Aiden Trimble

Chief Instructor: Aidan Trimble 7th Dan 

Aidan Trimble began training in the martial arts in 1972 and achieved Black belt 1st Dan in 1977 and is currently a 7th Dan at Karate.

A member of the British Karate team from 1978 to 1994 he was four times  British champion   , four times  European Team Champion, and in 1983 he won the In Individual World Championships title   in Tokyo, Japan.

He became a professional instructor in 1984 and in that time has coached throughout Great Britain, Ireland, Europe, Scandinavia, United States, South Africa and Japan.

Following his highly successful competition career Aidan worked in sports development. Worked as a professional body guard and also worked as an Actor securing many roles on TV but it is his work as an instructor that he has really excelled.


In 1986 he formed The Federation of Shotokan Karate. As Chairman and Chief Instructor he has developed clubs both nationally and internationally.

A member of the Writer’s guild of Great Britain Aidan has written eight books and produced a series of DVD's on the martial arts with worldwide sales, the books having been translated into several languages. He has also written articles for several martial arts magazines.

He has received awards for his contribution to the development of Karate and sport from American, Norwegian, Italian, South African, Iranian, and Japanese sporting Governing Bodies.

Aidan now runs one of the most prestigious Karate centres in the Country and has produced many International competitors both junior and senior.

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