Raymond Stevens (judoka)

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Raymond Stevens
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Born26 July 1963

Raymond ("Ray") Stevens (born 26 July 1963 in Camberley, Surrey, England) is a judoka from the United Kingdom. He competed in two consecutive Summer Olympics, starting in 1992, when he won the silver medal in the men's half heavyweight division (– 95 kg). In the final he was defeated by Hungary's Antal Kovács.

He holds the rank of 7th Dan in Judo awarded to him on 10 September 2015[1] and is the Vice Chairman of the British Judo Association London Area.[2]

In 2008 he was the 1st person to receive a black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu from Roger Gracie, subsequently received his 2nd Dan in 2015.

Opened his own purpose built Dojo in Sept 2017 in S.London[3]

Early years[edit]

Stevens started learning Judo at the age of ten[4] and gained a black belt in Judo at the age of 16.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dan Grade register". British Judo Association. Retrieved 4 July 2017.
  2. ^ "BEGINNERS & INTERMEDIATE JUDO INSTRUCTORS: Ray Stevens". The Budokwai. Retrieved 19 January 2012.
  3. ^ https://www.raystevensacademy.co.uk/
  4. ^ Bryony Gordon (16 October 2002). "Tired of the gym? Belt up for judo". The telegraph. UK: Telegraph media Group Limited. Retrieved 22 January 2002.
  5. ^ "British Judo" (PDF). British Judo Association. Archived from the original (PDF) on 28 May 2012. Retrieved 22 January 2012.

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