About Quantum Martial Arts
Quantum Martial Arts represents martial arts for everyone. It is a simple, yet effective, self defence system that blends the best moves from all of the successful styles. You will get incredibly fit, have fun and make lifelong friends.
Quantum Martial Arts is run by Darren Higgs and Ben Owens, who are two long-standing martial artists and friends. Darren and Ben have had many years of training students towards their martial arts goals, including Black Belt and beyond. However, Darren and Ben are more interested in helping their students become all that they can be in all aspects of their life.
Quantum Martial Arts is a fully licenced branch of the Northstar Ju Jitsu System network and Ben and Darren remain continuing senior students of Sensei Andy Dickinson.
Darren has been involved in the martial arts since 2002. Darren has achieved recognition during this time, including obtaining his 1st Dan Black Belt in September 2005, followed by his 2nd Dan Black Belt in September 2008, 3rd Dan in June 2012 and successfully passing his 4th Dan in June 2014. Darren’s dan rankings are in the Northstar Ju Jitsu System.
Darren has competed successfully overseas, including winning at the 2005 and 2013 SAW International Championships held in Tokyo, Japan. Darren was also Captain of the Australian team that competed in the ISJA World Championships in Poland 2013.
Darren’s real passion is teaching the martial arts to his fellow students, both adult and children. Darren gets particular satisfaction out of seeing people achieve their personal goals. Darren thoroughly enjoys his training, and tries to pass on that enthusiasm to his fellow students.
Ben is a 3rd Dan black belt in the Northstar Ju Jitsu System and a Qualified Instructor – NCAS Level 2 – Senior Coach through the Australian Jujitsu Federation.
Ben boxed as an amateur at a junior level with PCYC and many years later decided to expand his martial arts by learning the Northstar Ju Jitsu System since 2005.
In 2013 Ben competed in the SAW International Championships held in Tokyo, Japan. Ben was a member of the Australian team that competed in the ISJA World Championships in Poland 2013.
Ben loves introducing new students to the benefits of practical fitness and self defence through martial arts. He particularly enjoys leading sparring sessions for new martial artists and helping them test their new skills in a safe and controlled, yet robust manner.