Southern Area Judo

Derek Hopkins
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Derek Hopkins

Southern Area Coaching Committee

6th Dan

Level 3 Senior Club Coach, Senior Examiner, Technical Dan Grade Examiner


Competitive experience:

Member of BJA since 1968
Member of BJC 1975 to 2002
Competitive 5th Dan
Awarded 6th Dan 2014
BJC National Young Men’s Squad and Senior Squad
BJC National Champion and National medallist
IJF World Grand Masters Championships medallist
8 medals at WMJA World Masters
EJU European Veterans Championships medallist
3 times British Masters gold medallist
0kg 50 to 54years

Coaching experience:

Senior Club Coach – April 2001
Technical Coach for the England ExCell program – April 2010 to 2015
Personal coach to several national squad members, British and International medallists

Other relevant experience:

Qualified as Technical Dan Grade Examiner – January 2006
Technical Advisor to the Grading and Promotions Commission – May 2008 to April 2014.
Member of BJC National Kata Committee
Kata Examiner
Senior Examiner