Darrell’s passion in martial arts and self-improvement was set aflame when he became a father in 2005. It was no longer acceptable to train as a hobby, it became a pressing need to learn how to protect his family.
His search for the pressure and skills eventually led him to a 7-year long journey training with Paul Vunak, founder of Progressive Fighting Systems™? and long-time student of Dan Inosanto (Bruce Lee’s best friend and training partner). Paul is famous for his unique (and intense) curriculum and training style that embodied the spirit of Bruce Lee’s ever-progressive Jeet Kune Do.
In the beginning of this pivotal time Darrell also learned from Vunak’s business partner and top student at the time, Harinder Singh Sabharwal, from whom he learned Action Strength™?, the strength and attribute training systems Singh had created specifically for martial artists. This strength and attribute development system utilizes kettlebells, Gada (Indian Mace), Tai Chi and Mala Vidyea (yogic principled bodyweight exercises) and was a deep dive into a higher level of self-improvement.
Darrell has also trained Brazilian Jiu Jitsu since 2009 (currently a BJJ Brown Belt) and Judo since 2018. He has experience in regional and private BJJ and Judo competitions as well.
Always seeking inspiration and new ladders to climb, Darrell regularly attends events and seminars to expand on his coaching, martial arts skills and mindset.