Our grades are initially signed off by our President and Technical Director, Sampson Sampson (8th Dan) who has over 45 years of teaching and practising judo. Before starting JFAUK, he was the technical director of the BJC (6th Dan at the time) and Olympic coach for Cyprus. He is now one of the Technical Directors and examiners of the World Judo Federation. This means that all our grades are also supported and authorised by the World Judo Federation.