Master Dr. David Barnett

Master Dr. David Barnett is the founder of Barnett Taekwondo Academy. Master Barnett began his taekwondo training under Master Chang Bae Yi, along with his wife Johnetta Barnett, and two sons: Curtis and Chris Barnett. Being the incredibly accomplished and driven person that he is, Dr. Barnett founded and opened the Barnett Taekwondo Academy in 2004 in Athens, GA. The school has been located in the same area for over 16 years now, and has become a pillar in the Athens Clarke County community. Over his time span as Head Instructor, Dr. Barnett and the Barnett Taekwondo Academy have been heavily involved with the local community, helping bring people together in the name of martial arts from all walks of life, which was his goal. Dr. Barnett is a international level trainer and coach. He has coached atletes at the local, national, and international level. He helped develop and coached Master Curtis Barnett to his first USA Team Trials at the Olympic Training Center as well as coached Chris Barnett in many of his MMA fights all over the world. To say Dr. Barnett is a True Master Mind would be an understatment, his strategies in the ring and in war are out of this world. Dr. Barnett is also a proud former Captian in the U.S. Air Force. After serving his country and the community of Athens for many years, Dr. Barnett decided to retire, and has turned Barnett Taekwondo Academy over to his son Master Curtis Barnett to lead the school, and th school's legacy into the future.