The past 6 years that I have trained under Darko have been great. In that time I have achieved increased confidence, great friendships and I am the fittest I have been in all my life.

Darko is an excellent Jiu-Jitsu teacher. He creates a welcoming environment. What I like most of all is his attention to detail, he is second to none.


I have trained under  Darko since 2006 at Sunbury Jiu-Jitsu. His training techniques and drills are brilliant and have helped my ground game no end.

His devotion to this martial art is an inspiration to all who train with him.

Sunbury BJJ has a great friendly vibe which makes training a pleasure.


I had a friend  ( Marty ) suggest I try BJJ at Sunbury with him so I took the drive from Hawthorn to Sunbury to see what it was all about, as soon as I had my first lesson with Darko I was hooked and completely enthralled at the style, art and the ability to put what you have learnt in the class to practice at the end of each session. What’s great about Darko’s teaching is that he ensures each of his students are completing each technique correctly by closely monitoring how the techniques are performed while providing a safe and enjoyable environment . The drive from Hawthorn to Sunbury is worth it to receive such great advice and tutelage.
Cheers, Rayne

I have been training with Darko for a couple of years now. He is an excellent teacher, and instructor. I have gained valuable knowledge, and my Jiu-Jitsu has improved greatly under his supervision.
He sets out the classes in an easy to understand and organized structure, he is easy to talk to and ask questions to improve your techniques, and does a great job to get around to each individual student, and check on their progress during class.  He is highly knowledgeable being a 5th Dan black belt in Japanese Jiu-Jitsu, and a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. I highly recommend Darko for anyone looking to learn self defense in Jiu Jitsu, you wil not be dissapointed.

Since I joined the Sunbury Jiu-Jitsu Academy, I have been amazed by what I’ve learned. This is a class that teaches you things that you can apply to the real world not just in class. The atmosphere is great. Everyone is encouraging, upbeat, and excited to be there. Darko Is a great easy going teacher with clear instructions and excellent demonstrations he makes class fun but challenging. He is always there to help and so are all of your training partners when you need it. This is a great class for anyone who wants to be prepared for a situation where you may have to physically defend yourself or others.

My name is Jason and I have been training with the Sunbury Jiu-Jitsu Academy for just over 12 months now. Since my first contact I was welcomed into the club by Darko and the members, with understanding, patience and encouragement, as a novice to the discipline.

Classes are always structured to meet the needs of all the students, from beginners to the more senior, with time spent on every individual by Darko. With a wealth of knowledge, he is able to ensure you grasp all concepts of Jiu Jitsu and ensures standards are high.

Now I find myself needing to attend class as my passion for Jiu-Jitsu grows, which is directly related to Darko’s teaching style and the club environment that he has developed. If you are at all interested in Jiu-Jitsu, I would highly recommend a trip down to training for a chat and make some friends.



I have been training with Darko since 2010. Having never trained in martial arts, being in my 30’s and not in great shape I was concerned that I would not be able to participate and the classes would be too advanced for me. This could not be further from the truth. From the very first class I took Darko has always taught in a way that I was able to understand and pick up. He has an amazing ability to teach the fundamentals to beginners whilst still providing challenging techniques for the more advanced students. The atmosphere in the dojo could not be more friendly and welcoming with everyone helping each other progress in their own martial arts journey. There are no egos here with the entire school being committed to ensuring that our training partners are working hard, learning techniques properly but most of all rolling safely. I believe that the encouraging nature of the school is a direct reflection of the values that Darko has instilled in all of us. He is the true epitome of what a martial arts Black Belt should be and I feel blessed to train and learn from him. Jiu Jitsu has become a passion for me and I know that in Darko and his dojo I have found a place that I will have a life long association with.