" EDUCATION IS THE MOST POWERFUL WEAPON
WHICH YOU CAN USE TO CHANGE THE WORLD"
- NELSON MANDELA
Darryl began his Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu journey in the 1990’s in the former Yugoslavia, training ‘garage style’ in the basement of the International Criminal Tribunal (ICTY) with a friend from Finland. When they weren’t training on the mats, they watched videos of the early UFC and MMA footage and became inspired by the effectiveness of BJJ as demonstrated by the Gracie family.
After returning to Durban, South Africa, Darryl began his formal BJJ training under the instruction of Micah Atkinson, of the Fernando Terere Association/Rickson Gracie lineage and later under Eddie Bravo’s 10th Planet franchise.
Following a variety of medal wins across South Africa, in 2014, after receiving his Brown Belt from Micah, Darryl was inspired to begin teaching and sharing his knowledge to students in Durban. He opened his own private space, Faughts Gym, offering Personal Training, Self Defence and Anti-bullying classes for kids, alongside leading as the Head Instructor and mentor for Four Elements Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
Darryl’s goal is to help bring quality training and mentorship to all. His evident self starter attitude, enthusiasm, personal wisdom and professionalism as highlighted on his own gym website www.faughtsgym.co.za/jiu_jitsu makes Darryl a fantastic addition to the NICKBJJ Affiliates and our shared philosophies.
" I was keen to become affiliated to an organisation which supports the smaller Jiu-Jitsu clubs, where money is not everything. Where you are recognized and not merely a number on a chalk board. This is when Nick and I linked up and began chatting, we connected instantly. I guess you can say the rest is history.
I am now an official NICKBJJ Affiliate, holding the brand in high esteem in South Africa.
My open invitation to any academy wanting to come and train in Durban South Africa still stands. "
- DARRYL FAUGHT
DARRYL'S BJJ ACHIEVEMENTS
2018 Ground Quest Gold Medal Nogi under 83kg
2014 Awarded Brown Belt under Micah Atkinson
2011 Ground Quest Gold Medal Nogi under 90kg
2010 MMA Gold Medal under 90kg
2009 MMA Gold Medal under 90kg
2008 Cape of Storms Silver Medal under 90kg
2008 Awarded Purple Belt via Eddie Bravo 10th Planet
2007 Cape of Storms Gold Medal Gi & Gold Medal Nogi, under 90kg
2006 All Africa Cup Gold Medal Gi & Silver Medal Nogi, under 90kg
2005 All Africa Cup Gold Medal Gi & Gold Medal Nogi, under 90kg
2004 All Africa Cup Silver Medal Gi & Gold Medal Nogi, under 90kg
2004 Awarded Blue Belt by Micah Atkinson under Fernando Terere
2003 All Africa Cup Bronze Medal Gi & Silver Medal Nogi, under 90kg
WHERE CAN YOU FIND DARRYL?
FAUGHTS GYM - Gate 4, 106 Avondale Road, DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA
Tel : +27 845 123 123