The Imperial Knights of Dawn were formed by two Knights who had a vision of not just fighting to keep the darkness at bay, but empowering others to spread the light.
Melding more than 35 years of combined martial arts and weapons experience, the Imperial Knights is a welcoming organization. Our focus is on application of martial arts, both historical and modern, as well as the courtesies, customs and cultures of the European Renaissance in order to create a safer environment, a more pleasant world, and to have fun doing it. Said another way: Be excellent, Do good, Have fun.
John Proko began his martial studies in 1990, and has maintained a serious study of European Martial Arts since 2001. Coming from a background that includes Tae Kwon Do, Karate, Aikido, and Kung Fu, as well as a competitive series of western martial arts, John brings his practical experience and perspective to teaching classes. By day, he works in the health insurance industry, trying to make coverage a little bit more affordable for employer groups in California.