Head coach at CHECKMAT ESSEX
I’m now retired pro MMA fighter CFC Flyweight Champion, UCMMA Bantamweight Interim Champion and cage warriors and bellator and BAMMA fighter
My passion is now coaching and managing at checkmat Essex Academy developing new fighters new talent in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and MMA.
I am a second degree checkmat black belt
- Black belt under Ricardo vieira
- Competition at black belt Level – BJJ
- No GI Worlds Master 3 2019 – Bronze medalist
- No gi European championship – bronze medalist 2019
- Grapple Industries – gold medalist champion no gi advanced 2019
- UAEJJF world champinships 2019 – bronze medalist
- Amsterdam gi open championship 2018 – gold medalist and absolute bronze medalist
- British the National championship 2018 bronze medalist gi and no gi
I have medal in all these major tournaments from Blue belt to black
- ibjjf European championships 2006, 2007 2008, 2009
- ibjjf world’s 2007, world’s 2009, pan ams 2007
- London fall 2017 no gi and absolute British nationals 2018 GI and no Gi London fall 2018
Sub Only Pro Fight Appearances
- Polaris twice
Head Striking coach
Simon was first introduced to the art of Muay Thai in 1991, where he trained and fought regularly at one of the first ever Muay Thai Gyms in London known as the Mega Gym. Simon went on to teach and run his own Muay Thai Gyms in various locations in and around his home town of East London. In millennium 2000 he established East London Muay Thai Academy.
The East London Muay Thai striking system is a unique and successful system taught by Simon Batty. The system enables students to gain an invaluable skill set in all areas of stand-up striking including Muay Thai, Striking for MMA, K-1, Kickboxing and Self Defence. Simon explains that the system is a comprehensive fighting system designed specifically to allow participants to challenge opponents from all other stand-up striking arts and be confident, proficient and successful in doing so.
Simon continues to teach his Muay Thai striking system at the renowned and famous Origin MMA Academy forming part of its ever evolving team of Instructors, students and fighters. The East London Muay Thai striking system tends to be more influenced towards fast and accurate western boxing combinations mixed with an array of powerful kicks (low kicks being the speciality).
Added to this arsenal of striking weapons are cutting edge elbow techniques integrated with short range boxing combinations and crippling knee strikes and clinch work. Students will gain a strong foundation in all aspects of striking including defence, footwork, angles, set-ups, counter attacks, feints and biomechanics. Not only is The East London Muay Thai striking system’s emphasis on training, competition and self-defence, It is a life-long journey to learning, positive mental wellbeing, forging lifelong friendships and confidence building for people of all ages and walks of life. Simon has trained and cornered numerous fighter’s (World, European, British, English and Southern Area Champions) in various stand-up disciplines, including Muay Thai, K-1 and Full Contact Kickboxing.