Simon Dempsey. Owner, Coach Chaos MMA, Little Spartans and WAMMA.
Simon's interest in martial arts began at a very early age, like most; exposure to the Bruce Lee phenomenon was probably the cause.
After taking Judo classes to begin with and a brief stint in Shotakan and Wado-ryu karate he found his true passion in kickboxing and later Muay Thai.
Simon spent time training at the famous "Dragons" gym in Carlisle under the watchful eye of 'Mad' Mike Haslam, who in turn was a direct student of Grand Master Sken, the man responsible for introducing mainstream Muay Thai to the UK.
After moving back down to Essex he continued to train under George Nolan.
It was at this time he caught the very first UFC event, and so began his quest for mixed martial arts.
This led him to one of the UK's most respectable martial artists, Paul Cudmore who Simon has now trained under for over 10 years.
Having trained and competed in a variety of disciplines, Simon still sees himself as a student of the martial arts and is an active member of most classes at the academy.
His coaching skills have seen him take the Little Spartans kids MMA class from a group of kids with no experience to a fight team competing in a variety of disciplines and winning plenty of silver wear in both Thai boxing and Grappling events.
The Spartans class is probably the largest kids MMA club in Essex, such is its popularity.
Simon also helps coach the Chaos MMA fight team with training structures and fight preparation and the team boast an impressive 88% success rate for both new and experienced fighters, with some gaining several titles.
Not naïve enough to believe he knows it all, Simon has sourced the very best coaches around to ensure the level of instruction and professionalism available at the academy are of the very highest caliber and second to none.
So if you or your children want to learn the sport of mixed martial arts, then look no further than our MMA classes at Southend Combat Academy.
The number one place for mixed martial arts training in Southend and Essex.