Our team

Our Coaching Team

Our coaching team is what makes our club special. We have a broad range of coaches - all of them are volunteers and share a passion for judo. Each has their own distinctive coaching style and areas of interest, bringing variety and freshness to each session. Each coach has a professional coaching qualification, are qualified first aiders and all are DBS checked.

Stephen Kemish

Stephen (Black Belt - 4th Dan) is our Club Chairman and has been practising judo since 1977.

He has represented GB on multiple occasions in the European kata championships and also been Southern Area champion and Hampshire Team champion on a number of occasions. 

In additon to kata, Stephen's focus is in making judo accessible to all and creating an environment where everyone can develop and learn.

Gordon Kemish

Gordon (Black belt - 4th Dan) is the club's Head Coach and has overseen the development of Fleming Park Judo Club since its earliest days, over 40 years ago. 

During that period, there have been a number of highlights including:

Russell Hersey

Russell (Black Belt - 2nd Dan) is a level 2 Club Coach and the club welfare officer. 

He has been a member of Fleming Park Judo Club since he was 4 years old and became a club coach in 2012. 

As a junior, Russell was a keen competitor and was former multiple Hampshire champion and Southern Area squad member.

Jordan Fugh

Jordan (Black belt - 2nd Dan), started his judo at our club when he was 13 and is now a black belt and a level 2 coach. He also holds level 3 certificates in Understanding Sports Performance and Achieving Sports Performance.

Jordan is a keen student of the sport and is a font of wisdom of both judo techniques and the latest rules. If you have got a judo-related question - ask Jordan!

Peter Powell

Peter (Black Belt - 5th Dan) is a regular on our Saturday mat.

Peter is a senior judo examiner with a wealth of experience having supported the development of the British Judo Association over a number of years.

Roland Fugh

Roland (Black belt - 2nd Dan) has been studying judo for 8 years and  is a level 2 coach.

He is also a National C referee and is regularly seen refereeing at competitions across the South Coast. 

Ray Whitfield

Ray (Black Belt - 4th Dan) and level 3 club coach has been practising judo for over 40 years and along the way was a keen competitor during that time, taking part in numerous international competitions.

Ray was Hampshire County Coach for a number of years and has run successful judo clubs in Hampshire and taught in schools throughout the county.

Steve Jones

Steve (Black Belt - 1st Dan) has been a key member of our coaching teams for a number of years.

Steve's sessions are always fun and energetic and he is often at competitions supporting our judoka.

Oliver Green

Oliver (Black Belt - 1st Dan)

Oliver is a level 1 coach and remains a keen competitor. His lessons are always fun and energetic and he is keen to ensure that those on the mat are getting the most from their classes. 

Laura Murray

Laura (Black belt - Competitive 2nd Dan) has been learning judo for over 25 years and is a coaching assistant at the club.

Laura is a National A judo referee and was a member of the GB judo squad when she was 15.

As well as competing, Laura has officiated at events at the highest level including the London Paralympic Games and the Glasgow Special Needs Olympics.