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High Specialization Center

Darcel Yandzi, Raffaele Lisi

Personal judo trainer 
Event, stage, competition

27-28-29 oct 2023: International Stage 

with Guy Delvingt, Hiroshi Katanishi, Jane Bridge Darcel Yandzi and Raffaele Lisi


Training camp 5-11 August

Register sheet (5).pdf
Booking Stage

Meet our Technical staff

The school project was born from the encounter between the experience acquired by Darcel Yandzi and Raffaele Lisi in the world of judo and high-level competitions and the vision of San Marino National School of Judo that through the teachers, instructors, affiliated technicians and together with the many years of experience of Federation of Judo Wrestling Aikido San Marino and Associated Disciplines they promote and work synergistically in the San Marino area.

Darcel Yandzi

Darcel Yandzi arrived in France in 1980 at the age of 7 and started practicing judo 2 years later. Very gifted, he joined the Châtenay-Malabry CREPS in 1990.

He became French Champion in 1992 and joined INSEP in 1993.

In the same year, he set an earliness record by winning the European Championship and also finished 3rd at the World Championships (-78 kg category).

He will be French Champion again in 1995. In 1996 he wins the Paris Tournament, and will take part in the Olympic Games (in -86 kg), unfortunately he will be eliminated in the quarter-finals. Several injuries will follow one another, preventing Darcel Yandzi from returning to the podium.

In 2001, however, he made a winning comeback by obtaining his third title of Champion of France. He also ranks 7th at the World Championships (-81 kg category).

Yandzi decides in 2003 to retire and move to Great Britain. There he became manager of the England and then Scotland teams, and remained there for ten years. He returned to France in 2013, mainly at the request of Ugo Legrand and Teddy Riner, and was one of Teddy's three coaches (eight-time world champion and two-time Olympic champion).

European champion and world medal 

He is widely regarded as one of the leading technical coaches in the world

After 4 years in the French team's staff as a coach / technical referent, Darcel Yandzi has just left the Federation to work with various athletes and national federations. In 2021 Yandzi became Ramadan Darwish's personal coach.

What makes Yandzi so special and unique is her amazing rhythm and movement, combined with a relaxed, yet explosive nature.

Raffaele Lisi

Born in Martina Franca (Ta) on 15.01.1972

Profession: State Police officer, physical education instructor for police officers and judo teacher. Competitive career results: 

  • Champion of Italy U14 (1986) / U18 (1988) / U21 (1992) 

  • Winner of the Juniores / Seniores Italian Cup (1992)

  • Absolute vice-champion of Italy (1992)

  • Athlete of the Sports Group of the State Police and of the Italian national team from 1991 to 1995 and holder of the U21 national team for the weight category up to 60 kg

  • Winner of the "Madrid International Tournament" (1992)

  • Silver medal at the "CEE Cup" (1992) - Valladolid (Spain)

  • 16th place in the U21 European Championship (1992) - Jerusalem

  • Master of the San Marino National School of Judo, he has been collaborating with the FJLAS for some time

Mission and Goals

Create in San Marino a judo school of international excellence aimed at:

  • The preparation of athletes at national level , international and Olympic

  • To the organization of training courses for technicians and coaches prepared at international level

  • To the creation of a model aggregative sports center for young people

To enroll in the courses of the High Specialization Center, download, 

fill in and send by e-mail all the attachments shown below.

Bonifico bancario // Bank transfer to  - FJLAS-Settore scuola Judo



CONTACT : Darcel Yanzdi +3903761171176 - Raffaele Lisi +393667249009 - –


Palestra Ex-Mesa - Serravalle 

strada la ciarulla 47899 - Sereravalle - Repubblica San Marino - GPS: 43.968718,12.472543


You reach the Rimini railway station, from here you continue by bus


A14 Bologna – Ancona motorway, Rimini Sud exit – Rimini – San Marino SS72 expressway (for about 22 km from the motorway exit). A14 Bologna

 – Ancona motorway, Rimini Nord exit

 – SP “Marecchiese” n° 258.


By plane you can get there from the international airport of Rimini (27 km). – “Federico Fellini” international airport, Via Flaminia, 409 – Miramare di RiminiTel. 0541-715711 


By plane you can get there via the international airport of Bologna (135 km).– “Guglielmo Marconi” international airport

​By plane you can get there via the international airport of Ancona (130 km). – “Raffaello Sanzio” international airport
RSM – Rimini: 24 Km
RSM – Bologna: 135 Km
RSM – Ancona: 130 Km
RSM – Roma: 350 Km
RSM – Milano: 330 Km


Collegamenti tramite autolinee e diverse linee di autobus dalla Stazione ferroviaria di Rimini e dall’Arco d’Augusto (tutto l’anno), da Piazza Tripoli (in estate).

Stazione ferroviaria di Rimini
Piazzale Battisti Cesare, 1 – Rimini
Assistenza alla clientela – Tel. 0541-703331
Call Center Trenitalia – Tel. 89-20-21

Bonelli Bus  Via Murano, 54 – Riccione Tel. 0541-662069 (

​Fratelli Benedettini Autocorriere  Via Ovella, 13 – Valdragone (RSM) Tel. 0549-903854


TAXI NCC Novella +39 331 628 2025

NEW CAB 24 Via Carlo Botta, 60, 47891 Dogana Aree coperte dal servizio: San Marino  +39 392 863 1184

NCC TAXI  Str. Quinta Gualdaria, 96, 47892 +39 334 363 3664


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Darcel Yandzi, former European Champion and World medallist, is widely regarded as one of the world's leading technical coaches.

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