Solid Rock Martial Arts Academy
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About the Instructor

Mr. Darrell Edwards

Chief Instructor/Sensei

Mr. Darrell Edwards is a 4th Degree Black Belt in Goju-Ru Karate, earned from Grandmaster Troy N. Ashford in 2012, a 4th Degree Black Belt in Taekwondo earned from Master Kim 2012, 3rd Degree Black Belt with the American Taekwondo Association earned in 2010, and his 1st & 2nd Degree Black Belt were earned with Martial Arts World, under the instruction of Master Keith Winkle and Grandmaster Y.K. Kim. Throughout his years, Mr. Darrell Edwards has studied several styles of martial arts and striking arts such as Boxing, Kickboxing and Krav Maga.


2003 Black Belt Kumite State Champion                                      

2 X Time Forms State Champion                        

Weapons State Champion                  

Sparring State Champion

2013 Instructor of the Year

2013 USA Hall of Fame Inductee

2012 Triple Crown State Champion


Film Resume:

1994 - Christmas That Almost Wasn't (Church

Play/Main Character/Boy in the hood)

1995- Haunted Crack House Play (Thomas Jefferson

High School Play - Richmond Va./One of the

Main Characters/Street Trouble Kid)

1995 - Christmas That Almost Wasn't 2 (Church

Play/Main Character/Boy in the hood)

2007 - The Seekers - Independent Film

(Starring Troy N. Ashford also from Razor

Sharpe) one of the bad guys man/Stuntman/Extra

2008 - City Side Loft - Independent Film (Director-Unknown/ Stuntman/Extra)

2015 - The Accountant - Featured Film (Starring Ben Affleck) Extra (DC Type)

2015 - Candy Strippers - Independent Film

Lead Role - Owner of a Burlesque Dance Group

2015 - I'm not Giving my Black Back - Independent Stage Play

Theater - Leading Roles - (Dr. Martin L. King)