Our Instructors

Ben Stallworthy

Judo Black belt. Thirty years 'on the mat' including twenty instructing.  Three time New Zealand  Judo Champion (-100 kg in 1998 + 100 kg in 2002 and 2004) . Cross-trained and has successfully competed in both Olympic Wrestling and Ju Jitsu. Trained, supported and refereed MMA and submission wrestling. Considerable experience instructing self-defence.

Ben has been President of the Auckland Judo Association and helps out instructing at the Auckland Police Judo Club.

Ben is a father, served overseas in East Timor and the Solomon Islands with the New Zealand Army and has a Masters Degree in Philosophy. 

Jordan Reynolds

Judo Black belt. Ten years 'on the mat' including three instructing.  As well as being an experienced coach Jordan is currently competing in Judo, Ju Jitsu and MMA.

Jordan has lived in Japan training on a Judo scholarship.

Jordan teaches classes in Epsom, runs the Auckland University of Technology MMA Club and also instructs at the Auckland Police Judo Club.

Tracey Stormont 

Tracey has a Brown belt and has been playing Judo since she was six years old.  She is part of a formidable Judo dynasty. Tracey and her three sisters have all had strong competitive careers both in New Zealand and internationally.

Tracey has also trained with Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and MMA clubs.

Tracey is a mum and teaches both kids and adults classes in Pukekohe. 

Geoff Thorne

Judo Blue belt. Fifteen years 'on the mat'.  Geoff has competed competively at regional and national level and has considerable coaching experience in a range of sports including Judo.

Geoff is a father, and originally trained as a chef eventually running a number of kitchens before owning his own business. He now works in freight and logistics.