Peter Gardiner has been a professional in judo all his working life. Peter works with clubs and National Governing Bodies around the World, designing and delivering bespoke workshops and seminars on coach and player development. Peter also delivers seminars on behalf of the IJF International Judo Federation, EJU European Judo Union, Olympic Solidarity Programme and Bath University Judo Degree Course.For further information on workshops, seminars and training camps, as well as longer term coach education and development plans contact Peter on

Additional information:

  • Grade 6th Dan
  • Director of Sportif Judo
  • Former Director of Coaching ,Judoscotland
  • Former Director of Development ,British Judo
  • Former National Coach Denmark and India
  • Featured in the IJF coach education DVD “Coaching Judo to Juniors”.
  • Presents Fighting Films coach education DVD “101 Judo Games”
  • Past workshops and seminars include: Belgium, Sweden, New Zealand, Slovakia, Portugal, Norway, Holland, Brazil, Estonia, Italy

What people say

Olympic Solidarity Programme
‘Mr Gardiner facilitated the Olympic Solidarity course in a simple and professional manner. In a mere forty two hours, he managed to change and revolutionize the thinking and approach of the coaches to the teaching of judo. Mr Gardiner displayed excellent command of the subject area. His presentations were delivered with honesty and gusto. His exuberance made the course a pleasant exercise. ‘
Hoskins G Caddle
President Barbados Judo on behalf of the Olympic Solidarity Programme

European Judo Union Level 4 Performance Coach – Foundation Degree course

‘The feedback on Peters engaging sessions have been excellent, his expertise and enthusiasm is contagious. His attention to detail, lively personality and technical understanding are a powerful combination. ‘
Dr Mike Callan
Programme Leader Bath University

Vlaamse Judo Federation – Belgium

‘Peter Gardiner has the fantastic ability to activate every participant. He managed to get every one involved even the older coaches, they gave 100% on the tatami.
With his positive pedagogic style Peter managed to get everyone to rise above normal. Everybody felt more capable and went home with a smile and boosted self-confidence. On top of that coaches got a new positive direction on how to coach judo. ‘
Director of Coaching
Jo De Geyter

British Ski & Snowboard

‘The twenty odd years that I have been involved in the development of talented athletes I have been fortunate enough to meet a few fantastic practitioners, Peter Gardiner is one of those practitioners. He is truly world class in his field.’
Paddy Mortimer
Performance Director