My name is Darren Owens,
I started Martial Arts when I was 14 years old, at Stockton N.S.W with Rhee Taekwondo. I obtained my 1st Dan black belt when I was 16 and 9 months. Later I obtained my 2nd Dan black belt , with Rhee.
I opened up my first training centre with Rhee Taekwondo at Stockton when I was 17 years old, then ran Shortland, Wallsend South and a centre at Warners Bay.
I left Rhee and joined Shi-Gan Taekwondo.
I had a training centre at Warners Bay, Beresfield, East Maitland , Rutherford and Tenambit.
I obtained my 3rd Dan black belt with Shi-Gan under the eyes of Grand Master Joe Onopa 10th Dan, (Kwon Bop Do), Master Earlywine 6th Dan (Kwon Bop Do) and Master James Keller 6th Dan (Kwon Bop Do).
I obtained my 4th Dan with Shi-Gan under the eyes of Kyoshi Scott Brown 6th Dan Shorinjiryu, Shihan Nigel McCreadie 6th Dan School of the Dragon Taekwondo, Shihan Howard Sanders 5th Dan Kenkokan Karate
I graded for my 5th Dan with Hanshi Bill Young 8th Dan and Shihan Kip Stavrou th Dan, this was acheived in Dec 2014
I have trained in the Yang Mian System with Master Zhen Hua Yang, base in Sydney, for six years.
Training in Base Power (power you can hear, see and feel) Steel Body, Steel Hand, Steel Forehand, Calligraphy Grappling, Calligraphy Dragon Elbow and Calligraphy Yoga.
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