Terry O'Neill

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Terry O'Neill was born in Liverpool, England on 27 February 1948, the son of a police officer. From an early age he had always been fascinated by stories of people with great physical strength - the "super-heroes", which quickly led to an interest in martial arts. He first started to train at Judo, but later applied to join the Liverpool Karate Club, and like many of his contemporaries, he had to be less than truthful about his age to gain admission. His first teacher was Andy Sherry, with occasional visits by Murakami Sensei, Veron Bell, Terry Wingrove and later, Kanazawa Sensei. His first job was working as a security-man at various venues where such acts as the Rolling Stones and the Walker Brothers were performing. He then worked at the Cavern Club and continued to be employed in security work for the next 17 years. Co-workers at the time would often comment that watching O'Neill in an altercation was like watching a martial arts movie as he was inclined to use impressive high kicks and other athletic techniques. Local folklore has it that Terry could knock a trouble-causer over with his first kick, kick him again to keep him upright, and finish him off with a third.
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