Robert James

rob_profileName: Robert James

Date Of Birth: 24th May 1979

Grade: 5th Dan (Master)

Training in Tang Soo Do Since: 1992

Titles Won: TSDMDK National Champion x 3 ’95, ’96 and ’97
TSDMDK National Silver Medallist x 2 ’96 and ’97
2000 – UKTSDF Silver Medallist ( Dan Category ) Sparring
2008 – Regional Winner, Ed Byrne Black Belt Competition
2008 – British Champion, Battle of the Belts Full Contact
2008 – S-Factor South West, won the following:
Kicking Competition, Lightweight Black Belt Continuous, Middleweight Point Stop, Team Sparring, Forms/Kata. Silver in Lightweight Point Stop and Middleweight Continuous.
2009 – S-Factor South West, won the following:
Kicking Competition, Lightweight Black Belt Continuous, Lightweight Point Stop, Forms/Kata,Open Weapons, Open Grade Traditional Kumite, Silver in Middleweight Point Stop and Middleweight Continuous
2009 – EMTF British Silver Medallist Sparring
2009 – EMTF Team GB Captain ( undefeated )
2010 – EMTF British Masters Forms Champion
2010 – EMTF European Bronze Medallist
2011 – Worldwide Tang Soo Do Family World Championships – Masters Bronze Medallist ( Sparring )
2011 – British Silver Medal – Chil Sung Hyungs
2011 – British Silver Medal – Traditional Hyungs
2012 – European Champion, Masters Sparring
2012 – European Champion, Chil Sung Hyungs
2013 – British Champion – Masters Traditional Hyungs
2013 – British Champion – Masters Chil Sung Hyungs
2014 – World Championships – Team member and Coach

Other Styles Studied: Freestyle Karate, Wing Chun, San Shou, Cornish Wrestling

Interests: Running, Training & Teaching, Gaming, Camping

Favourite Quote(s): ‘The More you sweat in training the less you bleed in battle’”

“For to win one hundred victories in one hundred battles is not the acme of skill.
To subdue the enemy without fighting is the acme of skill”