Meet the Team

George Launders

Honorary Club President


George has been involved in judo since the age of 16. 

He has taken part in National and International competitions for the UK as well as being a member of the UK Kata Team that took part in the European Kata championships,

George is also a 6th Dan within the British Zen Judo Family Association and holds the grade of  3rd Dan in the British Judo association.

 2nd Dan Kempo Ju Jitsu.

He owns and Runs his own club Shiro-No Zen JudoKwai in Bury Manchester. 

Andrew. T. Hopkinson

Club Chairman & Chief Instructor.


  Andy has served in the Army where he gained his Regimental Colours for Judo. He also served in the Police and has over 30 years Judo and self-defence training experience.

  DBS enhanced checked for working with Children and vulnerable persons 

2nd Dan Black belt BJA ,

2nd Dan black belt IMASA,

2nd Dan Black belt BZJFA.

1st Dan Kempo Ju Jitsu.

Level 2 BJA Coach 

First Aid Trained

Safeguarding trained 

Tel: 07812417648

Email: andyh@shironojudokent.com

Jay Cullen

Senior Coach


Jay has many years martial arts experience not only in Judo but Also Taekwondo. 

1st Dan Black belt BJA

2nd Dan Black belt BZJFA

2nd Dan Taekwondo.

Level 2 BJA Coach

First Aid Trained 

Safeguarding trained 

DBS enhanced checked for working with children and vunerable person.

Tel: 07780118191

Email: jaycullen1@gmail.com


 

Troy Redsell

 Club Manager & Senior Club Welfare officer Gravesend and Snodland .


Troy has been with the club since we opened in 2011.

4th Kyu Orange belt BZJFA

He has attended the NSPCC Safeguarding and Time to Listen courses. First Aid trained

DBS enhanced checked for working with children and vulnerable persons 

Tel: 07889209829

Email: troyzal@hotmail.com


Kay Hopkinson

Club Treasurer. 


Kay has been with the clubs since our beginnings in 2011 and  is in charge of all finances for the two clubs. 

Tel : 07763152110

Email: kayhopkinson42@gmail.com

  

Tara Cullen

Club Secretary.


Tara has been with the club for over three years and took up the post of club secretary in 2017. 

Tara is in-charge of all the day to day Admin that is needed to run two clubs.

and is DBS Enhanced Checked for working with Children and vulnerable Adults. First Aid Trained. 

5th Kyu Yellow belt 

Tel: 07956464348.

Email: taracullen31@yahoo.com

Meet the team

Roly Kinslow

Assistant Coach.


Roly has trained in Karate and Kickboxing and is a 1st Kyu Brown Belt B.J.A. B.Z.J.F.A. 

B.J.A Level 1 Club coach 

First Aid Trained 

DBS enhanced checked for working with children and vulnerable persons.

Tel: 07734386351

Email:rolykinslow@googlemail.com

Claire Ayling

 

Assistant Coach

Claire has been involved in Judo for many years and has trained  with both the B.J.A and B.J.C. 

Claire is a 2nd Kyu Blue Belt B.J.A.

B.J.A Level 1 Club Coach. 

 DBS enhanced checked for working with children and vulnerable persons. 

Meet the team

Maria Ellison

  

Club Welfare Officer Snodland .

Joined the Team in January 2017 since then she has completed the NSPCC Safeguarding and Time to Listen course and works closely with the senior welfare officer, dealing with any welfare issues that may arise.

DBS enhanced checked for working with children and vulnerable persons. First aid Trained.

Tel: 07919285025

Email: marie.d.ellison@hotmail.com

Trudi Allingham

Trudi is our events coordinators and is responsible for any social events that happen with in the club. Trudi with others organises things like the Kids and staffs Christmas parties, and is also our club photographer. 

First Aid Trained and 5th Kyu Yellow Belt 

Tel : 

Email: tallingham57@googlemail.com