Accreditation and Insurance

Shishi Kai is a member of JudoScotland the governing body for judo in Scotland, which in turn is affiliated to British Judo, the National Governing Body (NGB) for judo in the UK.

Shishi Kai is also a fully accredited JudoMark club, meeting the industry standards to ensure that best practice and progressive development is on-going, resulting in a safe and effective environment for all members.

All coaches/staff are fully qualified, trained in first aid & child protection and DBS checked. The club and coaches are insured for all activities carried out in our sessions.

Coaching Staff

Chris Syrett (Head Coach) holds the rank of 4th Dan and is a BJA Level 2 coach. Chris also holds a BSc in Sports Science and an HND in Sports Coaching with Development. He has been coaching since his early teens and became a fully qualified club coach in 1995 at age 17.

Sheila Syrett (Coach) holds the rank of 3rd Dan and is a BJA Level 3 coach. Sheila is also a qualified British Gymnastics coach and co-proprietor of Gymini Edinburgh.

Brian Loebell (Coach) holds the rank of 4th Dan and is a UKCC Level 2 coach.

Mark Brien (Coach) holds the rank of 4th Dan, is a JudoScotland Senior Examiner, JudoScotland Competition Controller and is a BJA Level 2 coach.

Tristan Williams (Coach) holds the rank of 1st Dan and is a UKCC Level 2 coach.

Club President

Jim Syrett holds the rank of 3rd Dan, is a BJA Level 3 coach and was formerly a referee officiating at National-level events throughout the UK.

Club Welfare Officer

Heather Peacock is our Club Welfare Officer.  She is independent from the day-to-day running of the club, in-so-far as she is not an active member, however, she does have a long association with the club via her children and as a volunteer Technical Official with JudoScotland.   She can be contacted via for any issues with regard to child welfare.

Alternatively, contact JudoScotland’s dedicated Safeguarding and Wellbeing Executive, Colin Aitken via