The Coaches

The coaches of the club are fully qualified by the BJA and bring a wide variety of judo to the mat.​

Alec Edwards (Head coach)

Alec is a fifth Dan and has been coaching for many years. He is a former bronze medalist at the World Veterans championships and brings a wealth of experience onto the mat.

Nick Palmer

Nick is a third Dan and has been a member of the British Masters squad. Through his Judo contacts the club has formed strong links with Marburg and Helsinki university Judo clubs, with whom we regularly arrange exchanges.

Greg Viney

Greg has been doing judo since the age of 7 where he and Lee started under the coaching skills of Alec Edwards in Cambridge. Greg moved on to train as a Junior in Haverhill under Vic Durrant and Elaine Ward, this strong judo club gave Greg the opportunity to represent the Eastern Area in numerous National Championships and securing a GB squad position as a Junior. He looks forward to trying to replicate this for masters championships. “It’s a great sport that I am proud to be able to “give back everything I have been gifted”


Lee Beamiss

Lee also started judo at Cambridge and as a First Dan has done informal coaching in CUJC over the past few years.  He has since completed his Level 1 coaching qualification, and represented the City team at Varisty.

Chris McGee

Chris McGee is currently 1st Dan and is a qualified BJA Level 1 Coach.

Jamie Sutherland

Jamie is a first Kyu and a ne-waza specialist. He brings a wealth of BJJ knowledge to the judo mat.

If you have any questions for the coaches then please send them an email