Hall of Fame

Brighton Judo Club has produced some outstanding judoka, technical officers and officials over the years:

Ben Quilter – 3rd Dan


2012 – London Paralympic Games -60kg Bronze Medalist
2011 – European Champion -60kg
2010 – World Games -60kg Gold Medalist
2010 – VI World Champion -60kg
2008 – Beijing Olympic Games -60kg 5th place

Steve Shuker – 3rd Dan


2003 – World Masters -73kg Silver Medalist



Ian Carter – 6th Dan


1999 – UK Police Champion -100kg

Dave Southby – 6th Dan


1993 – British Open -86kg Gold Medalist
1992 – Commonwealth champion
1990 – Commonwealth champion
1990 – ASKO World Tournament -78kg Gold Medalist

Mark Denney – 4th Dan

Mark Denney2

National A Referee
Technical Dan grade examiner
Senior examiner

Robert Horner – 2nd Dan

2012 Commonwealth Games Masters Event -73kg Silver Medalist

Roland Manuel – 3rd Dan

2012 Commonwealth Games Masters Event -81kg Bronze Medalist

Mick Leigh – 8th Dan

Founder of Brighton Judo Club (formerly Mid-Sussex Judo Club) & Kin Ryu Judo Club. Founding member of Southern Area Judo, the Kata Working Party (now Kata Commission), National Veterans Championships (now Masters Championships), the Self-Defence Kai System for U8s (Kano Club) and the Special Needs Working Party (now Inclusion Commission).

2007 – 1st Kodokan Judo Kata International Tournament Judge
2007 – BJA Life Vice-President
2006 – EJU Kata Championships Coordinator
2004, 2005 – World Masters Kata Judge
2002 – World Masters Chief Kata Judge
1987-91 – BJA Chairman
1978-87 – IJF Continental Referee
1974-84 – BJA Honorary National Coach
1964 – 1966 – British and English International
1964 – British Olympic Reserve
EJU Kata Commission Member
BJA Life Member
BJA Kata Commission Chairman and Technical Director
BJA Senior Examiner
BJA Southern Area President