About Cottage Grove 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.

8457 East Point Douglas Road

Cottage Grove, MN 55016

(651) 769-0088


Owner: Mr. Jim Albertson

Co-Directors: Mr. Dan McDonough & Mr. Dave Stelton

Instructors: Mr. Chris Kickhafer & Mr. Sam Forthun

Assistant Instructors: Mr. Vincent Sherman, Mr. Barry Maxwell, Ms. Dawn Levesque, Mr. Chris Meyer & Ms. Darien Maxwell

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About Mr. Dan McDonough

With over 25 years training and teaching experience, Mr. McDonough currently holds the rank of 5th degree black belt. Mr. McDonough has a strong competition background, participating in two sponsored competition teams – Team United and Side Kick International. Several students of Mr. McDonough’s have reached top rankings including world champion titles.

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We join millions across the country in celebrating the life and legacy of President George H.W. Bush. Our founder, Grandmaster Jhoon Rhee, was recognized by President Bush in 1992 as one of the nation’s “Points of Light”, honoring outstanding individuals who created meaningful change and service to communities across America.

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