This is where it all began. Simon teaching his two daughters in a homemade gym.
That progressed to teaching the kids of his old training partners.
This grew into one of the country's first junior Mixed Martial Arts clubs and we are recognised as pioneering the sport for younger athletes.
The academy has now trained literally hundreds of juniors, helping many to National, International and World titles in a variety of disciplines.
Not everyone wants to be a fighter, but we all have the potential to be the champion of our own story.
Whether helping kids combat bullying, get fit and active, live healthier lifestyles, lose weight, tackle anti Social Behaviour or just encouraging friendship, teamwork, respect and hard work (as well as the many other benefits martial arts bring) Southend Combat Academy have one of the largest and most respected junior academies in the country.
Our experience and track record with our community work, helping children at risk, young offenders, inactive/ overweight groups, have lead to us becoming the number one partner and course provider to various government organisations, going into schools and colleges across Essex and providing courses at the Academy.