Coaching Team

Head Coach: Simon Moss

A member of the GB squad for approximately 10 years. Fought internationally in prestigious tournaments including the Czech Cup, winning the USA, Belgian and Irish Open Competitions. Dominated the British National Championship winning it in total 6 times, 4 as a senior and twice as an under 21. Came to Coventry from Derby to train full time with Neil Adams from 1989 & 1999 and travelled to training camps worldwide including Japan to further develop skills and experience.

A qualified Club Coach with over 13 years experience of teaching in schools within the Coventry and Warwickshire area. Worked closely with Becky Telfer and Sam Ingram. Becky has won 2 British Junior National titles, a bronze at the Junior Europeans and a bronze at the 2006 Senior Finnish Open. Sam has had a meteoric rise to success winning Silver in the IBSA World Championships in Brazil 2007, and then a Bronze in Bejing in the 2008 para Olympics and Silver in 2012 London para Olympics.

Club President & Senior coach: Bruce Newcombe

Joined Coventry Judo Club in 1964 aged 11 and progressed to being selected as a reservist for the 1980 Moscow Games. A member of the British Judo Squad from 1974 to 1980 he competed internationally in Holland, Sweden and Belgian. Won silver at the 1978 British Open and was Midlands Area Champion 10 times as well forming part of the Midlands team which won the British Championship from 1978 & 1980. Very aware of the beneficial aspects he has gained personally from being involved in judo and dedicated to developing and maintaining a good club environment. Involved in judo coaching since 1974 and immediately qualified as a Senior Club Coach in 2003 when the BJA restructured its coaching system. Vastly experienced in coaching both juniors and seniors of all levels, encouraging them to progress through the grades and providing support at competitions.

Held the position of Midland Area Junior Coach from 1974 to 1993 resulting in the team winning the British National Team Championship on 4 occasions and produced numerous competitors who went on to win individual national titles including Simon Moss.

Club Chairman & coach: Adrian Holt

Joined Coventry Judo Club in 1964 as a junior and progressed to be a member of the GB Senior Squad during the late 70s and early 80s. A distinguished competition career has resulted in the remarkable achievement of winning medals in each of the last 5 decades since a junior in the 60s through to Masters events in recent years. Competing in Masters tournaments has been particularly successful with 3 consecutive British titles and he has also attended the World Championships twice, gaining a brilliant silver medal when they were held in Northern Ireland (2002). A qualified Senior Club Coach with years of teaching experience including running classes at Warwick University, Coventry Sports Centre and in Daventry. He currently takes the club’s senior beginners and technique class.

Club coach: Anna Maria Carbone Bouno

Anna Maria is a 3rd Dan from Italy; a qualified BJA level 2 coach who started judo at the age of 17. I always have competitions at the regional level, I have always qualified in the top place, have been chosen three times as a regional representative and 1 time as an Italian representative. I have attended the Italian championships on several occasions and have placed seventh and fifth. One year I won my gold belt regional, its a trophy that was handed to those who stood out in the region. I know (NAGE-NO-KATA,THE KATAME-NO-KATA,THE KODOKAN-GHOSHINJUTS, the KIME-NO-KATA) In my region I was the head of the regional women’s group. I taught for seven years in a club for kids age five to fifteen years old. I made five people including my husband(Carlo) to take to exam for black belt.

Club Secretary & coach: Sara Hays

Started practicing judo in 1972, the last 13 years in Coventry. Competed in junior and university competitions but also enjoys the technical side of judo, developing an excellent understanding of the fundamentals and is an Area Referee. A qualified Club Coach who is regularly involved with classes at the club. Serves on the BJA Complaints & Conduct Commission.

Club coach: Phil Hallam

Joined the club in 1995 aged 32 and progressed to gain his black belt. Interested in other forms of self – protection and has experience of boxing, grappling and karate. In the summer of 2008, completed the new BJA Instructor qualification along with Jas both impressing the course assessors with their knowledge and teaching skills. An extremely patient training partner with lower grades, ensuring they benefit from sessions. Particularly interested in finding and trying out different variations of familiar techniques both standing and newaza.  The best bits of judo for me are that despite training for over 10 years there is always something new to learn and always someone better to bring you down to earth literally !! A qualified paramedic and father of two young daughters.

Club coach: Shahroz Javadian

A qualified BJA level 2 club coach who started Judo in 2010 and has been assisting with coaching duties for the last three years. Prior to Judo, Shahroz has practiced Ju Jitsu (Japaneses self defense style) for a number of years.

Club coach: Jason Soren

Jason has a diploma in sports, fitness and management and is a BJA level 2 club coach. He first started Judo in 2000 on the recommendation of his grappling coach and soon became hooked on the techniques and skills of the sport. Jason has coached Judo throughout many schools in Coventry and the surrounding areas and to rugby teams who add Judo to their pre-season training.  A keen weight lifter who also participates in no-gi grappling.