GURO DALAWA DAN TERRELL - MARTIAL ARTS BIO

GURO DALAWA DAN TERRELL - MARTIAL ARTS BIO:

Coach Danny Terrell began his training at 11 in boxing at the Iberia Boxing Club and 2 years of wrestling with the University of Southwestern Louisiana Youth development program until the coach moved closing the program. Was introduced to Shotokan through a school friend and spent approx. 5 years earning his first black belt under Sensei Ernie Fournet who was a Louisiana State Police Defensive Tactics Instructor. When in the U.S. Military he received special hand to hand and close weapons tactics as part of his training. While in the military his training included Judo, Goju Ryu, Tae Kwon Do and was introduce to Wing Chun by a couple of service buddies. Having used some of this training while serving in Vietnam, Cambodia, and throughout South & Central America he came to realize there is a tremendous difference in training and having to actually use these techniques in life situations. Not only the physical but the psychological as well. While in the Philippines he witnessed several stick fighting matches from some of the locals thinking, “Whose guys are Crazy!” thereby creating an interest in the Filipino Martial Arts.

A few years after leaving the military Coach Danny renewed his training in Boxing and began traveling seeking training in Muay Thai, Kali, and Jun Fan. His training since has consisted of: (In no particular order)

Stephan Young: Wing Chun, Muay Thai, Pekiti-Tirsia

Omar Hakim: Pekiti-Tirsia

Sifu Francis Fong: Wing Chun, Muay Thai, Jun Fan

Tuhon Bill McGrath: Pekiti-Tirsia

Ajarn Chai Sirisute: Muay Thai, Krabi–krabong, Boxing

Larry Hartsell: Jun Fan Integrated Grappling Arts

Guro Dan Inosanto: Jun Fan, Silat, Kali

Grand Tuhon Leo Gaje’: Pekiti-Tirsia

Pa Herman Suwanda: Munda Muda Silat

Mike Norris: Hapkido

Rey Diogo: BJJ

Ricardo Murgel: BJJ

Pedro Sauer: BJJ

Erik Paulson: Submission Wrestling, STX, BJJ

(multiple instructors) Monadnock and Control Force Police Defensive Tactics

--as well as numerous other instructors for a short period of time or in seminars or workshops.

Today Coach Danny works to help each student develop to their fullest regardless of age, gender, or physical ability. He teaches traditional martial arts skills as well as practical self-defense including awareness, avoidance, and physical response.

 

Coach Danny provides Private, Semi-Private, & Seminar instruction in:

 

- Pekiti-Tirsia Kali

- Muay Thai

- Boxing

- Savate/Thai Cross Training

- Wing Chun

- Combat Submission Wrestling

- Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

- MMA

- Firearms

Coach Danny is the:

Pekiti-Tirsia International Council Advisor & Louisiana State Director

Francis Fong Instructor Affiliate Association Senior Instructor

Thai Boxing Association Louisiana State Representative and Special Advisor to the Thai Boxing Association

Erik Paulson’s Combat Submission Wrestling Pro Coach

Savate/Thai Cross Training Coach

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Purple Belt

Firearms Instructor

MMA Coach

Monadnock and Control Force Police Defensive Tactics Instructor

Instructor for the Louisiana National Guard Military Police and the Iberia Parish Sheriff Department.

Email: IMS@gmail.com