John Daniel, a sensei teaching with a purpose John Daniel, a sensei teaching with a purpose Kevin McQuarn| email@example.com Aug. 21, 2014 Comments John Daniel, karate instructor and founder of the Daniel Karate Group, contends the core values of karate can uplift the youth of the community. Daniel, who has been training in karate since 1964, is a seventh-degree black belt and serves as the Karate Commissioner for the Louisiana Governor’s Games. He is also the founder of Unity Day, an event that promotes youth participation in activities that build confidence and boost social, emotional and academic skills. Along with many other community outreach endeavors, Daniel instructs karate classes at the YMCA, which is located at 350 S. Foster Drive. See video here.