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.

For information about our free trial program for new students, please  click here.  

15265 Galaxie Ave #300

Apple Valley, MN 55124

(952) 431-3130


Owner & Director: Mr. Jim Albertson

Instructors: Mr. Jim Boley, Ms. Mimi LaQua, Mr. Cory Tengwall, Ms. Ashley Ripley

Assistant Instructors: Mr. Alex Albertson, Mr. Antonio De Lugo

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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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Monthly Exam is tonight ! 7:00 pm for both beginner youth and advanced youth/adults. No adult class due to the exam. ... See MoreSee Less

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Good luck to all our candidates today testing for their degrees.
Mr. W. Perez : 4th degree
Ms. A. DeHerrera- 2nd degree
Ms. K. Chakravarthi- 1st degree
Mr. H. Le - 1st degree

Exam starts at 1:00 pm at the Eisenhower community center. Come cheer on our candidates!
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Regular classes this evening.
Tomorrow's schedule is revised due to the black belt exam: Regular adult classes.
10:30: all no/white belts and all Little Masters.
11:00: all gold,green,purple & blue
11:30: all red & up
No other classes after that so staff can get to the exam.
Good luck to our candidates:
Mr. W. Perez - 4th degree
Ms. A. DeHerrera- 2nd degree
Ms. K. Chakravarthi - 1st degree
Mr. H. Le- 1st degree.
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Congratulations to Apple Valley NK's newest promotions! Michella B - white belt; Wyatt K- 2 green stripe. ... See MoreSee Less

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Sparring today in all youth classes. Remember you can wear your new NK t shirts to sparring! ... See MoreSee Less

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