Schools - Chanhassen

Instructor: Darian Buel

3rd Degree Black Belt

Darian Buel

Ms. Buel started  her Karate training in March of 2002. Immediately, her passion for the martial arts was ignited which is still burning nine years later. After earning her Black Belt at the age of 12 she became an Assistant Instructor and has been teaching ever since. For her, the most enjoyable and rewarding part of teaching is watching the "light bulb" turn on in students heads when something finally clicks.

"Watching them process and think their way through activities that we as blackbelts consider second nature keeps me motivated to improve my teaching skills and methods."

Her main goal is to ignite passion in her students; to make them see and enjoy the martial arts the way she has for years. She is currently a third degree black belt, with her first degree received in January of 2006, her second degree in September of 2007, and her third in 2011. She is extremely grateful to have found her passion at such a young age and to be able to work with such phenomenal students and instructors.


School News & Events

  • 29
    May
    Memorial Day

    Classes cancelled for the Memorial Day Holiday. Have a safe holiday!

  • 04
    Jul
    Independence Day

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  • 04
    Sep
    Labor Day

    Classes Cancelled for the Labor Day holiday.

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  • 23
    Nov
    Thanksgiving

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

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    Nov
    Thanksgiving

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    Dec
    Christmas Eve

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    Dec
    Christmas Day

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    Jan
    New Year's Day

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Assistant Instructors

  • David Printup

    5th Degree Black Belt

    Began his training with USA Kara...

  • Smail Hodzic

    3rd Degree Black Belt

    Started withe USA Karate in 2005...

  • Sean Ross

    2nd Degree Black Belt

    Started with USA Karate in 2001 ...

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David Printup

5th Degree Black Belt
Began his training with USA Karate in 1992.
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Smail Hodzic

3rd Degree Black Belt
Started withe USA Karate in 2005, at the age of 13 he is mature beyond his years and a great instructor.
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Sean Ross

2nd Degree Black Belt
Started with USA Karate in 2001 following her brother Mitch, mother Susan, father Jim, and was later followed by her brother Jack.  Her energy is contagious.