by Ben Grounds
Sampson Sampson is a name not easily mistaken. He has gained something of a cult status for his unusual title, while achieving much more besides in the Islington community.
Not satisfied with owning one of the oldest barbers in the country - Sampson’s Cuts is located in Highbury - the 53-year-old has also coached judo since 1978 at Sobell Leisure Centre and recently received a prestigious World Judo Federation award for his contribution to the martial art.
Congratulations to Samuel Charalambous for gaining his 1st Dan! Not to mention recently winning the WJF European Championships, Sam achieved this grade at the young age of 16. His fighting ability and technical skill has really shone through and we are very excited to see him grow even further as a judoka.