Tokey Hill

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Tokey Hill
BornTerrance Alan Hill [1]
Chillicothe, Ohio, United States [2]
Style Shotokan Karate [3]
Medal record

Terrance Alan "Tokey" Hill is an American karateka most well known for being the first male American to ever win a WUKO/WKF World Karate Championship which he achieved at the 1980 World Karate Championships in the 80 kg Kumite category. [5] [6] He also won a bronze medal in Kumite at the World Games 1981 He would open up his own school in 1983. [7] He has also been a kickboxing coach for Michael McDonald and later a karate coach for the USA National Karate-do Federation [8]

Hill appeared in one film, the 1991 martial arts film American Shaolin . He appears in the film's opening as the coach of the film's villain, Trevor Gottitall, played by Trent Bushey.


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