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Chicago Area Martial Arts Locations

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Voted the BEST!

The votes have been tallied… and National Karate & Kickboxing was honored to be voted the “Best Martial Arts Studio” in the Chicago Suburbs! Thank you to those who voted! Congratulations to our staff who works so hard to produce quality students and shows such care for our karate families!  

TEAM NK AT IRISH OPEN 2018

This year Team National Karate Chicago had 4 fighters compete in the Irish Open and they did fantastic! The Irish open is the worlds largest fighting tournament that attracts the top fighters from all over the globe. Representing National Karate were Alex Dingmann, Steven Harshbarger, Dominic Kraegel & Ross Cooke. The team coaches were Alex…

BULLY PREVENTION WEEK – OPEN TO PUBLIC!

As a Community Service National Karate is teaching FREE Bully Prevention Seminars during the week of January 22 – January 27th.  These valuable seminars are open to friends of our students and other families in our communities.   What will be covered… What is a Bully and Why do people Bully? Signs that someone is being…

Back from World Championships with Medals!

Our Instructors and Students are back from the World Championships! Over the years, the National Karate Schools have produced some of the finest martial artists in the country. We have been blessed to produce World rated competitors in nearly every arena of competition including professional Kickboxing and Sport Karate tournaments (in both Forms and Sparring). …

Going to World Championships!

As our students are preparing for our National Karate Intramural Tournament this week, we are also sending two of our Instructors and three students to martial arts World Championships!     WKC World Championships Alex Dingmann and three students, Enzo Lucatorto, Miles Bates and Micah Bates have qualified for TEAM USA and are going to the…

National Karate in Romania 2017

Surprised to be in Romania for the 3rd Year! Three years ago when I was asked to be part of a mission trip to serve in Romania by teaching karate and being a camp leader I was pretty excited but I had no idea that I would go more than one time. To my surprise,…

Voted “Best of the Best”!

This spring National Karate & Kickboxing was honored to be voted the “Best Martial Arts Studio” in the Chicago Suburbs. Thank you for those that voted! I am proud of our staff who produces such a high quality student and takes the time to give back to the community through numerous community service outreaches every…

What Every Young Woman Should Know

  Did you know that 1 in 5 women will be sexually assaulted while at college? Women who take self-defense training are LESS likely to be targeted for physical, or sexual assault. They are more confident in their ability to react effectively in a threatening situation, and have skills they can use to stop an…

Krav Maga Elite Instructor Training

     Last week Mr. Mazzola and I traveled to Arkansas to attend the Krav Maga Elite Instructor Training course taught by the Krav Maga Association. We worked really hard over 3 full days and learned a lot to bring back to our staff and students! Some of the training was on “Public Transportation Defense”(Airplanes,…

Student Spotlight – Colin O’Brien

Colin O’Brien wins 1st Place in 4 Different Events at the 2017 AKA Grands! He won the Sparring division, Creative Weapons, Musical Open Hand, and Extreme Weapons! He also finished Top 10 World Ranking in 5 Different Events! (Extreme Form, Extreme Weapons, Musical Weapon Forms, Musical Open Hand Form & Fighting). It takes a special…