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

applevalley@nationalkarate.com

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 word ​karate​ is a combination of two Japanese characters: ​kara​, meaning empty, and ​te​, meaning hand; thus, karate means "empty hand." ... See MoreSee Less

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National Karate Schools offer preschool or kids’ beginner classes which get younger students moving; jumping rope, kicking a pad or the air, and learning how to focus and listen. By combining movement, listening skills, and focus karate is a great way to teach group skills to young children. ... See MoreSee Less

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We had great ladies night tonight! Thanks to those who came out for kickboxing and sparring! ... See MoreSee Less

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It's the 1st Tuesday of the month which means SPARRING in all youth classes. All students need to bring their sparring equipment if they have class today. ... See MoreSee Less

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