About

Neil Anderson

Neil is the Head Coach at AYAC Judo Club and has been a member since 1990. He started his Judo career at the age of 8. He competed at National Level and was a member of the North West Area Squad. Neil was once ranked British number 5.

Neil gained his 1st Dan in 2003 and has been a qualified BJA Coach since 2000. He went on to get his 2nd Dan in 2011. Neil was also the Merseyside County Coach from 2008-2013 and also competed in Europe in countries like Holland, Germany and France. When not teaching Judo Classes, Neil is a Postman.

Jonathan Copley

Jonathan has be practising Japanese martial arts since the mid 1980s and has Dan grades in 2 Karate styles. He switched full time to Judo in 2009. Jonathan passed his level 2 coaching in 2015.

Outside of Judo Jonathan is a Technology risk manager and has a keen interest in cross training and music.

Jess Anderson

Jess, who holds all of the relevant awards through the British Judo Association. This includes her achievement of a UKCC level 2 award in coaching Judo, a revalidation award each year additionally, first aid certified, CRB checked and has also completed a safeguarding and protecting children course. She is also fully licensed and insured through both the BJA and UK Sport.