About St. Cloud 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.  

Heritage Business Center

2835 W Saint Germain St #650

St. Cloud, MN 56301

(320) 251-4020

stcloud@nationalkarate.com

Owner: Ms. Christa Jordahl

Director: Ms. Sharon Botz

Instructors: Ms. Samantha King & Ms. Tabby Botz

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About Mr. James Halonen

I started in karate when I was four years old, and I grew up in a karate family. I also snowboard, water ski and water board, and fish, so as I was growing up I had a lot of sports to keep me busy. I didn’t realize until I was older how valuable karate was as part of my upbringing. Because I was a karate student I learned discipline and focus as well as building strength and coordination. The mental and emotional benefits of karate added to the physical benefits and helped me to become a successful and competent adult.

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Don’t forget St. Cloud & Sartell NK will be closed Saturday, August 11th for the Black Belt Exam! Good luck to everyone testing!! ... See MoreSee Less

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Don’t forget there is NO DAY CLASS at Sartell NK today because of Rank Acceleration! See you at regular classes tonight!!! ... See MoreSee Less

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Several studies point to the effectiveness of traditional martial arts in reducing aggression. Zivin et al (2001) for example paired 60 middle-school boys on problematic behavior profiles in a treatment group and a waiting list control group. The treatment group participated in school-linked training in traditional martial arts. Schoolteachers were asked to rate the students on impulsiveness, resistance to rules, self-concept and inappropriate behavior. After three months of training, the students within the treatment group had improved their behavior in class and... the teachers rated the martial arts students as less impulsive and less aggressive towards other colleagues.
Lakes et al (2004) argue that these benefits are a consequence of enhanced self-regulation – historically known in martial arts as self-control – developing will and discipline.
- Contemporary Psychology
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