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

Owner, Sr. Head Instructor: Mr. Jesse Zaragoza

Instructors: Mr. Roane Zaragoza, Ms. Nichole Kellen

Adjunct Instructors: Mr. Aaron McCauley, Mr. Tom Schumacher, Ms. Tiki Radhika Jadoo, Mr. Joram 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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Woodbury National Karate

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Hello Diamond Nationals competitors, participants, volunteers and judges! Remember to come in this Saturday at 11 a.m. with your awards so we can take a group picture! ☺️ ... See MoreSee Less

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Max, Ryker and Gavin recreating the trophies at the 2018 Diamond Nationals! Max and Gavin are the karate figures and Ryker is the eagle! Making friends and creating bonds! One more reason to love the Diamond Nationals! ... See MoreSee Less

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I’ve been struggling with how to acknowledge the success of the Woodbury NK student body at this year’s Diamond National tournament. School pride is important. However, drawing boastful distinction in a way that detracts from the system of National Karate is not something WNK should embody in our school pride. We are part of something greater than ourselves. In other words, we thrive inside of a system that our Grand Masters, NK professionals, mentors, and volunteers have built over 4 decades. It is through the collective effort lead by our great leaders that we all can experience the quality our students strive to attain. This year’s competition hosted over 160 separate martial art clubs from all over North America.
Having stated that, I’d like for WNK students and family to know that you tied with Team Paul Mitchel for total first place wins in 30 divisions: and that as a whole, the National Karate organization was well represented across all divisions. The time and effort you put into your martial arts is fruitful regardless of competition outcome. And we appreciate your support and dedication to the NK system in all the ways you partake in it. I hope you feel the pride that I do in our organization’s success; and that it inspires you to continue to work with diligence and purpose as lifelong martial artist.

~Jesse Zaragoza
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I hope everyone enjoyed the Diamond Nationals as much as we did. Now that we've had a chance to catch our breath, we can take in the experience and feel pride in our effort to grow as martial artist. Thank you all for supporting Woodbury NK, and our NK organization, as we all strive to develop our courage, discipline and commitment to growth. We look forward to hearing your stories and sharing your experiences. We'd like to do a Diamonds 2018 picture with all our volunteers and competitors on Saturday, October 13, 11:00 AM. Please bring your plaques, metals and trophies to include in the picture. We're proud of you, and we truly appreciate your support and contributions! ... See MoreSee Less

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