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South Minneapolis

South Minneapolis
4608 Nicollet Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55409
United States
Owner & Director: Ms. Emily Lemon
School Owner: Ms. Emily Lemon
Owner/Head Instructor:: Ms. Emily Lemon
Senior Instructors: Ms. Kelly Deasy
Ms. Jenna Stookey
Ms. Diana McHenry
Instructors: Ms. Zoe Hyslop
Mr. Chris Kickhafer.
Assistant Instructor: Mr. Micah Kaveckis
Office Manager: Ms. MaryAnne Kaveckis, 1st Degree Black Belt
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.

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About Ms. Emily Lemon

Ms. Lemon began her karate journey in 1994 at the age of 8. Ms. Carrie Fuerstenberg was her primary instructor and a huge influence on the energy and experience she brings to the classroom today. She obtained her first black belt on March 6, 1999.

While competing has always been a major joy in her life, she took about 15 years off to grow as an individual, leader and competitor. After her long hiatus she returned to teaching and competing in 2020. At the 2022 Diamond Nationals she placed 1st in the 30+ Women Sparring division and was a Grand Champion Runner Up.

National Karate has been a part of her life for as long as she can remember. NK has helped shape her into the person that she is today and she’s grateful now to be in a position as an owner where she can have the same impact on the lives of so many others.


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