Born 1966, husband and father of three, my wife and I own/operate a fully equipped MMA gym, Fight Fortress Combat Academy in beautiful North Wales.
Having suffered from severe bullying as a child that escalated into violent assaults as a young man, I fell to agoraphobia and panic attacks. Terrified of leaving my house I summoned up my last dose of courage and entered the world of Martial Arts. Here I surprised myself and my loved ones by being totally at home in the fight world and went on to become a 6th Dan Black Belt, full Contact Fighter and three time Hall of Fame Winner.
I went from Fighter to Writer and authored six books (a seventh, ‘My Fear, Your Fear’ is currently underway). We are currently trying to bring our flagship book ‘From Bullied to Black Belt, a true story’ to the big screen by way of feature film and we are seeking a producer to do so.
You can view the trailer for From Bullied to Black Belt, filmed in Orlando, Florida sometime ago at www.simonmorrell.com
Many rounds of Martial Arts Fighting including Traditional Karate
Full Contact Kickboxing
Grappling and Olympic Wrestling. Accepted onto the BBC script writers course
TAPS. Featured in mainstream media throughout the world including The New York Post
BBC. Winner at British Book of the Year 2016. Winner of Warriors Assemble Award (overcoming adversity).
Basic High School (nothing to speak of) but learnt my trade in cold dojos and harsh boxing gyms.