Barry has been part of Southend Combat Academy since day one.

Having come from a family of fighters, his dad was a kickboxing pioneer of the local area and produced many great fighters who went on to become instructors.

Barry started the original junior Mma class with Simon as a coach at the Academy, where both his son and daughter now train.

A black belt in Kickboxing and one of the junior MMA coaches, Barry is also an important part of the fight team, often giving up weekends to travel the country and world cornering fighters.