The Sobell Judo Club has one of the largest coaching teams of judo clubs in London. Their combined experiences spans across a variety of countries, cultures and all levels of competition from regional to the highest level. All of our dedicated staff are DBS checked and fully first aid qualified.
Sobell head instructor and Youtube star, Sampson, is Sobell's longest standing student. Since joining the club in 1984 he has become a world class competitor respected across the globe.
8th Dan / Head Instructor
As club secretary Bob manages the day to day running of the club. He is also responsible for getting every newcomer started via our beginners induction programme.
6th Dan / Club Secretary
Former international competitor, Samuel has accumulated extensive experience in judo training and competition and draws on this experience each week to develop our students.
Lightweight superstar Elena has made a name for herself due to her incredible technical prowess - something she uses to guide our younger students.
ELENA DEL POZO
Sam is a regular coach in our senior sessions. He is an active competitor across both traditional and modern judo. He claimed the WJF European Championship in 2016, placed 2nd at the WJF World Championships in 2019 and qualified for the IJF Cypriot National Team in 2019. He uses his ongoing experience of the current judo circuit to aid the senior sessions with a competitive twist.
Belgian judoka Geert uses his experience to help build a strong foundation for all of our younger students across the primary and junior sessions.
Moroccan born Fahd is one of our most complete judoka. An excellent all rounder, Fahd pushes our junior judoka to be the best they can be.