Since childhood Darren has had a great interest in martial arts and health in general. At the age of 10 he started training judo and regularly competed. At 11 he competed in the IBF European Championship in Belgium, winning silver. He started boxing at 17 and fought for the final time in this discipline in 2014. Shortly after stopping boxing, fascination drove him to take his first Brazilian Jiu Jitsu class…He fell in love with it.
He’s now an NS Brotherhood brown belt and regularly competes at a high level, becoming English champion in 2016, again in November 2017, British Nogi Champion (‘Advanced’ division) in 2018 and NAGA UK Champion also in 2018.