About Woodbury 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.  

8484 Tamarack Bay, Suite 101

Woodbury, MN 55125

(651) 731-5411


Owner, Director & Head Instructor: Ms. Paula Aburto

Sr. Head Instructor: Mr. Jesse Zaragoza

Instructor: Mr. Aaron McCauley, Mr. Tom Schumacher, Ms. Samantha Barron, Ms. Nichole Kellen

Assistant Instructor: Ms. Radhika Jadoo, Mr. Joram Zaragoza, Mr. Roane Zaragoza

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About Ms. Paula Aburto

Paula Aburto is a lifelong Martial Artist. After 25 years of teaching and mentoring students of all ages, Ms. Aburto has helped hundreds of eager students earn high ranks in the National Karate system of Martial Arts. Her dedicated approach to inspiring students to grow as martial artists, as well as her expert knowledge in National Karate curriculum make her both a charismatic leader and excellent instructor. Ms. Aburto believes in the long term benefits of dedicated Martial Arts training; and all three of her sons are black belt achievers.  

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Congratulations to 4th degree Mr. Tom Schumacher, 2nd degree Ms. Kameron Monson, 1st degree Ms. Hannah Campbell, 1st degree Mr. Afton Barron, 1st degree Mr. Alex Williams, and 1st degree Mr. Omeed Tabrizi! We're very proud of your excellent performance and effort during your Black Belt exam yesterday. As Grand Master John Worley reminds all of us, "this is a day that will stay with you for the rest of your life." It is a profound endeavor, and one worthy of all the formal, emotional, and ceremonial trappings. It is a platform constructed from the toil of your aspirations, and from which springs your confidence and knowledge that you can achieve most anything you put your mind, commitment, perseverance, and determination to! You all represent the best qualities that a dedicated martial artist strives to become. ... See MoreSee Less

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REMINDER: We will be CLOSED this Saturday for the BB Exam
and Monday, April 17th for Easter Holiday.

NO KRAV MAGA CLASSES until Monday, April 24th. Mr. Zaragoza and Ms. Aburto will be out of town, taking the advanced Krav Maga Instructor training. Lots of new fun Krav training to share when we come back!
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Congratulations Woodbury NK black belt girls for ranking in NCKA. Haley Barron and Kameron Monson take 2nd & 3rd in individual sparring and 2nd in team sparring. Haley, took 3rd in traditional forms. ... See MoreSee Less

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REMINDER: School Exam is tomorrow, Saturday, March 25th.
REGULAR CLASSES after 11:50 a.m. are cancelled.
Youth Beginning & Intermediate: 12:00 p.m.
(Testing up to Red Belt)
All Advanced / Adults-all levels: 1:30 p.m.
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