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Dawn Barnes


Los Angeles




United States of America

Dawn Barnes is a third degree black and founder of Karate Kids, the most successful all-children's karate school in the United States. She has taught martial arts to children for nearly 20 years.

Now Barnes primarily oversees the curriculum at her four schools and teaches other instructors worldwide. She is the only children's martial art expert to be featured on the cover of Martial Arts Magazine. She also writes monthly columns for Martial Arts Magazine and L.A Parent

The Black Belt Club: Seven Wheels of Power is her first book. With action illustrations on every page, this book is the first in a series about the adventures of four karate students who must use their skills to save the world. Full of high-kicks, blocks, and intelligent problem solving, this series depicts children who try their best and never give up, no matter what happens.

Dawn Barnes lives in Los Angeles with her family and two dogs.

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