About Us

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The Instructor

Master Darno V. DeJohnette, Sr., owner and senior instructor at DeJohnette Martial Arts Academy, is a 4th Degree Black Belt and Certified Instructor in the U.S. Soo Bahk Do® Moo Duk Kwan® Federation.

He enjoys cinematography and occasionally produces martial arts videos under the name, Golden Dragon Productions ©.

Master DeJohnette began his training in Soo Bahk Do® in 1999 under the guidance of Thomas M. Thai, SBN. He earned the rank of Cho Dan (1st Degree Black Belt) in 2006, E Dan (2nd Degree Black Belt) in 2008, Sam Dan (3rd Degree Black Belt) in 2011 and Sa Dan (4th Degree Black Belt) in 2015..

Master DeJohnette received Jo Kyo Certification in 2009. In 2010 he opened DeJohnette Martial Arts Academy in Vista, CA. In 2013 he received Kyo Sa Certification. His Dan Bon is 44400.