David Starbrook

David Colin (Colon) Starbrook MBE (born 9 August 1945) is a retired British judoka. Between 1972 and 1976 he won two silver and five bronze medals at the Olympics, world and European championships. Starbrook has 4 children: Joanne, Sam, Leon, and Emily.[1][2]

David Starbrook
Shota Chochishvili vs David Starbrook 1972.jpg
Shota Chochishvili vs David Starbrook in 1972
Personal information
Born9 August 1945 (1945-08-09) (age 77)
Croydon, South London, UK
Height185 cm (6 ft 1 in)
ClubRenshuden Judo Club, London
Medal record
Representing  Great Britain
Silver medal – second place 1972 Munich -93 kg
Bronze medal – third place 1976 Montreal -93 kg
World Championships
Bronze medal – third place 1971 Ludwigshafen -80 kg
Bronze medal – third place 1973 Lausanne -93 kg
European Judo Championships
Silver medal – second place 1973 Madrid -93 kg
Bronze medal – third place 1974 London -93 kg
Bronze medal – third place 1975 Lyon -93 kg

Starbrook took up judo at the late age of 19. He is the author of the book Judo, Starbrook style.[1] He lives in France where he continues to practise and coach judo. His son, Leon, is also a judoka. In November 2007 at the Judo World Cup in Birmingham he was awarded his 9th Dan by Densign White, chairman of the British Judo Association.


  1. ^ a b David Starbrook. sports-reference.com
  2. ^ David Starbrook. judoinside.com