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Santa with Gift CardCals Toy Drive Box

National Karate likes to celebrate the Holiday Season with two great traditions!  Our NK Gift Card Give Away and our Toy Drive for Kids with Cancer.

Free NK Gift Cards!

During the Christmas and Hanukkah Season we give our students Free Gift Cards that can be given to friends, family or anyone you think would benefit from our Karate & Kickboxing program.  The Gift Card is good for one beginner self-defense program and a Free Uniform.  Or it can be used for one month of Kickboxing classes!


The best part is that you get to give a gift worth $90 and National Karate will pick up the tab!  The Free Gift Cards will only be available until December 22nd or until we run out.

So if you know anyone who would benefit from our program of building strength, confidence and focus – give them the gift that keeps on giving!


Speaking of gifts!

One of my favorite National Karate Community Service projects is our annual Toy Drive for children fighting cancer.  The toys are given to the children while they are at the hospital to try to brighten their day while they are getting their treatment.

Toy Drive Edit

All students who donate a toy will be given a Community Service Stripe on their belt!  And yes – you can earn more than one stripe this way.  Last year I had a student who brought a new toy every class for 3 weeks.  He had a lot of stripes!

South Elgin Karate Kid with belt

We partner with the Cal’s Angels Foundation to get the toys in the hands of these courageous kids. To learn more about Cal’s Angels click here.

So while you’re Christmas shopping this year, maybe pick up an extra toy!

Author: Master Cristian Nelson