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Concussion Safety

Keeping our students safe is always a top priority at National Karate and we have many policies and staff training courses that help to protect our clients. While concussions are very rare in our program the fact is that concussions can occur in any sport.  Some of the protective measures National Karate takes include requiring…

Child Protection and Abuse Prevention Policy

National Karate Child Protection and Abuse Prevention Policy Consistent Training National Karate will conduct safe and consistent abuse-awareness and prevention training for all staff and adult volunteers. Background Checks National Karate requires criminal background checks of all employees and volunteers older than 16 years of age. Two-Adult-Deep Policies Two-Adult-Deep Policy for Minors It is the…

National Karate Instructors are going “Gold” in September!

September is Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month and our National Karate Staff will be going “Gold” on Saturdays to raise awareness and to support our charity partner Cal’s Angels. Students are invited to wear Gold shirts on Saturdays in September (except Exam Day). Any Gold shirt is OK, but if you want to buy a Cal’s…

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…