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 adjusted schedule starts today! Please follow the following schedule: ... See MoreSee Less

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July Exams tonight so no adult class.
7 pm - Beginner/Youth
745 pm - Adv. Youth/Adult & screeners who are testing for Black belt in August

Please wear your full uniform for the exam
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We are all thinking of Ms. LaQua while she is recuperating from an unexpected appendectomy. We hope you heal quickly! ... See MoreSee Less

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SPARRING TONIGHT! Last Tuesday was a holiday so tonight's the night! ... See MoreSee Less

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Holiday hours : no classes Saturday July 1st through Tuesday July 4th.
Have a safe, fun holiday and we'll see you back at classes Wednesday evening (no morning class on the 5th)
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