Meet the Coaches

George Launders

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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

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Club Chairman & Senior Instructor.

Andy has involved in judo for many years  both  in  the Army and the Police where he gained his Regimental Colours for Judo.

Over 30 years Judo and self-defense training .

  D.B.S enhanced checked for working with Children and vulnerable persons 

2nd Dan Black belt B.J.A ,

2nd Dan black belt I.M.A.S.A,

2nd Dan Black belt B.Z.J.F.A.

1st Dan Kempo Ju Jitsu.

Level 2 B.J.A Coach 

First Aid Trained

Safeguarding trained 

Tel: 07812417648

Email: andyjudo28@gmail.com

Jay Cullen

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Club Coach

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

Bronze Medal Winner Commonwealth Judo Championships 2019

1st Dan Black belt B.J.A

 1st Dan Kempo Ju Jitsu. 

2nd Dan Black belt B.Z.J.F.A

2nd Dan Taekwondo.

Level 2 B.J.A Coach

First Aid Trained 

Safeguarding trained 

D.B.S enhanced checked for working with children and vulnerable person.

Tel: 07780118191

Email: jaycullen1@gmail.com


 

Marcus Broome

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Assistant Club Coach 

Marcus is the newest member to the team. he has many years experience judo and is a 

1st Dan BJA 

1st Dan BZJFA. 

Marcus also has a background in wrestling 


Roly Kinslow

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Assistant Club  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 

Safeguarding Trained.

D.B.S enhanced checked for working with children and vulnerable persons.

Tel: 07734386351

Email:rolykinslow@googlemail.com.

Claire Ayling

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Assistant Club Coach

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

1st  Kyu Brown Belt B.J.A.

B.J.A Level 1 Club Coach. 

First Aid Trained.

Safeguarding trained.

D.B.S enhanced checked for working with children and vulnerable persons. 

meet the Admin team

Troy Redsell

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Club Manager & Senior Club Welfare officer Gravesend and Snodland .

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

4th Kyu Orange belt B.Z.J.F.A

He has attended the N.S.P.C.C Safeguarding and Time to Listen courses. First Aid trained

D.B.S enhanced checked for working with children and vulnerable persons 

Tel: 07889209829

Email: troyzal@hotmail.com

Kay Hopkinson

  

Club Treasurer. 

Kay club since we opened in 2011. 

Treasurer since 2017. 

In charge of all finances for the two clubs. 

Tel : 07763152110

Email: kayhopkinson42@gmail.com



Tara Cullen

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Club Secretary.

Tara club secretary since 2017.

4th Kyu Orange belt

In-charge of all day to day Admin that is needed to run two clubs.

D.B.S Enhanced Checked for working with Children and vulnerable Adults. First Aid Trained.

Tel: 07956464348.

Email: taracullen31@yahoo.com

Maria Ellison

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Assistant Club Welfare Officer.

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.

D.B.S enhanced checked for working with children and vulnerable persons. First aid Trained.

Tel: 07919285025

Email: marie.d.ellison@hotmail.com

Danny O'Kane

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Assistant Club Welfare Officer 

Danny has been with the club since 2011.

2nd Kyu Blue Belt

He is trained in first Aid and

completed both the safeguarding and Time to Listen courses. 

D.B.S enhanced checked for working with children and vulnerable persons. 

Trudi Allingham

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Events co-ordinator 

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

First Aid Trained 

Email: tallingham57@googlemail.com

 


 



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