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About Lincoln Judo Academy

Barry Cooper

Barry Cooper became a Black Belt 1st Dan at the age of 16 shortly followed by his 2nd Dan and qualified as a level 2 coach. 

Barry had been teaching for approx 20 years and had successful clubs in London when as a family the Coopers decided to relocate to Lincolnshire.

In April 2008 Coopers Judo Club began in Bracebridge Heath Village Hall training once a week starting with approx 20 members.  The club soon grew and relocated to our permanent Dojo in Potterhanworth Road, Bracebridge Heath to enable all the pupils to be able to train more frequently and renamed itself Lincoln Judo  Academy.

The club now boasts over 120 members and has clubs in Bracebridge Heath, Sleaford and Waddington offering all children the ability to be able to train every day of the week together with offering an adult class plus a senior circuit training class.

Lincoln Judo Academy is a family run club, however competes both nationally and internationally.  Our recent trips have been to Killarney, Ireland, Bulgaria and soon to France.

Apart from Barry Coopers many judo and freestyle wrestling titles the club now has new champions of its own with a few British Wrestling Junior Champions and some AJA National Junior Champions to add to the list.

Barry Cooper's Sports Achievements

Official British Judo Association Level 2 Judo Coach
C.R.B Checked
Qualified First Aid
Certificate in Safeguarding & Protecting Children
Certificate in Sports Coach UK Good Practice & Child Protection in Sport
Certificate in Long Term Player Development

Judo Titles

3 x British Champion
2 x United Kingdom Champion
4 x Northern Home Counties Champion
8 x Essex Champion
7 x Welsh Open Champion
6 x Southern Area Champion

Olympic freestyle Wrestling Titles

2 x British Champion
2 x English Champion
European Under 21 Silver Medalist
Under 21 World Championships bronze medalist