Larry Carnahan

Larry Carnahan

10th Degree Grand Master
Co-Founder of National Karate

In 1977, Mr. Carnahan joined with Mr. John Worley in Minnesota, in order to contribute to, and to help in building the world that Mr. Worley had already started, in forming the current National Karate Academy of Martial Arts organization.

John Worley

John Worley

10th Degree Grand Master
Co-Founder of National Karate

Mr. Worley started his teaching career in 1970 when he and his family moved from Texas to join the Jhoon Thee Institute in Washington, D.C. Mr. Worley furthered his training under Grand Master Jhoon Rhee who, in 1958, introduced the Korean art of Tae Kwon Do to America.

Jim Albertson

Jim Albertson

8th Degree Master Instructor
National Karate Director

Mr. Albertson’s dedication to excellence has earned him the position of National Karate Director along with NK Grand Masters Mr. Worley and Mr. Carnahan. He is responsible for conducting advanced testing and black belt screenings, maintaining high standards for students.

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