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Richie Barba
Richie Barba

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Last Name: McDaniel
City: Jacksonville
State: Florida
Country: USA
School: Soul Jiu Jitsu

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1. Submitted by brad coursey on Wednesday June 29, 2011 10:15 AM
I have enjoyed the instruction and time darec has givin me since i have been training with him.I cant say i have gotten the same quality instruction from another bjj school.Cant wait to see whtats next from his instuction.

2. Submitted by Maiko on Monday July 4, 2011 12:54 PM
Darec is very patient and will explain something as many times as needed. He will do everything possible to help you out. He is also a very humble and down to earth person. He treats his students equally with respect. His level of knowledge and training methods are far beyond my previous experience.

3. Submitted by Dimitris on Thursday December 8, 2011 1:56 PM
Darec has a talent on passing his knowledge to people.He has excellent teaching skills. He has a way to open your mind and the perspective of your game. Simply gifted.It is always a pleasure rolling with him. His charisma is to take you to the next level and give you a pleasant feeling of accomplishment.

4. Submitted by Jason on Sunday December 11, 2011 12:18 AM
Darec is an amazing instructor he teaches the small details that could change anyone's jujitsu game. He is a very likeable person who is open to questions and seems to always remember to make sure to encourage and give all the students the one-on-one teaching that they may not get else where. He loves Brazilian jiujitsu and provides great training for those who are just starting or students that have been at it for years. He is a very good instructor, and friend.

5. Submitted by Luciana on Tuesday June 26, 2012 6:54 AM
Mr Darec is a great instructor, takes the time to teach and explain techniques to students always with smile, he makes my children feel that they are doing a great job , and as a mom i cant ask for more . He is always encouranging all the students in the class. He is very kind and when you are taking his classes you feel like you are learning so much that creates a feeling that you need to go back for more, and at the same time you will want to show how much you learn with him. The school is amazing, all the students love when they play tag at the end of the class.

6. Submitted by Fred Fisher on Saturday February 2, 2013 7:25 PM
Darec has a gift to pass on instruction and knowledge to his students, that is by far his best attribute! He is very motivating and an exceptional person! He treats everyone the same - Exceptional. I have come to love BJJ because of Darec...he teaches the concept plus the intricate details. Thank you Darec for what has been taught so far and I am looking forward to my future in BJJ. Thank you sincerely...

7. Submitted by Frank King on Tuesday June 30, 2015 4:15 PM
This is my second time around taking Jiu Jitsu. and I give credit to my old coach, but Darec has that special knack for teaching. As a coach (for other sports) myself I know what an effective coach consists of! He is patient and even notices that we are all different in size, shape and strength. He makes sure I am learning all my fundamentals, but with slight changes to make it easier for me to adjust and still manage to learn each technique. I feel I have learned so much more in a short amount of time than when I took Jiu Jitsu before. I can not say enough about his style of teaching and his love for Jiu Jitsu, I can not wait to learn each day, Darec makes class enjoyable and insightful!! He is truly a great coach!

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