Lead club instructor and South East Regional Coordinator, Simon Hewings Sensei.

Lead club instructor and South East Regional Coordinator, Simon Hewings Sensei.

Simon Hewings started jitsu in ’94 at university as a way to explore martial arts, try to get fit and also push his physical boundaries since he was recovering from a childhood arthritis. To start with he was….well fairly appalling was how his first instructor put it. Whilst this was a fair but brutal assessment at the time, Simon improved dramatically and now is senior to that instructor having achieved his 2nd Dan some time ago.

Simon started teaching at Uni of Brighton club in 2001 and still holds the club record for most screams from a single throw, most inappropriate comments, and mist beard. Simon handed over to James in 2009 and now runs the Brighton Town Club when not popping in to support the University club. Actually, the inappropriate comment mantle may have passed, may it also be passed on to Will.