About South Minneapolis 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.  

4608 Nicollet Avenue South

Minneapolis, MN 55409

(612) 822-4985


Owner: Mr. Jeff Sidner

Instructors: Ms. Jenna Stookey, Ms. Kelly Deasy, Mr. Dylan Calhoon & Mr. Seth Mellema

Class Schedule

Special Offer

Connect With Us

School Events

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.

Read more…

Connect with us

3 days ago

National Karate South Minneapolis

Congratulations to William Anderson, Cooper Whipp and MaryAnne Kaveckis on your promotions to 1st Degree Black Belt. I’m extremely proud of all of you!! ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

Black Belt Exam tomorrow!! Saturday, 1:00 at the Hopkins Eisenhower Community Center. Come support the following South Minneapolis Candidates as they complete this significant milestone in their martial arts training:

1st Degree Candidates:
-Ms. MaryAnne Kaveckis
-Mr. William Anderson
-Mr. Cooper Whipp

Best of luck you guys!! 👊🏾💪🏾
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

3 weeks ago

National Karate South Minneapolis

Great day of belt exams!! Check out those horseback riding stances from the white belts 👊🏾👏🏾 ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

2 months ago

National Karate South Minneapolis

Great day of belt exams yesterday. Congratulations everyone!! ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

I caught Schae warming up before the exam. Not bad for a purple stripe! (Or a brown belt for that matter...) ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook
National Karate Rated 4.6 out of 5.0 based on 1700 Candidate reviews