Alan Lingham – Director of Coaching
As president of Canterbury Judokwai, Alan’s been involved in the club — and Kent judo — for decades. He has many years’ coaching experience, and has refereed at international events. He and his wife Jean won the British Judo Association award for Event Volunteer of the Year in 2018. In 2019 Alan was awarded his 6th Dan for services to judo.
Ryan Morrow – Head Coach
Although only in his 30s, Ryan is a veteran of the Kent judo scene, having trained at many clubs over the years. He was one of the coaches at Herne Bay Judo Club, helping that club to grow a very strong junior and senior membership. He is is now doing the same at Canterbury. As well as coaching, Ryan still competes.
Markus Hunt – Coach
Markus has been practicing judo since 2004. He represented England at under-21 level, and is a 2nd Dan black belt. He became a coach so he could help others improve their judo — including those new to the sport. Markus also trains and competes in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
Martin Apps – Head Coach of Junior Judo
Martin is a Commonwealth Masters silver medallist and two-times British Masters champion. A former British Army physical training instructor, he first stepped onto the tatami when he was six. He competed throughout Europe before taking a hiatus from the sport. Since returning to judo in 2016, he has been rapidly adding to his medal collection with a stream of golds and silvers in Masters events. Martin coaches juniors at Prince of Wales Judo at Canterbury.