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Meet our Coaches

Head Coach - Sensei Simon Wales

The Head Coach at Shogun Ju-Jitsu Club and a 3rd Degree black belt.  Simon is a qualified club coach, Grading Officer and also a Technical Officer within NEJJKA.  He is also a member of the coaching teams at Killingworth and Gateshead Ju-Jitsu club’s.

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Assistant Club Coach - Sensei Bill Parnell

Assistant Club Coach at Shogun Ju-Jitsu Club and a 4th Degree black belt.  He is a qualified assistant coach and is also a Senior Technical Officer within NEJJKA.  Bill is also a member of the coaching team at Killingworth Ju-Jitsu club.

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Coach - Sensei Philip Mcdonald

One of the Coaching team at Shogun Ju-Jitsu Club and a 2nd Degree black belt.  Phil coaches at our Tuesday night classes and is a qualified club coach within NEJJKA.  He is also a member of the coaching team at Gateshead Ju-Jitsu Club.

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Assistant Coach - Lisa Black

One of the newest members of the Coaching team at Shogun Ju-Jitsu Club and currently a brown belt.  Lisa coaches at our Thursday night classes and has recently qualified as an assistant coach within NEJJKA.  Lisa is also working hard on her journey to black belt.

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Assistant Coach - Josh Mcdonald

One of the newest members of the Coaching team at Shogun Ju-Jitsu Club and a black belt.  Josh coaches at our Tuesday night classes and has recently qualified as an assistant coach within NEJJKA.  Josh is also a member of the coaching team at Gateshead Ju-Jitsu Club.

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