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.


School News & Events

  • 01
    Sep
    Labor Day

    Classes Cancelled for the Labor Day holiday.

    Have a Safe Holiday

  • 28
    Sep
    Minnesota State Karate Championships

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  • 27
    Nov
    Thanksgiving

    USA Karate will be closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday. Have a safe holiday.

  • 28
    Nov
    Thanksgiving

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  • 24
    Dec
    Christmas Eve

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  • 25
    Dec
    Christmas Day

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  • 31
    Dec
    New Year's Eve

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  • 01
    Jan
    New Year's Day

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Assistant Instructors

  • Cheri Green

    2nd Degree Black Belt

    Began her martial arts training ...

  • Yusbith Murillo

    2nd Degree Black Belt

    Commenced her training at...

  • Ted Cincoski

    4th Degree Black Belt

    Mr. Ted Cincoski began his train...

Cheri Green

Cheri Green

2nd Degree Black Belt
Began her martial arts training at the age of 9, learning traditional Tae Kwon Do under the instruction of Senior Master Daniel Cerminaro earning her black belt in 1995.  She became a student at USA Karate in 2008 and earned her black belt in 2011.  Ms. Green enjoys teaching sparring and 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

2nd 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.