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Darryl Johnson

Founder IYC Krav Maga

Coach Darryl Johnson has committed his life to coaching and training others. Earning his 1st Black Belt In 1991 in the art of Taekwondo, he embarked upon a path that has led him to lead thousands of others into the world of self-improvement, and being stronger and healthier versions of themselves.

Moving to California in 1993 to teach martial arts professionally, Coach Johnson has sought to satisfy his never-ending thirst for knowledge by studying many other martial arts including Judo, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Krav Maga and Muay Thai. He also turned his love of fitness into a professional passion by becoming a certified personal trainer and ensuring that fitness was a part of the self-protection training that he has passionately taught.

Coach Darryl Johnson met Mark Cox in a Krav Maga certification course in 2001 where they have been in contact with ever since through their shared love of Martial Arts

Black Belt Taekwondo – 1991
Began Professional instruction -1993
Opened own school- 1997
Certified Krav Maga instructor- 2001
Certified Muay Thai instructor- 2004
Hall of Fame Krav Maga instructor of the year- 2021