Brian Turner

D.O.B.: 31st August 1954
Background: Starting boxing, athletics & rugby at the age of 11 turning semi-professional at the age of 17 and after completing a career in the military and I gave up semi-professional sports for a more lucrative career that continued to take me around the world involving military and civilian work in Close Quarter Protection.  Upon reaching my 40's having spent many years in senior management as a trouble shooter for multi-national companies I decided to have a career change and went back into the world of fitness, my first love.  Having met a number of people in the martial arts community I began my martial arts development and obtained the level of 4th Dan in Gojuryu and Shotokan karate in addition to Muay Thai and Tai Chi.  Unfortunately the organisation I belonged to fell apart which encouraged me to form my own association Ren Bu Kan Okinawan Karate-Do Association which allowed me to form my own system combining the repetitive training methods of the karate styles I had become proficient in, close quarter work of Muay Thai, conditioning of Boxing and the reality of Close Quarter Protection work and knife defensive systems, also including other weapons training instruction such as the Bo & Sai.  Apart from being booked for group courses on an international basis I have also been commissioned by training media production companies (mainly in America) to produce training media for the martial arts communities, and was profiled in a book called Urban Survival covering the section for self-defence.  I have also worked extensively with the UK paralypien squad and have invented and developed a number of training apparatus & media for both the martial arts and disabled communities still being sold worldwide today.  I am currently writing a martial arts book that will hopefully be published in the near future, and continue to train close quarter restraint to employees of security firms.

Fitness Related – RSA Examination Board
Teaching Exercise To Music (Aerobics)
Fitness Screening & Assessment
Physiology And Anatomy
Teaching And Instructing (N/SVQ Level 2)
Gym Cardio Vascular Equipment
Gym Resistance Training Machines
Gym Resistance Training Free Weights
Fitness Related – Other
Training Using Heart Rate Monitors - Polar Protrainer Programme
Standing For Strength – Fitpro Education
Diploma In Sports Psychology – Newcastle University
Certificate In Sports Coaching (Martial Arts) Newcastle University
Qualified PADI Scuba Diver
Martial Arts
4th Degree Black Belt – Goju Ryu
Degree Black Belt & Shotokan
Certificate In Sports Coaching (Martial Arts) Newcastle University
Muay Tai Instructors Certificate – Priapinchai School Thailand
Tai Chi Instructors Certificate – Club La Santa Lanzarote
KEWAP (Knife & Edged Weapons Awareness Proficiency) Instructor

Pre 30's - Semi-Professional to European Level
Boxer Heavy Weight Division
Athletics - Long Jump & Sprints up to 800 meters
Rugby Union - Wing Forward 1972 winners British Army National Champions
Recent Years
Karate - 2nd in Butokokai UK National Championships
Team Leader competing in the TV programme "Its A Knockout" (2nd Place)
Other Activities
Owner Clay Pigeon Shooting Club
Scuba Diving
Chief Instructor at Annual Club La Santa Martial Arts Week Event
Recent Years
Karate - 2nd in Butokokai UK National Championships
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