In 2004, Daren received a Japanese Jiu-Jitsu black belt from Sekai martial arts of Belair, Maryland. Currently a brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under "Jacare" he is an active competitor and loves training. Winning many local events he also won third place as a brown belt in the prestigious 2009 Pan American Jiu-Jitsu Championship. Daren is a full time student at Georgia Perimeter College working on a degree in engineering and looking forward to transferring to Georgia Tech. Recently awarded Dean’s List at Georgia Perimeter College, he is truly enjoying his academic experience and attributes a lot of his success in college due to the analytical skills he acquired in learning Jiu-Jitsu developed over his years of training and his great coaches Jacare, Cobrinha, and Chris Moriarty.