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Apple Valley

Apple Valley
15265 Galaxie Ave #300
Apple Valley MN 55124
United States
Owner & Director: Mr. Jim Albertson
Instructors: Mr. Jim Boley, Ms. Mimi LaQua, Mr. Cory Tengwall, Ms. Ashley Ripley
Assistant Instructors: Mr. Alex Albertson, Ms. Airyona DeHerrera
About Apple Valley National Karate

Since 1973, the National Karate Academy has been dedicated to helping men, women and children discover the benefits of martial arts training.

Physical strength, flexibility and weight control are developed through high repetition natural body exercises.

Mental confidence is achieved from time-tested & effective self-defense skill.

NK training teaches respect, self-discipline and perseverance.

NK’s black belt professional instructors are highly trained and dedicated to help all students achieve their life goals.

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About Mr. Jim Albertson

Jim Albertson was eighteen years old when he began his karate training in January of 1979. He was promoted to first degree black belt by John Worley, and Larry Carnahan in July 1981. He began teaching that same year and in 1984 opened his first National Karate School in Burnsville. His dedication to excellence earned Mr. Albertson the position of National Karate Director, along with NK Master Instructors, Mr. Worley and Mr. Carnahan.


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Have you ever wondered what it would be like to take a class from a 10th Degree Black Belt? How about someone who trained with Bruce Lee?? Well you don’t have to wonder anymore!! We are excited to announce that tomorrow (Friday, May 1st) National Karate will host Grand Master John Worley as he conducts two classes: 5:30-6:00, 12 & Under, 6:15-6:45, 13 & Older. Both classes will be all belt levels so block out your schedule and do NOT miss this opportunity to learn from the man whose vision helped shape National Karate into the greatest martial arts organization in the country! We are so excited that you will all get an opportunity to benefit from his wisdom so please tune in!! Please check your Remind text to get Zoom codes and be sure to sign in early to get a spot! ... See MoreSee Less

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Answer - Ms. Dietz says a side kick is her favorite technique, especially in sparring!

We challenge you to see how many multiple side kicks you can do. Please post or share your videos with us!

Ms. Dietz is starting us off with 36.
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Which Apple Valley National Karate instructor says side kicks are their FAVORITE karate technique? Answer later today - with a challenge for you! ... See MoreSee Less

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Zoom kickboxing class with Ms. Dietz tonight at 7:30 pm. Class ID will be sent out via Remind text to all teens/adults. ... See MoreSee Less

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