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

Call us: 262-786-6000
Great Lakes National Karate

Children 4-7 Years


Youth 8-12 Years




Helping Children and Youth in Developing Life Skills

Respect Self-Esteem Trust
Confidence Integrity Leadership
Self-Discipline Honor Determination



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 and hooks and other boxing techniques. We also teach our students the best techniques from Akido, Hapkido, Kickboxing, Kendo, and Weapon 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, Minnesota under the direction of Grand Masters and 9th Degree Black Belts, John Worley and Larry Carnahan. With 22 locations in Minnesota, four in the Northwest Suburbs of Chicago, and now with a location in the state of Wisconsin, National Karate and Kickboxing is the Midwest's largest martial arts organization. Having taught over 60,000 people and currently having over 6,000 active members, National Karate and Kickboxing is truly the largest and most prestigious martial arts organization in the Midwest.

The New Berlin, WI location is accessible from West Allis, Muskego, Brookfield, Milwaukee, and also serves the communities of Waukesha, West Allis, Mukwonago, Greenfield and Elm Grove. NK has earned respect throughout the nation, not just the Great Lakes area. 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 in the country.