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

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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.

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Hello Everyone,

We will be closed this Thursday and Friday for Thanksgiving but will be open on Saturday.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!!!🦃
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Cool piece of history featuring Grand Master Carnahan!! ... See MoreSee Less

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Very proud of MN National Karate's first graduating class of Krav Maga Practitioners!! ... See MoreSee Less

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Last week at our Summer Goals Ceremony, Grand Master Worley told a very inspirational story about the martial arts journey of a young man named Ben Hentges. Thank you, Mr. Hentges for giving us a valuable lesson on NEVER QUITTING!! ... See MoreSee Less

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