Gary Hewstone

Gary is the owner of Chelmsford City Martial Arts with his wife Julie, setting up the centre in May 2012. Gary's passion for martial arts started and an early age when he trained in Shotokan Karate then moved on to Kickboxing as a junior. Gary's love of sport activities branched out in his early twenties with Snowboarding and Scuba diving, and then in his Thirties he was heavily involved in Skydiving, which left little time for his Martial Arts.

Gary decided to return to Martial Arts in his mid-Thirties after his children were born and Studied Muay Thai, Judo, Sambo then combining these into MMA. (Mixed Martial Arts - Takedowns and Submissions.

Gary then progressed his strength and conditioning of the body for fitness. Gary is trained at Level 4 SAQ (Speed, Agility, Quickness) and holds Classes at Chelmsford City Martial Arts for Women Specific and Men Specific, where he has seen some amazing results in his clients in as little as 8 weeks.

Gary now focuses his attention to his love of Muay Thai, where he teaches in all the classes at Chelmsford City Muay Thai; Junior Classes, Muay Thai Beginners and Muay Thai Advanced.

Martial Arts Qualifications:
Muay Thai 2nd Dan Instructor at CCMT - Red/Yellow Prajead (Kru)
Instructor Member of UKMT (UK Muay Thai Federation)
Kick Boxing - Brown Belt (junior)
Shotokan Karate - Purple Belt
Judo - Orange Belt
MMA - Takedowns and Submissions (Gi and No-Gi)
CRB Advanced Checked
First Aid Certified.

Gary can be contacted on :- 07793 661601

Jodie Coleman

Jodie has been involved in Martial arts for over 20 years and has studied different disciplines along the way including Muaythai, Kickboxing, Taekwondo and BJJ, including taking Gold at the 2010 Taekwondo World Champions.

Jodie also has 3 daughters which makes her a perfect fit to the team to connect with the students for Mini and Junior Muaythai classes.

Combined with Jodie's exceptional in-depth knowledge as a Sports Lecturer, a Level 3 PT and her extensive Martial Arts knowledge, she can be found challenging some of the adults teaching the Padwork and Conditioning classes.
  • Muaythai & Kickboxing - 17 years. Red/White Prajead (Instructor Level CCMT)
  • Taekwondo - 1st Dan competitive level
  • BJJ/MMA - Gi (Blue belt) and NoGi competition level
  • Level 3 Personal Trainer
  • Level 3 Sports Massage (currently taking Level 4 qualification)
  • College lecturer teaching Sport/Sciences & CYQ Gym Instructor Qualification
  • BSc Fitness & Health, including:
    • Nutrition, Personal training
    • Sports Periodisation
    • PGCE Academic Teaching
    • YMCA Ante/Post-natal

Jodie's quote about herself... "I am raising 3 children, whilst working and balancing my own fitness and openly admit it is not an easy feat, but with hard work and dedication I feel that I can be seen as the epitome of fitness, work and life balance".

Jodie can be booked for PT's and Sports Massage at Chelmsford City Martial Arts.

Jodie can be contacted on :- 07495 919718

Simon Mennell

Simon Mennell - LSSM(dip) MSMA, ISRM and SAQ(dip).

Simon qualified with Honours at the London School of Sports Massage Sept 2001 and obtained the Remedial qualification May 2002. Simon is a member of the Sports Massage Association and the Institute of Sports and Remedial Massage. To retain his annual membership Simon continually enhances his skills with continued professional development (CPD).

Simon manages a busy practise treating a diverse clientele from the general public to elite sports people. During his career he has been fortunate to work with the following:
  • The Womens European football Championship on behalf of UEFA
  • West Ham Footballer / First Team Player
  • Ipswich Town Ladies First Team
  • Essex County Cricket Club First Team
  • Plus many other athletes from sports such as swimming, running, Polo to Martial Artists

As Sports Massage is not just for the athlete Simon also treats clients who suffer from general day to day stresses and strains which help's with preventative injury management and rehabilitation.


LSSM(dip) MSMA, ISRM and SAQ(dip).
England Athletics Tutor (for Leadership in Running & Fitness and Coach in Running & Fitness)
England Athletics Coach Assessor
England Athletics Regional Trainer
Passed 23 Endurance Modules and Integration Day
Level 3 British Athletics Coach
Coach in Running & Fitness
UEFA Football Coach Level B
Level 2 fitness instructor
Level 3 Personal Trainer

Simon can be contacted on :- 07905 178159