Simon Morrell


Simon Morrell is one of the United Kingdom’s leading Martial Artists and Inspirational Speakers but it hasn’t always been this way and his success has been hard come by.

As a young child he was badly bullied which grew into violent assaults as he approached early adulthood. An attempted stabbing took place by a vicious youth during a particularly frightening period and further beatings followed. Simon became agoraphobic and suffered from life changing panic attacks before deciding he had endured enough.

He entered the world of Martial Arts to gain confidence and quickly surprised himself and his loved ones by excelling in it. Today he holds multiple Black Belts including 6th Dan Karate and Dan Grade Krav Maga as well as being a three time Hall of Fame winner. He has also twice been an award winner at the industry related Warriors Assemble including 2016 British Book of the Year.

He uses his adversity as fuel for his books in the hope they will inspire others. His battle against alcohol abuse bought on by conflicts with hardcore gangsters and members of the IRA who pursued him for his father's debts is the subject of the book An Everyday Warrior. Again despite grave danger and life changing choices, he emerged triumphant and he hopes this book will show there is a way forward for anyone, whatever their circumstances.

His childhood beatings and bullying inspired him the write 'Kia! The Karate Handbook for Kicking Kids!' the complete self defense book for children and his next book 'My Fear, Your Fear' is part self help and part discovery book for people struggling with their own fears.

Simon's wife Julie manages his business affairs so if you would like to book Simon for public speaking events of self defense training the contact her at

Where to find Simon Morrell online

Where to buy in print


A Dragon on the Door
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 27,480. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » General reference » Bibliographies & indices, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Reference
On The Door seen though the eyes of the guardians of such. Read on as I talk to World Champion Kickboxers, men bought up to fight, ordinary men just trying to make a living and uniquely, a husband and wife team. Their stories will make you laugh, cry and gasp as they tell it how it is.
An Everyday Warrior
Price: $6.35 USD. Words: 122,930. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Relationships & Family » Conflict resolution
In the stunning sequel to From Bullied to Black Belt Simon Morrell tells of even more adversity he has faced in his life, this time almost ending him. Achieving his lifetime ambition of becoming a Black Belt he thought he had faced all his demons and his life was on track.
From Bullied to Black Belt
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 49,450. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Personal Growth / Success
From Bullied to Black Belt is far from a Karate Kid story. It is a true and emotional story of one man’s harrowing journey. Author Simon Morrell started life as a victim of bullying and along the way fell to violent assaults and attempted stabbings. As his life shrank, he became agoraphobic and a sufferer of panic attacks but salvation arrived in the form of Julie, a constant strength at his side
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 5,250. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Martial arts, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Sports & Recreation / Martial Arts
‘Kia! The Karate Handbook for Kicking Kids!” is a must if your child is, or wants to become a Karate Warrior and you are serious abut their Self Defence skills.
Dipping Your Toes in the Water
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 18,610. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Other biographies
(5.00 from 1 review)
This book, whilst written by a Martial Artist, is not about Martial Arts. Sure, the chapter ‘Dipping My Toes In The Water’ tells of the very personal battles I encountered on my way to success in the Martial Arts, but I feel it best demonstrates how success can be achieved in various stages, until your ultimate goal is met.

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