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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2nd Black belt screening tonight at 7:15. All screeners should bring their sparring equipment and be ready to go by 7:15. ... See MoreSee Less

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Exam night tonight!
7:00 pm : Beginner Youth
7:45 pm: Advanced Youth & Adult

No adult class tonight
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We got to celebrate Mr. McClellan's 60th last night in adult classes.
Happy birthday from your karate family.
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Back to school today and back to classes too! Remember its sparring today in all classes except adult. ... See MoreSee Less

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No classes this holiday weekend. Classes resume on Tuesday, Sept 5th and there is sparring for all youth that day.
Have a safe, enjoyable weekend!
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