Schools - Brooklyn Center

Instructor: Aaron Knutson

4th Degree Black Belt

Aaron Knutson

Mr. Knutson began his martial arts training under Grand Master Worley and Grand Master Franks in 1987. He began teaching under Grand Master Worley in 1992. He enjoys guiding students to perform at their highest potential and also travels to schools teaching about "stranger danger" and the benefits of karate. His classes were voted "Best Karate Class in the State" by Minnesota Parenting Magazine in 2009.

Mr. Knutson was a top ranked tournament competitor from 1992-1993 and he continues to rank today. With over 20 years of experience he has coached top ranked competitors in sparring, traditional forms and weapons. In his classes he emphasizes respect, discipline, attitude and focus as well having fun and training hard. What inspires him most is helping students set goals and earn their next belt rank.


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Assistant Instructors

  • Cheri Green

    3rd Degree Black Belt

    Cheri Green began her martial ar...

  • Yusbith Murillo

    3rd Degree Black Belt

    Commenced her training a...

  • Ted Cincoski

    4th Degree Black Belt

    Mr. Ted Cincoski began his train...

  • Diana Michell

    4th Degree Black Belt

    Diana Michell is an instructo...

  • Shane High

    1st Degree Black Belt

    Shane High is an instructor a...

  • David Milbrath

    1st Degree Black Belt

    David Milbrath started karate...

Cheri Green

Cheri Green

3rd Degree Black Belt
Cheri Green began her martial arts training at the age of 9, learning traditional Tae Kwon Do under the instruction of Senior Master Daniel Cerminaro and earning her black belt in 1995. She has been a student at USA Karate since 2008. Mz. Green enjoys teaching point sparring and traditional forms.  Her favorite part about teaching karate is that no one sits the bench and everyone can learn at their own pace.
Yusbith Murillo

Yusbith Murillo

3rd Degree Black Belt

Commenced her training at USA Karate under Mr. Aaron Knutson in 2007. Ms. Murillo is one of the top competitors in the state for her age in weapons, forms and sparring. She has a real passion for all aspects of karate. From forms to the bo and sparring to self defense. She enjoys teaching and passing her knowledge down to her students. The best part of teaching for her is seeing students progress and having fun as they learn.

Ted Cincoski

Ted Cincoski

4th Degree Black Belt
Mr. Ted Cincoski began his training at USA Karate in 1995. 
Over the years he has trained under a multitude of instructors, earning his black belt in 1999. 
Mr. Cincoski is highly passionate about the tournament scene and has spent years competing and judging alike, ranking in creative form in the 2011-2012 season. 
While teaching he takes great pride helping his students master difficult techniques.
Diana Michell

Diana Michell

4th Degree Black Belt

Diana Michell is an instructor at USA Karate Brooklyn Center. Ms. Michell has been practicing martial arts for over fifteen years and earned her black belt in 2002. She is currently working towards her fifth degree rank of master. She enjoys teaching students new skills and helping them achieve their goals.

Shane High

Shane High

1st Degree Black Belt

Shane High is an instructor at USA Karate Brooklyn Center. Mr. High earned his black belt in 2014 and is an avid competitor in the local tournament scene. He enjoys building confidence and getting his students ready to complete in forms and point sparring.

David Milbrath

David Milbrath

1st Degree Black Belt

David Milbrath started karate in 2010 and earned his black belt in 2014. As an instructor at USA Karate he loves to help people be focused and aware while being active. He enjoys building a foundation of patience and discipline for his students which are valuable skills for anyone to learn. Mr. Milbrath values how karate teaches a wide range of concepts applicable in many different areas of life. Like he says, "there's something for everyone!"