The Lead Coach
Craig Ewing 4th Dan
My Judo experience has once again brought me back
to coaching. Through coaching I can hopefully repay some
of the kindness and time that many coaches have given me
down the years.
I have had the privilege to represent my country
internationally and was Scottish senior champion in 1999
and took medals at many senior national ranking
tournaments including the Scottish, Welsh and Northern
I am currently progressing slowly towards my
competitive 5th Dan, through continuing to compete in
Masters tournaments and gradings.
I have previously officiated as a referee and look
to return to refereeing in the near future.
I along with the other members of the coaching
team look forward to sharing our years of learning with
your children and hopefully yourself.
Craig Ewing 21/07/2015
4th Dan Black Belt Judo
British Judo Association Senior Coach
British Judo Regional Referee
British Judo Association Personal Protection Instructor
JudoScotland Self Defense Instructor
First Aid Qualified
Member Of The Disclosure Scotland PVG Scheme
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I won Britain's first medal at a world
championship, taking a bronze in Salt Lake City in 1967
and gained a second bronze at the 1972 Munich Olympics.
I later achieved national fame for performances on
the BBC programme Superstars in which I was one of the
most successful competitors. I dominated the British and
European version of the contest from 1979 to 1980,
winning four titles.
I was most famous for my efforts in the gymnasium,
where I repeatedly set records in the "gym tests",
including 100 parallel bar dips in 60 seconds in the
1981 Challenge of the Champions and 118 squat thrusts in
the 1980 World Final. I was also very dominant in the
weightlifting, canoeing and cycling events, rarely
placing lower than second.
My victories in the British and European
Superstars led to the creation of the branded computer
games: Brian Jacks Superstar Challenge and Brian Jacks
I am now retired but still enjoy my judo when I
can, it is great being involved with Saltire Judo.
Brian Jacks 01/09/2015
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