Owner/Head Instructor at Plus One Defense Systems
"Darin has been recognized as a “Soke,” “Sensei,” “Sifu,” “Kru,” and “Professor” throughout his coaching years. In addition to publishing two books, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu: Surviving the Journey to Black Belt and Move-A-Day BJJ : A Daily Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Desktop Reference, Darin serves on the Advisory Counsel for the Style of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for the United Martial Arts Alliance. He was inducted into the Martial Arts Health & Fitness Association Hall of Fame as Soke of the Year in 2009. He was also inducted into Action Martial Arts Magazine’s Hall of Honors as a Master Instructor. In 2006, he received a US Martial Arts Hall of Fame Induction and was awarded the United Martial Arts Alliance's Instructor of the Year in 2005. " A consistent competitor, Professor Darin is a top ranked black belt in his division via the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (IBJJF) and runs the Plus One Defense Systems martial arts school in Connecticut as his full-time profession.