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The Team

The Team

Marc Preston, CEO
CEO
Marc Preston

Marc Preston - 6th Dan - Chief Executive

Marc Preston is the founder of Destination Judo.

He was a full time Judo athlete whose career ended prematurely through injury.

Marc was Great Britain’s number one under 65kg player for a number of years.

Marc’s medal haul includes – World Cup, World Masters and Commonwealth games.

Marc is only one of a few Scottish players to win the prestigious British Open as well as numerous British National Championships.

Marc continues to develop and grow Destination Judo and is currently Vice Chairman of Judo Scotland.

Destination Judo Partners

Callum Woods
Callum Woods
Partner

Hi, I’m Callum.

Lets talk more about your child and why Judo is the right sport for them.

Maybe your child is currently lacking in confidence, that’s ok we all go through that at times. I can certainly help to encourage and improve your child’s self-confidence. This could be as simple as little wins in games, progression through the belt system or teaching your child how to throw their best friend over.

The classes that your child will attend are designed to promote intellectual stimulation along with physical development. During sessions I like to ensure that children keep an active mind, stay focused and use problem solving to work out how to best execute a Judo technique.

Colin Woods
Colin Woods
Partner

Colin has 14 years coaching experience and 12 years full-time teaching experience with young people. He is one of the volunteer coaches for the Talent Development Squad for Judo Scotland and the talent Development Coach for all Destination Judo squads.

Colin is a fully qualified First Aider and UKCC Level 2 Coach.

Colin really enjoys teaching judo whether the kids want to be champions or just do it for fun he always tries to bring out the best in them.

Mark Poole
Mark Poole
Partner

Better known as Marv, he started judo at the age of 5 and has trained at a number of clubs across Scotland. He has cultivated various different styles of coaching and training techniques. In 2010 Marv was named Junior Coach of the Year in Tweeddale, before completing his dissertation on the subject of Judo and Children. Mark graduated in 2011 with honours from Glasgow Caledonian University in Sport and Active Lifestyle Promotion. Marv currently leads the Technical Black Belt class, and is a fully qualified First Aider and UKCC Level 2 Coach.

   
Destination Judo Partners

Jake Nimmo
Jake Nimmo
Coach

Jake is the newest Partner for Destination Judo, already proving a huge hit with the kids.

Jake is still currently competing and training for Scottish National events, he has been working extremely hard and is a very helpful addition to the company

Danny Alessandro

Danny has been a competitive judo player since the age of 8.

His greatest achievement to date was winning Gold at the National Championships.

This awarded him a place on the Great Britain Team, and shortly after he was selected to represent Team GB at the European Championships in Bucharest.

Danny is a qualified judo coach and holds a level 2 judo coaching qualification. His future sights are set on achieving his 2nd Dan grade.