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)
A 11th grader at Elizabethtown Area High School, Mark has been with Fear Knot since he was a Little Ninja. He joined the instructor corps to teach the students not only martial arts skills but the skills they'll need outside the school to become successful adults. Mark also points out that Taekwondo training promotes good habits like responsibility and discipline. When he's out and about, Mark enjoys cycling, skateboarding, and taking the horse out for a ride.
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.
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".
An 8th grader at Northern Middle School, Haylee Decided to become a junior instructor to help the kids and watch them grow like she did in Fear Knot’s developmental programs. It makes sense since she says that helping kids is one of her favorite things to do. When she’s not working with the younger students, Haylee plays soccer and she’s also into tumbling, math, cheer, and sleeping.
In the 7th grade at Donegal Junior High, Thomas has decided to join the junior instructor group because he enjoys teaching others and wants to improve his leadership knowledge. He also likes the variety of the position. No two classes are the same. When he’s not in the school doing his thing, Thomas plays basketball and gets outdoors. He also dabbles in photography.
In the 7th grade at Allen Middle School, Lincoln joined the junior instructor group to inspire another generation to take martial arts. Also, because teaching runs in his family. Lincoln enjoys working with the other students because it helps him become more disciplined. Outside of the school, he enjoys acting, chorus, playing the sax, and E-sports.