Today we're joined by my good friend Jim Transue, his son Jimmie, and personal trainer Darryl Johnson. Darryl tells his story of getting into shape and finding his passion in health. He shares practical advice and motivation for all of us who may have found a few pounds, especially during the pandemic. Great fun getting to know Darryl!
Coach Johnson has been involved in martial arts training for over 30 years. His journey began with the art of Taekwondo, eventually earning a 4th Degree Black Belt. Shortly after beginning his training, he desired a more realistic avenue of training and began competing in full contact Kickboxing. His fascination of realistic training continued after seeing Mixed Martial Arts competitions and hungered to further his education.
He began Judo and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in 1995 and began to share them with his students. Still committed to learning even more forms of realistic training, he was certified to teach Krav Maga in 2001 and has been a huge proponent of the Israeli System ever since.
He earned his first certification as a personal trainer in 1995 and began creating fitness programs using Kickboxing in 1997.
In 2004, he went on to be a certified instructor in Muay Thai style Kickboxing under Kru Mark in San Diego. He began coaching MMA competitors in 2007 and relishes his role as a coach and instructor even more than as a participant.