1205 N. Melrose Dr
Vista, CA 93083


Phone: (760) 453-9819


Established in 2010 by Master Darno DeJohnette, DeJohnette Martial Arts Academy provides an excellent multicultural learning experience for students through professional instruction of the unique Soo Bahk Do © martial art system.

As an Internationally Certified Instructor, Master DeJohnette emphasizes strong core values, character development, self-esteem enhancement, personal safety awareness and the development of effective self-defense skills in youth and adult students.

DeJohnette Martial Arts Academy is Moo Duk Kwan certified and is backed by the nonprofit United States Soo Bahk Do © Moo Duk Kwan © Federation.


Master Darno DeJohnette, owner and chief instructor at DeJohnette Martial Arts Academy, is a 4th Degree Black Belt and Internationally Certified Instructor in the U.S. Soo Bahk Do © Moo Duk Kwan © Federation.

Master DeJohnette began training in Soo Bahk Do© in 1999. He erned the rank of Cho Dan (1st Degree Black Belt) in 2006, and E Dan (2nd Degree Black Belt) in 2008. He received Jo Kyo certification in 2009, and in 2010 he opened DeJohnette Martial Arts Academy in Vista, CA. Master DeJohnette earned his Sam Dan (3rd Degree Black Belt) in 2011, and received Kyo Sa certification in 2013.

In 2014 he earned the rank of Sa Dan (4th Degree Black Belt) by completing the week-long training and testing at Ko Dan Ja. On May 30, 2015, he was presented the Ko Dan Ja Di (Master.s Belt) by his instructor, Thomas Thai SBN.