Jim Bradley holds a 4th dan Black Belt. 50 years of age, he has spent over half his life practicing karate (28 years). The past 14 years he has also served as an instructor at the Ennis Karate Academy.
Jim started karate in October 1984 in the university shotokan karate club in NUI Maynooth . His first karate instructor was Sensei Joe O'Rourke and the club was affiliated to the KUI. Through the linkage to KUGB, the club often had seminars and gradings by senior KUGB Sensei such as Sensei Andy Sherry, Sensei Frank Brennan and Sensei Dave Hooper.
Jim graded as Sho-dan in 1998, Ni-dan in 2002 and San-dan in May 2007. His club affiliated to the WSKF in 2005 and he was graded to Yon-dan by Sensei Kasuya in Dublin during the annual seminar in May 2013.
- 4th Dan WSKF
- Instructor C licence WSKF