS, now a successful Osteopath. The style then was Yoseikan/Shotokan.
 
Sensei Terry attained his first Dan Black Belt in Karate and went on to win the 1974 KUGB Southern Region Senior Kumite Title.
 
He was voted Basildon Sports Council`s Sports Personality of the Year and over time, became an Instructor under Mr Bell.
 
He was selected by the late Sensei ENOEDA to join the Great Britain National Karate Squad, training with many highly respected KUGB Karate-ka.
 
Sensei Terry later joined Thames SKC under the Instruction of Ray and Pauline FULLER (BINDRA).
 
He was captain of the club team and represented the Country in Home International Competitions.
 
He was persuaded to open a club in Stock near Chelmsford Essex. The club retains the name Stock Shotokan Karate Club though it is no longer based there.
 
At the begining of 2018 Sensei Terry decided to step down from the Chief Instructors role at the club and hand the regins over to Sensei Adam.
 
He is still involved in Karate, training and teaching when he can.
 
 
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