Guru Darren is an amazing teacher, and a great man. He has already taught me so much in only a few months, if you want to just practice a martial art this isn’t for you, but if you want to learn to defend yourself in the most deadly way, become knowledgeable in a rich culture, and gain spiritual enlightenment this is perfect for you. This is his passion and he makes it one of yours. He is extremely flexible with his class scheduling and offers multiple classes a week. The other practitoniers are all very helpful and polite, the atmosphere is friendly and professional, very easy learning environment. Ohh and you cant beat his price any where.

-Robert Maroe, Student at King Dragon

Never have I encountered a martial arts style like this. I’ve trained in Shotokan Karate, Taekwon Do, and very little Judo, but Pencak Silat it’s a completely different style. The mixture of energy, and physical based training take this art to a level above and far beyond what I’ve trained in. Thanks to Guru Penglima Darren Felsot’s great character and meticulous training, I’ve endured and enjoyed a great year and 4 months worth of training. It’s completely changed my life. I feel more at peace and definitely more aware of my surroundings. Thank you very much Guru Penglima Darren Felsot and all of King Dragon Martial Arts for helping me be not just a warrior but a better being.

-Roberto Rodriguez

When I first stepped into Guru Darren Felsots’s dojo, I knew little more than I was arriving for a self-defense lesson taught in a style that I couldn’t pronounce the name of correctly. Nothing could have prepared me for the quality of training provided by Guru Darren through his sincere love for Pencak Silat and his passion for passing on skills and knowledge to his students. An incredible transformation has taken place during the 15 months since I stepped into the dojo that first time. My training has been rewarding physically, mentally and spiritually through developing self-defense skills, building a stronger self-image and landing in a higher spiritual place. It has allowed me to see the world through a new perspective. These changes have not only been self-evident, but easily realized by all who have known me during this time of personal evolution. Training at King Dragon Martial Arts has taken me from being a passive person that was absolutely clueless about self defense to an active student who has developed the confidence and courage to protect myself and loved ones without any doubt or fear.

Guru Darren is an inspiration, not only is he an outstanding teacher and practitioner of Pencak Silat, but his heart is truly in tune with this art. He leaves no student unattended, shares all that he knows, keeps no secrets and has an open door to the serious student. Guru Darren explains this complex martial art to his students in language and terminology that anyone could understand. Regardless what skill level a student is at or goals that they have, Guru Darren has something to offer to all who comes across his path.

Pencak Silat remains, to me, as the most mysterious and in depth defense system that has been developed. It is a physical science and a metaphysical art that fully awakens inner potential and energy. We are fortunate to have a skilled and powerful teacher in the area who knows his own ability but remains so humble one would never pick him out of a crowd as martial arts guru. I encourage anybody who has interest in learning more about this beautiful and deadly art to attend a class at King Dragon Martial Arts. I took Guru Darren up on his offer for a free lesson, which transformed from attending a single self-defense class into one of the most important aspects of my day to day life.

-Tyler Gehm

Pukulan Cimande Kombinasi is the one art that I have not gone out and looked for. It found me! As crazy as it sounds, it is true. This is the one art that you won’t find in any book or learn off a website and teach yourself, it finds you! This art is more than I could have ever imagined. It is not just a bunch of meaningless techniques and movements that will never help in any way in your life. It is an art that teaches you from day one that every move you make should and does have a meaning. And no movement should ever be wasted. Every technique, drill, and movement that I have learned has helped me feel safer in my everyday life. But I would not have found this art and learned so much from it if it were not for Guru Penglima Darren. Guru Penglima Darren is one of the best instructors that I have ever had. He has taught me to defend myself properly, to never use this art unless completely necessary, and has brought me back onto the right path. Without him I would have never accomplished what I have. Guru is an amazing instructor and the best mentor anyone could ask for. So if you are looking for an art that change your life and meet people that will help you get to the path you want to be on, join King Dragon Martial Arts.

-Frank Forman

Working with Guru Darren has been a great experience. He is extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic in his teaching. He builds an atmosphere of tradition and respect in the school. He wants each of the students to gain an understanding of concepts and principles in the techniques and takes the time to make sure each student can be the best he can be.

Master Daniel Siazon
DeCuerdas Eskrima
6th Degree

I have a long history with martial arts having started at the age of 10 with Kung Fu, Karate, Judo, Kickboxing and Capoiera. A year ago I found Pencak Silat. I had known of this style through martial arts publications and was excited to find a school here in West Palm Beach. This style filled gaps lacking in my earlier training so I was drawn to it. Most of the prior styles I’ve practiced never included the depth of the metaphysical aspect which is found in Silat. I find its energy building exercises create an awakening of the senses resulting in a form of spiritual contentment. The most important aspects of Silat for me are the close combat and the street effectiveness. Guru Darren is highly skilled in Silat and his approach is one of flexibility, respect, insight and dedication and I am glad to be a part of this family.

-Brian Tulloch


  • 1000 South Military Trail
    West Palm Beach, FL 33415
  • Email: gurudrf@gmail.com
  • Phone: (561) 459 0927