Laurie Rush

Laurie has been practicing judo for over 30  years, originally starting at Vereloy under coach John O’Brien and later at Wycombe Judo Centre where he still trains. He is a black belt 4th  Dan and a UKCC level 2 judo coach.

Occupation:

Police Sergeant

Family:

Married to Sharon with 2 daughters Jessica and Sophie.

Interest:

Judo, Football, QPR fan, and NFL

Favourite Film

Star Wars (originals not the new ones)

Favourite Food:

Curry

Favourite Music:

Take That

Matthew Rush

Matthew has been practicing judo for over 25 years and still trains at Wycombe Judo Centre where he first began. As well as being a black belt 2nd Dan, Matthew is a UKCC Level 2 Club Coach.  He was previously the head coach at Marjons University in Plymouth, which he also represented competitively as a player.

Occupation:

Secondary School Teacher

Family:

Married to Emma with sons called Daniel and Oliver

Interest:

Judo, cycling, football, QPR fan

Favourite Film

Dodgeball

Favourite Food:

Everything!!!

Favourite Music:

Oasis

Joanna Cook

Joanna is the youngest of the Rush family. She started judo 24 years ago and represented Great Britain at an under 18 level. Joanna is a UKCC Level 2 Club Coach. She first trained at Wycombe Judo Centre and later under John Oke at Micklefield and Paul Jordan at 61 Club.  Joanna is a black belt 1st Dan.

Occupation:

HR Manager

Family:

Married to Steve and has a step son called Josh and son called Liam

Interest:

Judo, Netball and follows Paralympic sport

Favourite Film

Anchorman

Favourite Food:

Lasagne

Favourite Music:

Kings of Leon

Peter Brent

Peter started Judo at the age of 7 with his brother at Acton Judo Centre. Accomplishments include being Junior National Champion in the BJC and various Senior Area and County Championships. Been away from Judo since moving away but recently got back into the sport when his son joined Rushjudo Club in 2011. Peter is is a black belt 1st Dan.

Occupation:

Retail support Manager for Chevrolet UK

Family:

A son called Thomas

Interest:

Darts, Judo, Football, Watford fan, swimming and Rugby

Favourite Film

The Karate Kid (original with Daniel son)

Favourite Food:

Italian

Favourite Music:

Rock of the 80’s

Matthew Richardson

Matt started Judo whilst at University in Manchester. After leaving university he volunteered at some clubs close to home, which is how he came to join Rushjudo. Matt has done Judo for over 5 years and is a 1st Kyu Brown Belt. With the help of Rushjudo he has recently become a BJA Level 1 Coach, and is working towards his Dan grade.

Occupation:

Pilates Instructor

Family:

Is part of one

Interest:

Judo, Martial Arts, Music and Gaming

Favourite Film

Lord of the Rings

Favourite Food:

Meat and Potatoes

Favourite Music:

Foo Fighters

Behind the scenes

Sharon (married to Laurie) and Emma (married to Matthew), are responsible for running the administration of the club. They are the people to talk to when it comes to booking courses and buying judo kits. 


Please don’t hesitate to contact them if you have any queries or problems.

Sharon Rush


Treasurer

Emma Rush


Secretary

Darren Lavin Welfare officer and volunteer co-ordinator Sandra Kidd Welfare officer and  merchandise manager

Kerry Harding

Chief Medic

Trudi Fryer

Welfare officer

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