Simon talks to the B.B.C.’s Jason Mohammod about his trouble times with bullies and his remarkable comeback.
DESPITE THE FEAR
In this short exclusive film, Simon talks candidly about his problems and how he overcame a terrifying episode of adversity, keeping his young family safe from a vicious gang of drug dealers.
Despite the Fear, a short video talking about the fears that drove me on, from physical violence that made me shrink to agoraphobia and panic attacks, plus the people who gave me the strength to keep going in the worst of times, to achieve what have today. I am forever grateful to those people.
Geplaatst door Simon Morrell op dinsdag 2 mei 2017
What they say about Simon.
Sensei Alfie Lewis, 5 times World Kickboxing Champion; “Simon is a true Martial Artist, he is Samurai.”
Geoff Thompson, author (Watch My Back) BAFTA winner and film maker; “Simon is a class fighter. His books are honest, inspirational and could prove life saving for anyone wise enough to read them.”
Jonathan E. Kiser, Director of Integrated Combat Concepts (USA); “Simon is a class above the rest. Learn from him.”
Thanks for visiting www.simonmorrell.com for all that is Simon. Here you will find information on Simon’s books, films and T.V projects as well as details of all our Fight Fortress’ classes and seminars. We have Adult Krav Maga classes for ultimate self-defence, Adult Kickboxing for fitness and that competitive edge and a range of children’s Martial Arts all of which can be found through this website. Simon is considered an authority on Fear Control so you can now speak one to one with him about any fears you may have through our unique Skype consultations. If you wish to read Simon’s award winning articles please click on his blog section. One of Simon’s main goals through his books and Martial Arts is to put a stop to bullying.
Watch Simon training and talk about his experiences in the video From Bullied to Black Belt here
Those who first meet Simon are usually very surprised at his history and background. You see today Simon, as one of Wales’ singularly most qualified Martial Artists and Fight Coaches with a library of books to his name, comes across as a confident person, but his childhood and early adult years were an experience far from anything that may have provided this confidence.
Simon was badly bullied, violently assaulted (at one time an attempt on his life was made by a knife wielding thug) and eventually succumbed to terrifying panic attacks that threatened to ruin his life. He fell to agoraphobia and for a long period of time was unable to leave his house.
However he was, quite remarkably able to turn his life around when he found his path in Martial Arts. Today his lists of qualifications are very impressive and include 6th Dan Black Belt, Mushin Kai (Alfie Lewis) 6th Dan Black Belt (Karate) & Senior Instructor with The British Combat Association, Black Belt Krav Maga, Certified Wrestling Coach (B.A.W.A.) and 5TH Dan Black Belt Kick-Boxing (W.U.M.A.). He also holds NVQ’s in Conflict Management, Door Supervision and Security.
He has been featured many times in the International Press and has talked about his experiences on National Radio. He is currently working on getting his story made into a feature film ‘From Bullied To Black Belt’. In November 2012 he was inducted into the Martial Arts Hall of Fame, again in 2014, this time as Top Fighter and for a third time in 2016 at an award ceremony in the Doncaster Dome. Simon is available for Seminars on both Martial Arts and Inspirational Fear Control Talks. He has helped many people overcome adversity and reach their goals.
Simon says “It breaks my heart when somebody walks into my Academy as a victim of bullies. It isn’t just children either. I have had grown men and ladies who are being victimised and it is something we can help with. We don’t promise to turn anyone into a Super Hero, man, woman or child but we do our very best to treat them with respect and compassion and know that if we do our job properly, we can help that person grow into a confident, well adjusted individual living a life they want to live. We want people to leave a Fight Fortress training session or read one of my books and come away in the belief there is hope, hope to achieve what we want to achieve, hope to live the life we want to live’.
6th Dan Black Belt Karate (Alfie Lewis, Mushin Kai).
Kizuna Brotherhood (Brother).
6th Dan Black Belt Karate (The British Combat Association), Practical Karate, Kickboxing & Concepts of Krav Maga.
5th Dan Black Belt Kickboxing (W.U.M.A.).
Warriors Assemble award winner (overcoming adversity) 2015.
Warriors Assemble Book of the Year award 2016
Martial Arts Hall of Fame 2016
Martial Arts Hall of Fame 2014, Top Fighter.
Martial Arts Hall of Fame 2012.
Senior Instructor, The British Combat Association.
Black Belt Krav Maga Unarmed Combat (I.K.I., awarded in Israel).
U.K. Director of Integrated Combative Concepts (U.S.A.)
Certified Olympic Freestyle Wrestling Coach (B.A.W.A.).
N.V.Q. Level 2 Conflict Management.
Registered Self-Protection Instructor.
Trained in Close Protection and Surveillance.
Responsible for delivering Self-Protection Training to The Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme & Kickboxing to the 5 x 60 Program throughout North Wales.