At 20 years old, Donavan Barrett is a 4th Dan Black Belt in Taekwondo, a Full Time College Student, Social Media Personality, and Martial Arts Instructor.  Donavan has been taking Taekwondo since he was seven years old, and began teaching at the age of fourteen.  His goal is to help and inspire martial artists everywhere whether it be helping them with their kicking techniques, or helping them develop the mindset to go out and chase their own personal goals whether it be in martial arts, or in life.  Known for his flexibility and very fast kicks, Donavan uses his social media, mainly his Youtube channel to create tutorials to help people develop their kicks and flexibility, along with sharing his life and message with others through his vlogs and training videos.  His social media is designed to be a very interactive environment where he gets to spend time helping and motivating the wonderful people that support him.  He hopes to carry that same kind of connection through his online flexibility and coaching plans coming soon!


Photographer: Kristin Kirkley

Musician: Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews

Festival: Telluride Blues & Brews Festival, 2012