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Man In the Arena

When I was a young man training for my under belts, I can remember having doubts about whether or not I could make it to Black Belt or not. The Doubts I remember thinking, “What if I fail?” and “What if I look stupid.” And then there was the whole competition thing. I knew that…

Staff Serve Day!

Your Instructors are fighting hunger by participating in our annual Staff Serve day at Feed My Starving Children this Sunday, February 23! Our Mission National Karate endeavors to be the best martial arts school in the country by teaching cutting edge self-defense and building confident people.  But we want to be more than just a…

76 year old Grandmother Testing for 4th Degree Black Blet

Pam Neil Four years ago Pam Neil set the National Karate record as the oldest person to test for a Black Belt Degree at the age of 72! Now she is back at 76 testing for 4th Degree Black Belt! To put this into perspective – out of 11,000 NK Black Belts she is the…

4 World Karate Champions!

This year we had 4 National Karate of Chicago Instructors become NASKA WORLD CHAMPIONS! You can see their pictures on the sidebar to the left. Their names are Dominic Kraegel, Ashley Dahlquist, Jennifer Tohtz and Ross Cooke. NASKA is the North American Sport Karate Association which is the sanctioning body of the biggest and most…

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Have Your Child’s Birthday Party with National Karate!

Have your child's next birthday party with us. It will be a 'kickin' party! Find out more...

National Karate has improved my life 100%. I am in better health, no back problems, and am much more confident. I cannot recommend them enough!!! The instructors are the most dedicated, talented and encouraging teachers I have ever known. I have spent the last 10 years of my life learning karate and I am empowered by it. I am 74 years old and feel about 20 years old. National Karate is my life. Everybody should join. I’m glad I did.

Pamkix

We are in our 7th year with National Karate and love every minute of it. It has become a way of life that we would not trade for anything. The instructors are great and extremely competent and really care about you. They work hard to make you the best you can be. Everyone wants you to reach the next level. The camaraderie among students is fantastic. We are in our early 60′s and credit NK for keeping us in great shape both physically and mentally. We now have our grandchildren in it and cannot say enough about the youth program Come join us !!!!

Brian

Our family loves National Karate! My children are becoming more confident and respectful.

Lee

I have had a blast @ NK. Not only do I get a great workout, but I have fun doing it too! They have strong classes that build awareness, and have taught me self defense @ a high level. I am very confident walking down a dark street at night now, knowing I can take care of myself. I now help teach with the kids classes, and they are just as amazing as the adult classes! Want a REAL KICK BUTT WORKOUT? Try out one of their cardio kickboxing classes! Wow! You wont believe the workout you get..

DJK

I took my 6 yr old son to check it out to get him involved. He watched and wanted to try it out next thing I know I’m trying a class. Now the whole family goes as I signed up my daughter too. Not only do you get a great work out but the self defense is the highlight. My husband has even commented that I act more empowered and willing to go out more with kids be myself. All of us are learning how to defend ourselves. Instructors are the best. I get to workout, have fun and learn to take care of myself all at the same time. There’s nothing like it.

Linda

Joining National Karate is one of the best things my son and i could have ever done. My son has developed into a very responsible young man. He now tries to do his best in everything he does and is in all honors classes and gets straight A’s. I really think it has a lot to do with National Karate. The owner and his staff are all very caring people and it has just become like our second family. We have developed great friendships with fellow students. It is just a very positive environment. I highly recommend it.

Tina S

My daughter has been attending both karate & kickboxing classes at National Karate for two months now and just LOVES it. She’s made a lot of friends of varying ages and always looks forward to class nights. The instructors are professional, dedicated and fun, too. A great environment for exercise, activity, and skill.

Rene

A family friendly school! There is something for everyone here…Kickboxing classes, karate, & sparring are all amazing! Not only are they fun, but you get a killer work out too! Learning self defense, self discipline, & building confidence is priceless. Both adults & children get so much out of these classes while making friends & becoming a National Karate family! Both my son ( 5 ) & I LOVE going to class!!! The instructors work so hard & truly care about each and everyone in the School! Highly Recommend for all family members.

Megan

Since I became a student of National Karate 3 years ago, it has become a second home for me. I’ve met amazing people and made great friends within the NK family. I achieved 1st degree Black Belt in June and I couldn’t be more amazed at what I’ve accomplished! I’ve had lots of fun learning and helping teach lower belts and encouraging those around me. Also, I’m not the kind of person that earns a lot of dough, but National Karate is EXTREMELY affordable in comparison to all the other schools I’ve seen in the area. I give it an A+++++!!!

Jekuzyk

A great place for everyone! my 15 yr old son and I have been attending NK for 3 years now. My son has received his 1st degree Black Belt and I hope to test for mine in January. It is such a great place, all the instructors are very supportive. My son has become so disciplined since joining and now loves to help with teaching others. Its a great group of kids and adults for your teenagers to be involved with and a great way of life for people of any age.

Tina

My family has been going to National Karate for 4 years. All 4 or my kids love karate. Great self defense, great for self esteem and confidence. I myself have been working on my own black belt for about 3 years ( takes a bit of time as a mom of 4 BUT very do-able) and God willing will earn it this January. Highly recommend National Karate for anyone who is interested in Martial Arts or kickboxing workout.

Heide

A great place for everyone! my 15 yr old son and I have been attending NK for 3 years now. My son has received his 1st degree Black Belt and I hope to test for mine in January. It is such a great place, all the instructors are very supportive. My son has become so disciplined since joining and now loves to help with teaching others. Its a great group of kids and adults for your teenagers to be involved with and a great way of life for people of any age.

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