About Savage 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.  

5761 Egan Drive

Savage, MN 55378

(952) 440-2333

savage@nationalkarate.com

Director: Mr. Troy Sexton

Instructor: Mr. Raymond Wilbur

Assistant Instructors: Mr. Greg Timmerman, Ms. Airyona DeHerrera & Mr. Dominick Calvin

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About Mr. Derek Shonka

Derek Shonka began his training with National Karate in June of 1998 at the age of 6.  He was promoted to first degree black belt in June of 2004 and currently holds the rank of fourth degree black belt.

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The 2017 Diamond Nationals had some pretty crazy competition and 2018 will be even better. Check out the men's extreme weapons live stream from 2017. Save the date - October 5-6, 2018

Diamond Nationals
The 2018 Diamond Nationals will showcase great martial arts performances from the next generation of competitors. Be a part of it the weekend of October 5-6, 2018 in Minneapolis, MN. www.diamondnationals.com. #diamondnationals18 #sportmartialarts
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Diamond Nationals training starts today! There is about a month and a half before the tournament. We want to be as prepared as possible so make sure you’re in every class. Our EXPECTATION is that EVERYONE attends this years event! Looking forward to seeing everyone work hard in class and SUCCEED at this years Diamonds!! ... See MoreSee Less

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We will have a modified schedule THIS SATURDAY 8/11 for the NK Black Belt Exam. The class schedule will be as follows:

9:00am – All Adults

9:45am – All Little Masters

10:15am – All Youth Blue w/ Red & Below

10:45am – All Youth Red & Above

The NK Black Belt Exam starts at 1:00pm at Hopkins Eisenhower Community Center in Hopkins. It is FREE to attend and the Savage NK candidates would love your support!
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Several studies point to the effectiveness of traditional martial arts in reducing aggression. Zivin et al (2001) for example paired 60 middle-school boys on problematic behavior profiles in a treatment group and a waiting list control group. The treatment group participated in school-linked training in traditional martial arts. Schoolteachers were asked to rate the students on impulsiveness, resistance to rules, self-concept and inappropriate behavior. After three months of training, the students within the treatment group had improved their behavior in class and... the teachers rated the martial arts students as less impulsive and less aggressive towards other colleagues.
Lakes et al (2004) argue that these benefits are a consequence of enhanced self-regulation – historically known in martial arts as self-control – developing will and discipline.
- Contemporary Psychology
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