Dr Mike Callan
Dr Mike Callan is the Chief Executive of Judospace Ltd, and Principal of the Judospace Educational Institute. He is a Visiting Senior Lecturer at Anglia Ruskin University, and the International Federation Services Group Leader for Judo for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Previously he was Sports Development Manager and Director of Judo at the University of Bath. Currently Mike is a member of the European Judo Union Judo Knowledge Commission, the EJU Didactic Commission, and the BJA Coaching Commission. He was elected as President of the International Association of Judo Researchers in Rio de Janeiro in 2007, and as Secretary General and Treasurer of the Commonwealth Judo Association in Singapore in 2010. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity. Formerly Mike has been a Board Member of the British Bob-Skeleton Association, a Board Member of the British Judo Association, and an External Verifier for Edexcel. He competed in the World University Judo Championships in Warsaw in 1980, and was the British Judo Champion in 1975.
He has; a PhD relating to support for judo players in an educational environment, from the University of Bath, a BSc Honours in Ergonomics from Loughborough University, a Diploma in Management from Reading University, a Certificate in Teaching from Newbury College, and Units D32, D33 and D34 as an Assessor and Internal Verifier. He has a Diploma in Itsutsu-no-kata from the Kodokan Judo Institute. He was awarded the International Olympic Committee Diploma in 2001 and the International Judo Federation Special Recognition Award in 2009. He holds the grade of 6th Dan
Andy Burns is the Judospace Sports Development Officer and Assessor. He has nine years experience as a full time Judo Athlete representing Great Britain, and Scotland, seven years a Captain of Team Bath Judo. Strength and Conditioning Coach for the University of Bath. Attended the Kodokan Kata Seminar 2012. Andy spent his placement year as a Judo Athlete at Tokai University in Japan. Qualifications include: BA Hons Coach Education and Sports Development, University of Bath, A1 Assessor, BJA Club Coach. Andrew is a 2nd Dan.
I really enjoyed the Coaching Award course, the online modules are great because they can be done in your own time, there is no rush.
Tom Haynes, Advanced Coach Award Graduate