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.  

14166 South Highway 13, Unit 6A

Savage, MN 55378

(952) 440-2333


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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Tonight is our monthly belt testing. There will be NO classes after 6:45. NO adult class and NO adult sparring. Remember to wear full uniform for the exam tonight. Good luck to all who are testing! The exam list is as follows:

Eashan S. - Gold
Kaylyn H. - Gold
Shamarke D. - Green
Henry K. - Purple/Blue
Tarun G. - Purple/Blue
Khanu L. - Purple/Blue
Ethan M. - Purple/Blue
Tessa A. - Blue
Svetlana P. - Blue
Sourish M. - Red
Tom S. - BB Exam Practice
Jen S. - BB Exam Practice
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The school is open tonight! We hope everyone had a great 4th of July weekend!

Screeners: Mr. Sexton will be available to talk about your screening results tonight from 5:45-6:15 tonight. Please feel free to stop in and chat.
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To all black belt screeners: Mr. Sexton will NOT be at the school tonight. Please take the night off as you all have worked very hard and deserve a break. All results will be discussed after the holiday weekend. Have a safe and fun 4th of July! ... See MoreSee Less

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Reminder: Tonight is our monthly belt testing. There is no adult class or adult sparring tonight. The exam begins at 7:00. Good luck to all who are testing!

The exam list is as follows:
Brian D. - Gold
Sihara P. - Gold
Vivian M. - Gold
Ryan M. - Gold
Sergey P. - Purple
Tanya P. - Purple
Addison H. - Purple
Alex T. - Purple
Kobe L. - Screening Practice
Harrison H. - Screening Practice
Joe W. - Screening Practice
Nihar H. - Screening Practice
Gabe C. - Screening Practice
Aditya U. - Screening Practice
Jennifer S. - Screening Practice
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We will have NO RANK ACCELERATION camp next week June 19-22. We did not get enough students to participate. We will have another Rank Camp later on this year. The date is TBD. ... See MoreSee Less

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