Holds the rank of 9th Degree Black Belt in Ninjutsu. Holds the Rank of Tuhon (Master Instructor) in Pekiti Tirsia Kali, and the Director of Blue Life Karate.
Precise in his teaching yet warm in his delivery, Durand has the ability to teach the core principles with an element of fun that keeps kids and families coming back. His personal achievements include:
He is the Master Instructor of Blue Life Karate & Xtreme Kickboxing.
“When I was a child, I began my martial arts journey and the positive impact it had on my life was remarkable. It was always my dream to someday open my own school and pass on the skills, knowledge, and inspiration the martial arts has given to me in my own life”.
Now, I proudly serve the Maplewood community and feel an overwhelming sense of pride and humility when I see our students grow into happier, healthier, more confident children, teens, and adults!
People believe that martial arts training is just another extra curricular activity, that is a misconception. There is not any program that is going to give you the benefits that you receive from martial arts training. Many people think the martial arts are just about fighting, the truth is that the physical “kicking and punching” are really just the tools that I use to teach the more important, and MUCH more valuable lessons about yourself.