To most of the students at Martial Arts Hero Factory, Daniel Woods is simply the junior taekwondo instructor: no-nonsense during class, but eases up if you catch up with him at Noodle Heaven later on. Only the sabeomnim and a couple of his proteges know the full truth.
Daniel first joined the school as a teenager, at the invitation of one of his classmates. While he didn't think much of it at first, it quickly became the missing backbone of his life; his grades picked up, he stopped getting into as many petty arguments. Then a few years later, it threatened to turn around on him again, mounting stress building up during the lead-up to a regional competition… which turned out to be his dormant Avatar struggling toward consciousness. Even after he dropped out of that event, it took him nearly another year of intense private training before he found the Way at last, during the summer of 2015.