Club Coaches


DAVE HORTON-JONES  7th DAN (SENIOR INSTRUCTOR)

COACHING LEVEL EXPIRES: 09/09/18
DBS CHECKED YES EXPIRES: 30/05/17
FIRST AID CERTIFICATE YES EXPIRES: 29/07/18
CHILD PROTECTION YES EXPIRES: 28/07/18

Dave started Judo in 1965 as a 11 year old and has been a qualified coach and Black belt since 1976, progressing to Senior Club Coach in 1990 and is also a UKCC Level 2 coach. He is a full time employee of the British Judo Association and is responsible for all grading activities in the UK authorising and recommending promotions up to 6th Dan. As lead executive to the BJA High Grade Review Panel, he is also responsible for all the administration of high grade promotions up to 10th Dan.

During a long competition career between 1972 to 2007, a winner of 2 National Senior titles he has also been Great Britain and Commonwealth Masters Champion and Silver in the European Master Championships as a result of which he represented Great Britain at the European team championships in Lithuania. As a senior he represented GB in the American/Canadian International Open winning a Silver medal in the individual and Gold as international Team winners Captain.

Dave has recently been promoted to 7th Dan and is one of the very few judoka in the UK to hold certificates in 7 kata. He is a member of the BJA Promotions Commission and also serves on the Conduct and Complaints Panel. Dave travels all around the UK delivering seminars and workshops, as a result Norwich Premier Judo Club are usually at the forefront of all new judo initiatives.


NIGEL THOMPSON 5th DAN (SENIOR INSTRUCTOR)

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FIRST AID CERTIFICATE YES EXPIRES: 15/07/17
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Nigel has been a member of Norwich Premier Judo Club throughout his judo career, since the early 80's.  He's a 5th Dan with a University Degree in Judo, strength and conditioning.  He's trained alongside Judo legends like Inoue and Adams.

As a senior level 3 coach, Nigel has trained many of the clubs judoka who've won national and international titles.  Nigel also owns Elites Gym.



JON CHEESEMAN 2ND DAN (INSTRUCTOR)

COACHING LEVEL 2 EXPIRES: 30/06/19
DBS CHECKED YES EXPIRES: 22/05/18
FIRST AID CERTIFICATE YES EXPIRES: 13/07/18
CHILD PROTECTION YES EXPIRES: 15/07/19

Jon is a level 2 coach and holds the rank of 2nd Dan.  He started judo as a junior in the late 70's, and participated for a couple of years, before trying other martial arts like Tae Kwon Do and Boxing.  He returned to Judo as an adult in 2002, when Norwich Premier was based at the Sportspark at the UEA.  Since then, Jon has had a few years out due to injuries.  In the past four years, Jon has had over 60 competitive fights around the country.

In 2014, Jon was nominated and short-listed for a BJA Coaching Award.  In November, Jon was a Finalist for the UK Community Sports Coach 2014 and winner of the East of England Region.


LAWRENCE WARWICK 2ND DAN (INSTRUCTOR)

COACHING LEVEL 2 EXPIRES: 30/06/19
DBS CHECKED YES EXPIRES: 21/04/18
FIRST AID CERTIFICATE YES EXPIRES: 22/04/16
CHILD PROTECTION YES EXPIRES 23/01/16

Lawrence is a Level 2 coach and holds the rank of 2nd Dan.  He started Judo as a junior in the early 80's, training at the YMCA in Norwich, he had various coaches’ including Zeta Denmark and Keith and Linda Watt.  Lawrence achieved 9th Mon as a junior and was a member of the East Anglian Squad and he fought as a lightweight for the YMCA team. He won various team and individual medals.

Lawrence had a long break from Judo before returning as an adult in 2002 he gained the rank of 2nd Kyu before again having a few years out, on his latest return Lawrence has fought for and gained his 1st Dan as well as Technical 1st Dan, and his level 1 coaching certificate.

In 2014, Lawrence was nominated and short-listed for a BJA Coaching Award.  He was also nominated for UK Childrens Sports Coach 2014.


DAVID ARANISELI 2nd DAN (INSTRUCTOR)

COACHING LEVEL 1 EXPIRES: 31/03/16
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FIRST AID CERTIFICATE YES EXPIRES: 21/02/16
CHILD PROTECTION YES EXPIRES: 04/05/16


David's a Level 1 coach and has been a 2nd Dan since March 2015.  He started at Norwich Premier Judo Club as a senior player.  David's a Level 2 Fitness Instructor and Personal Trainer, he's also a qualified Level 2 Strength and Conditioning Coach and he has a Degree in Sports and Science.  To give some measure as to how good David's Judo is, he's recently been listed as 35th in the country in his weight class.


DANIEL COATES 1ST DAN (INSTRUCTOR)

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THOMAS FOX 1ST DAN (INSTRUCTOR)

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DAN CLEGG 1ST KYU (INSTRUCTOR)

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SETH LAMBIASE 2ND DAN (INSTRUCTOR)

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ALEX FORBES 1ST KYU (INSTRUCTOR)

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