Our Coaches

Senior Coaches

Paul Gordon

Head Coach (Sensei)

BJA 4th Dan & UKCCL2 Coach

Paul has been involved in Judo since 1979 fought in the British Open and National trials in the 1980's and represented the southern region as a competitor. Paul continues to be involved in regular coaching sessions and gradings as Head Coach At the Tuesday sessions at Rayleigh and the Wednesday sessions at Hockley. .

Andrew James

Senior Coach

BJA 3rd Dan and UKCCL2 Coach

Andrew Our other level 2 coach assists and runs some of the sessions at Hockley. He is also one of senior coaches who assists with the gradings. . Andrew brings some Kata expertise to the team.

Brian Palombella

Senior Coach

BJA 2nd Dan & UKCCL2 Coach

Brian is one of our regular Level 2 Technical coaches Who generally helps out on the Tuesday sessions at Rayleigh. Brian assists in the assessing & grading of the Mill Members.

Matt Ferridge


BJA 1st Dan Level 1 Coach

Matt is one of our level 1 coaches who normally runs the first class on Tuesday Nights at Rayleigh with Colin. Matt is also our currently our club Chairman.

Colin Mawdsley


BJA 1st Dan and level 1 Coach

Colin is one of our level 1 coaches that also runs the first class on a Tuesday night at Rayleigh with Matt . Colin is also active on the competition circuit with his son Tom who is currently -66Kg SN World Champion. Colin is also our Competition Coach.