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: Mr. Ethan Hylop, Ms. Zoe Hyslop, Ms. Jenna Stookey, Ms. Kelly Deasy, Mr. Chris Kickhafer, Mr. Ryan Christensen

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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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