Mick Leigh 8th Dan
Leigh has been involved in Judo since 1955. He was an international judo player and was a reserve for the GB Team for the 1964 Tokyo Olympic Games. Leigh founded Mid-Sussex Judo Club (now Brighton Judo Club) and Kin Ryu Judo Club. Leigh was a founding member of the Southern Area, the Kata Working Party (now Kata Commission), the National Veterans Championships (now Masters Championships), the Self-Defence Kai system for U8s (Kano Club) and the Special Needs Working Party (now Inclusion Commission). Leigh was an honorary National Coach for ten years. He also served on four EJU Commissions and is a former IJB B Grade referee. Leigh is currently President of the Southern Area.