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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The 2017 Diamond Nationals had some pretty crazy competition and 2018 will be even better. Check out the men's extreme weapons live stream from 2017. Save the date - October 5-6, 2018

Diamond Nationals
The 2018 Diamond Nationals will showcase great martial arts performances from the next generation of competitors. Be a part of it the weekend of October 5-6, 2018 in Minneapolis, MN. www.diamondnationals.com. #diamondnationals18 #sportmartialarts
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Ladies night is back this Thursday at 7:30 PM! Teens and adults are welcome to come in for kickboxing and sparring sessions in a girls only environment! ... See MoreSee Less

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Congratulations to Apple Valley’s newest black belts!
Fantastic job!!!
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No classes today due to the black belt exam. Good luck to our candidates testing today:
Ms. Ripley: 4th degree
Ms. Jarvi : 4th degree
Mr. Schwartz : 3rd degree
Mr. Artwohl: 1st degree
Mr. Bellena : 1st degree
Mr. Gutta: 1st degree
Mr. Silwal: 1st degree
Test begins at 1:00 pm at the Eisenhower Community Center in Hopkins. Candidates need to be there by 11 am with their partners. All are welcome to attend. Come cheer them on !
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