Mike Gingell is the chief
instructor at Grange Judo Club and is a 6th Dan qualified coach/instructor registered with the
International Martial Arts Federation - Europe. He is also the President of the UK branch. He started
Judo around 50 years ago, but during this time has also graded in Ju Jutsu (5th Dan) and Aikido
(1st Dan). Mike believes in the old style of Judo which teaches all the techniques developed by the
founder of Judo, Jigori Kano, even though some of them are not taught any more.