About Bloomington 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.  

Normandale Village Shopping Center

5109B West 98th Street

Bloomington, MN 55438

(952) 941-8722


Owner & Director: Mr. Jeff Sidner

Instructor: Mr. Charlie Meredith

Instructor: Mr. Reed Miller

Office Manager: Ms. Delaney Brown

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About Mr. Jeff Sidner

Jeff Sidner began his martial arts training in 1989. After trying several schools, he found the Maplewood National Karate School in 1992 and immediately knew he’d found his martial arts home. He was promoted to 1st Degree Black Belt in 1995 and currently holds the rank of 6th Degree Black Belt.

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August 4-6th Karate Camp is just 3 weekends away! We still have a limited number of spots but sign up soon to ensure a spot. Each National Karate has registration forms in their school so check in your home school office to get signed up.This is our 30th year of camp and we're looking forward to a great weekend of fun! Contact Camp Director Jim Albertson 612-481-2130 if you have any questions. ... See MoreSee Less

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When little girls are inspired to BE the hero instead of being SAVED by the hero, good things happen! www.youtube.com/watch?v=-fo6vgq2dBI ... See MoreSee Less

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We went to Fayetteville, Arkansas to a three day intense Krav Maga camp. It was cold and wet. We were outdoors 2 of the 3 days. Our Chicago cousins were there as well. This was tough and really fun. ... See MoreSee Less

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A message From GM Worley
Hello all,
I’m writing to remind you that GM Pat Burleson will be in town this weekend and we are having a big photo session with him on:
Sat, Jan 14 – 2:00PM
Minneapolis Convention Center (in one of the ballrooms).
Everyone in full uniform.

There will be black belts attending from all the area schools that have a relationship with GM Burleson (NK, USA, UMA, Forte MA & Nathan Thorn).
We will break into school by school group photos with him first and, if space permits, have a final group photo with all the school black belts.

Please spread the word and let’s get a great turnout to honor this pioneer of American martial arts. USA is expecting 100 or more. We can top that!

Thanks and I’ll see everyone on Saturday.
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