Derek Hopkins

Derek is one of the most experienced and knowledgeable Judo instructors in United Kingdom. He dedicated the last 50 years of his life to martial arts and he is one of the very few people in Great Britain to hold a 6th Dan in Judo. Derek is a 4 times World medallist, 3 times British Masters Champion, European silver medallist and won multiple other national and international medals.

Over the years, Derek has been very involved with the British Judo Association as a Level 3 coach and a Senior Examiner. Under his close guidance, some of his students became part of the elite national squad and won multiple competitions and medals.