Master Keith Wilkes
5th Dan Kukkiwon
Master Wilkes began his Taekwondo training at the age of 15 within the International Taekwondo Federation in Denver, Colorado. A published author and speaker, he is one of the first 100 martial artists to pass the Instructor Certification requirements of the American Council on Martial Arts Instructor Certification program. Master Wilkes earned an A.S. in General Studies from Vincennes University in 1980 and a B.A. in Broadcast Communications with a minor in Psychology from Metropolitan State University of Denver in 1990. Besides the martial arts, he enjoys gardening, playing golf and spending time with his wife.
3rd Dan (2nd Dan Kukkiwon)
With a degree in Criminal Justice from Colorado State University, Dee has made a career change after 20 years in the public safety/security sector. Coming to Fear Knot because she likes the positive atmosphere and friendly people at our schools, Dee enjoys helping others and being able to teach something that she's passionate about. Heading out on a dirt bike or ATV are her outside interests. At home she spends time with her family, decorates and collects antiques.
2nd Dan (Kukkiwon)
Originally starting with Fear Knot as a Little Ninja in 2005, Shaun had spent several years away training and fighting internationally. Ranked in the top 5 nationally and top 100 internationally in Taekwondo (Olympic) fighting, he returned to Fear Knot because this is where he started, and Taekwondo has been such an integral part of his life. Shaun has always enjoyed working with and being a role model for the students. When he’s not training or teaching, Shaun says he likes to sleep. Don’t we all.
A sophomore at West Virginia University, Chase has been with FEAR KNOT since enrolling on our Pre-Ninjas program at 3 years old (2003). He enjoys his training because it gives him a chance to meet new people. Chase decided to help with classes because he likes helping others learn the things he's learned over the years. Other than martial arts, Chase plays lacrosse.
Dan joins FEAR KNOT with a MBA from Eastern University. He also spent time in the marine corps and has background in law enforcement security and business management. A life-long dream of teaching martial arts led Dan to join the team. He especially enjoys working with younger students because of the impact martial arts had on him as a child. Outside of the school, Dan enjoys movies and cooking with his daughters, going to bookstores, tubing, shooting, & "lifting".