Martin Clarke Bio
Father: John Martin Clarke 6th Dan 1927 - 1990 English
Mother: Margret Gertrude Clarke 4th Dan - German.
Wife: Valerie Susan 2nd Dan.
Children: Donna Louise 19/5/70, John Martin William 5th Dan
Judo 2nd Dan Jiu Jitsu, 4th Degree Sambo Wrestling 16/10/73,
Susan Joanne 1st Dan 30/8/74.
PRESENT GRADES: 8th Dan Judo, 6th Dan Jiu Jitsu, Grand Master
CombatSombo and Sambo Wrestling. Black Standard Strength Sets.
COACHING QUALIFICATIONS: Teachers Certificate in Handball &
Weightlifting. Coaching Supervisor for the International Budo
Federation, CombatSombo International, British Sambo Federation and
Academy of Sport and Movement. Founder Member Academy of Coaching and
Guild of Sports Internationalists.
POSITIONS HELD: Former Borough Councillor, President International Budo
Federation GB, President British Sambo Federation and English Sambo
Federation, Chairman Pankration, President Grappling UK, UK Former Chairman Sittingbourne Sports Advisory Council, Former
Treasurer Southern Region British English Olympic Wrestling Association,
Former Council Member International Amateur Sambo Federation. International
Budo Federation International Council Member. FIAS Gold Medal for Service to
International Sambo 2008. FIAS Academy of International Sambo Masters 2008
COMPETITION RECORD: won in excess of 300 medals in Judo, Sambo Wrestling,
Weightlifting (Olympic and Power), Jiu Jitsu and Amateur Wrestling.
Represented Great Britain at Judo, Jiu Jitsu and Sambo Wrestling.
Member Olympic Judo Squad 78/79/80.
World Games Silver 1985, World Silver 1986 Sambo Wrestling.
World Silver 1984 Jiu Jitsu.
European Bronze in 1991 at 41 years, first international at 16 years.
World Sambo Silver Veterans 1998
Master's Judo Champion 2001
ORGANISATIONAL RECORD: Since 1980 Martin has organised the IBF National Judo
and karate Championships on an annual basis, before that he organised Area
and County events for The British Judo Council and British Schools Judo
Association, He has organised the British Amateur Wrestling Junior
Championships, 8 Multi-Nation Judo Tournaments, 2 International Karate
Meets, 1989 European Sambo Wrestling Championships, 1992 World Sambo
Wrestling Championships. He has coached/managed Jiu Jitsu, Sombo Wrestlers
and judo Players at International and World Events. Since 1989 he organised
the International Summer School at St. Mary’s
Bay and Dibgate Folkestone
Gold Medal for services to International Sambo by FIAS (World Governing Body
for Sambo) only person in GB to receive this award. Member of the Academy of
International Sambo Masters (only 8 people were invited to this Academy)
GB's only FIAS Grandmaster
WORK EXPERIENCE: Left School 1965. Agricultural apprenticeship, Agricultural
College 1968 - 1969. Various city & Guilds, County Exams and National
Certificate in Agriculture.
Coached Professionally since 1971. KEC Coach 1971 - 1980.
Since 1980 Managed the Swale Martial Arts Club. Owns a small boarding
house, in 1990 opened Clarkes Sports Studio, 1997 opened Clarkees Bar.
Continues Coach professionally.