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Universal Shorei-Goju Karate System

Simms Martial Arts Academy

2600 171th Street
Hazel Crest, Illinois 60429

Karate History of Shihan Master Darrell Simms

Master Darrell C. Simms was introduced to the Goju (Japanese) style of Karate in 1968 by first Degree Black Belt Roderick Hawkins. It was this initial training that developed his desire to increase his knowledge and understanding of the martial arts After searching for a Dojo where he could receive comprehensive training in martial arts, he discovered JJ school of Karate LTD. He trained there under Master James A. Jones and Sensei Ben Peacock who was the Chief Instructor at the school. During this period Sensei Simms experienced the most dramatic development as a karateka (Karate Student). Under the oversight and intense training of Master Jones and Sensei Peacock he developed his knowledge and skill of theory, technique and martial arts weaponry. While attending JJ School of Karate LTD., Sensei Simms won several awards and championships, including:

Special Award for Outstanding Demonstration at the National Karate League Martial Arts Expo in 1975 and First Place Sparring at the National Karate League Championships in 1976

After returning to school to complete his college education, Sensei Simms joined Shujin Ben Peacock at 3 Circles School of Karate and Physical Fitness. He experienced the most extensive Black Belt training under Shujin Peacock, became Head Instructor and received the "Instructor of the Year Award" in 1992. In addition to winning several Black Belt competitions, Master Simms taught Karate and self defense at: The City Colleges of Chicago; The Chicago Housing Authority; The South Suburban YMCA and Governors State University. He is currently a Regional Director for the Universal Shorei-Goju karate System and is the Karate Instructor for Hazel Crest Park District Athletic Program Master Simms holds key positions in the K.A.R.A.T.E Administration

Representative of the K.A.R.A.T.E Administration
District Representative
Regional Representative

Universal Shorei- Goju Karate System

Assistant Instructor under Shujin Peacock
Shodan - 1st Degree Black Belt (04/30/1990)
Nidan - 2nd Degree Black Belt (10/24/1992)
Sandan - 3rd Degree Black Belt (10/10/1998)
Yodan - 4th Degree Black Belt (05/06/2000)
Godan - 5th Degree Black Belt (09/06/2003)
Rokyudan - 6th Degree Black Belt (02/10/2008)
Shichidan - 7th Degree Black Belt (06/25/2017)
Board member of the Black Belt Promotion Board
Currently South East Regional Director of the State of Illinois; Universal Shorei Goju Karate System
Assistant Instructor Team KA-1
Owner and Operator of Simms Martial Arts Academy - Hazel Crest, Illinois





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