Coach Danny began training at the age of ten years old, with Kru Wade Ellis, in Lakefield Ontario.  His interest in martial arts stemmed from being bullied in school, and he was determined to learn to defend himself against anyone, despite his smaller stature.

With Kru Wade’s background in Muay Thai and Sambo, Danny became a true mixed martial artist before most knew what MMA was.  He was immersed into sparring and submission grappling from day-one, and spent countless hours in one-on-one training. 

With the sport being virtually unknown at the time, Danny often competed with local fighters in hard sparring session or ‘smokers’.  This was invaluable to him as he was often pitted against differing styles of opponents, and across various weight divisions.

Prior to opening 6IX MMA, Danny trained and instructed at Ultimate Martial Arts under Kru Paul Minhas, a world renowned MMA coach.

Coach Danny is the former Caribbean Ultimate Fist Fighting (CUFF) World Flyweight Champion.  


Coach Danny’s students have consistently dominated the competition, regardless of the discipline.

He has trained many fighters to Muay Thai and K1 Championship Titles in organizations like the Canadian Amateur Sport Kickboxing Association, Thai Boxing Association, and StriKing Fights (USMTA).  

In addition to his striking success, Danny has led his students to Gold Medals in various Submission Grappling and no-gi Jiu-jitsu competitions including Grappler’s Quest, Naga, Grappling Industries, New York State Grappling Championships, and Hayastan Grappling Challenge.

Danny is currently coaching many male and female mixed martial artists. His students including the former CUFF Bantamweight Champion Dave "Yakuza" Henry, rising star reigning CUFF Strawweight Champion and former King of the Cage (KOTC) Atomweight Champion Melissa "Magic" Karagianis, and featherweight monsters "Devil's Advocate" Mike McAloon and "Pretty" Paul Fisher.

It’s because of these accolades that Coach Danny is considered one of the most well-rounded Instructors you will meet.



Photographer: Jim Morrison

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