Sensei Darrell Power is a 3rd degree (Sandan) black belt. He received his Shodan (1st degree) ranking from Nishiyama, Sensei in 1992. He received his Nidan (2nd degree) ranking in 2009 from Avi Rokah Sensei. He received his Sandan (3rd degree) ranking in 2016 from Shimoji Sensei.
Darrell has over 30 years experience in Shotokan Karate, training, Instructing and competing both in Canada and the United States. Darrell has won Provincial gold medals in Kumite, and has been a member of the Newfoundland Provincial team.
In the US, he is 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012 USA National Kogo Goal medalist; 2015, 2014, 2013, 2011, 2010, 2006, and 2005 USA National Team Kumite Gold medalist; 2011 USA National Team Kata Gold medalist; 2012 USA National Team Kumite Silver medalist; 2015, 2013, 2012 USA National Individual Kumite Silver medalist; 2011 USA National Enbu Gold medalist. In 2010 he was an international finalist in team kumite. He is currently the international Bronze medalist in Kogo.
"Karate has played a vital role in my life. I’m a confident person and that is all due to Karate. The competitions, gradings, and demonstrations that I have taken part in have eliminated any fear of public speaking, or dealing with any situation where I have to perform in front of an audience."
"Balance, flexibility, and reflexes are all things that I use in everyday life and because of Karate these are at a very high level. This reduces any risk of injury in daily life and increases my effectiveness in other sports and activities. Karate is my secret weapon in life. Karate helps develop and refine factors that let you walk around in your personal every day life feeling comfortable and confident. It gives you the edge - having faith in yourself with reduced inhibitions."