Contact Us National Karate - Academy of Martial Arts


275 West 33rd Street,
Suite M
Hastings, MN 55033
United States
Owner: Mr. Jim Albertson
Director: Mr. Gary Hui
Instructors: Mr. Chris Kickhafer, Mr. Mike Porter & Mr. Steve Allyn
Assistant Instructors: Mr. Brandon Boyd
About Hastings 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.

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About Mr. Gary Hui

Gary Hui began his training with National Karate in 1994. He was promoted to 1st degree black belt in 1996. He currently hold a 4th degree black belt. Mr. Hui has been teaching at the Hastings school for 18 years and has been the school director for 15 years.


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Have you ever wondered what it would be like to take a class from a 10th Degree Black Belt? How about someone who trained with Bruce Lee?? Well you don’t have to wonder anymore!! We are excited to announce that tomorrow (Friday, May 1st) National Karate will host Grand Master John Worley as he conducts two classes: 5:30-6:00, 12 & Under, 6:15-6:45, 13 & Older. Both classes will be all belt levels so block out your schedule and do NOT miss this opportunity to learn from the man whose vision helped shape National Karate into the greatest martial arts organization in the country! We are so excited that you will all get an opportunity to benefit from his wisdom so please tune in!! Please check your Remind text to get Zoom codes and be sure to sign in early to get a spot! ... See MoreSee Less

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To all Hastings National Karate Students and Parents:
This morning MN Governor Walz announced all public schools across the state will close beginning Wednesday,March 18th, based upon recommendations from national and local governments to minimize the spread of the coronavirus through social distancing.
National Karate takes all recommendations seriously in these dynamic and changing times. Thus we have put the following actions in place:
Classes: Effective Monday, March 16th National Karate will be temporarily suspending all classes. We will re-evaluate next Sunday, March 22nd regarding our next steps we will take and will communicate these actions as soon as we can..
We as an organization are taking many measures to protect the health of our employees, students and parents.
Thank you for your understanding, patience and flexibility during this challenging time. By working together to do our part to stop the spread of this virus we can get back to a regular routine as soon as possible.

All questions and/or concerns can be sent to


Jim Albertson, Owner &
Gary Hui, Director
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As everyone is concerned about the COVID 19 crisis please know that the safety and well-being of our students, parents and staff is always our priority at National Karate. At this time we are remaining open and actively taking steps to help keep everyone safe. We are diligently disinfecting our schools and foregoing handshakes and high fives. We are also asking that if you or your children are sick, please stay home. Thank you for your support through this difficult situation. ... See MoreSee Less

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