Great Lakes National Karate
Martial Arts & Kickboxing in the Milwaukee, New Berlin, Waukesha, and Brookfield areas!

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Great Lakes National Karate

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The New Berlin, WI Great Lakes National Karate location is accessible from West Allis, Muskego, Brookfield, and Milwaukee as well as the communities of Waukesha, West Allis, Mukwonago, Greenfield and Elm Grove. National Karate has earned respect throughout the nation, not just the Great Lakes region. Having built a sterling reputation over nearly 40 years, NK's professional instructors and adult and kids' martial arts programs are counted as one of the best available in the country. We offer a wide variety of classes from adults, children under 8 years, and children from 8-12. We also offer a weapons class that a lot of our customers love! The weapons class is offered Fridays for our Youths 8-12 and Adults 13 & Up sections. Our classes range from Beginners up to Black Belt as well as Youth Sparring classes and Kickboxing classes for adults. We are so dedicated that we offer private martial arts and karate lessons available upon request. Take a look at our schedule, FAQs, blog and other pages to see if NK is right for you!


National Karate and Kickboxing (or just NK) is an "Americanized" form of Karate with roots in Tae Kwon Do and Karate. "Americanized" means that instead of teaching just one style, we are open to teaching the best aspects of other styles of martial arts in our quest to give our students the best self-defense training available. For instance, Judo has the best throws and take downs, so in addition to teaching Karate and Tae Kwon Do, we will also teach our students the best moves that Judo has to offer. Boxing has the best punching techniques, so we will teach our students how to throw jabs, punches, hooks and other boxing techniques. We also teach our students the best techniques from Akido, Hapkido, Kickboxing, Kendo, and weapons defenses.

Our program also incorporates state-of-the-art physical fitness training techniques so that while you are learning to defend yourself, you are also getting into the kind of physical condition you have always wanted. Our Kid's martial arts program meets the physical challenges that children need while teaching them life skills.


In 1973, our first school opened in Minneapolis, MN under Grand Masters and 9th Degree Black Belts, John Worley and Larry Carnahan. National Karate now has 22 locations in Minnesota, 4 in the Northwest Suburbs of Chicago and 1 location in the State of Wisconsin - making us the Midwest's largest martial arts organization. Having taught more than 60,000 students and currently training more than 6,000 active members, National Karate and Kickboxing is truly the largest and most prestigious martial arts organization in the Midwest.