Darrell LaFrance, the founder of Kumo Jiu Jitsu and ranked as one of the highest grappling instructors in his country, has been a martial artist for over 35 years and holds his 9th degree black belt.
Recognized internationally as a leading authority on grappling, he travels the globe teaching. He was voted as Instructor of the Year by the Canadian Jiu Jitsu Association for 1995, and in 2000, was appointed Vice-president of the Canadian Jiu Jitsu Association.
In addition to his outstanding awards, he was head coach of the three-time World Champion Canadian grappling team.
His Kumo Jiu Jitsu program teaches self-defense, kicking, punching, pressure points, throwing, ground defense, off-balancing techniques, and controlling your opponent with little energy or force.
This wrestling style of combat is for awareness of an attack, accepting and yielding to the attack, controlling the attack, redirecting the attack, and finally increasing the attack.