EGH coaches have all been practicing judo for a significant number of years. Unlike other clubs, we pride ourselves on having coaches of all ages, and believe we have some of the most talented coaches in the UK. We are also able to boast both male and female coaches. We try to be as diverse as possible.
All our coaches are…
Qualified by the BJA
The British Judo Association is the UK governing body of judo. All of our coaches are fully qualified to at least level 1.
Qualified First Aiders
Judo is a physical sport, and injuries do happen. All EGH coaches have undertaken full first aid training and have experience of dealing with judo related injuries.
Fully DBS Checked
We understand that you’re putting your trust in us as a community organisation. All of our coaches are vetted under DBS background checks, and those checks are refreshed regularly.
Meet the Coaches
Huw started his Judo late in life. Currently 3rd Dan, Huw progressed through the grades rapidly, having only started judo in 2002. Huw is no stranger to contact sports, as he taught self defence and arrest & restraint procedures in the Royal Air Force. Huw is also an ABA boxing coach. He represented Wales against Scotland and Bavaria along with representing the RAF boxing team for over 3 years before taking up Judo under the guidance of Sensei Tom Owen.
Catrin started judo under the guidance of Sensei Tom at the age of 8. She quickly moved through the grades and won two junior Welsh titles before turning senior and taking her senior Welsh title at the age of only 16. Having represented Wales and competed all over the country, Catrin brings a wealth of competitive experience to help motivate and inspire the current members of EGH. Catrin is currently a 2nd Dan and coaches both the Adult and Children’s classes.
Anwen started Judo at Abercynon Judo club. When the club closed, Anwen joined EGH under Sensei’s Tom Owen and Huw Jones. Currently 1st Dan, Anwen has represented EGH in many competitions and became Welsh Champion in 2014 and 2016. Anwen still competes in selected competitions and coaches both the children and the adults within the club.
Simon started Judo at the age of 18 under the guidance of Sensei Huw. Currently 1st Dan Simon has represented EGH in multiple competitions as he progressed through the grades, becoming Welsh Champion in 2014. Simon turned to coaching to help both the Children and the Adult players within the club.