Committed to Our Students
Great Lakes National Karate & Kickboxing puts emphasis on the quality of service and education we provide our karate students. You will not find any other karate school as dedicated to our students than the team here at Great Lakes. Our karate and kickboxing instructors provide a positive atmosphere for students while they learn self-defense and discipline. Please see our Facebook Reviews, which demonstrate the true passion we have for this industry. If you are currently or have been a student of Great Lakes, please feel free to leave a review.
Introducing Krav Maga Classes for Adults
Great Lakes National Karate is now offering Krav Maga classes. The Krav Maga program helps adult students learn an extremely effective self-defense system developed by the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF). The Krav Maga technique is in fact used by law enforcement and intelligence organizations around the world.
Krav Maga self-defense is a simple yet powerful technique designed to quickly overcome an attacker of any size. Even if they have a weapon or approach you from behind, you will be able to fend them off. Additionally, the Krav Maga technique equips you with situational awareness training which will even help you recognize potential threats in your surroundings, helping to prevent an attack from occuring.
National Karate, Kickboxing, & Krav Maga Classes
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' New Berlin martial arts programs are counted as some of the best in the country. We offer a wide variety of martial arts classes, including our New Berlin karate, kickboxing, Krav Maga and self-defense classes. Whether you are an adult and want to learn, or if you want to enroll your children into a martial arts school, we welcome all ages. Our weapons class is a customer favorite that we offer on Fridays for our youths (8-12) and adults (13 & up) sections. The classes range from beginners up to black belts as well as youth sparring classes and kickboxing classes for adults. Private karate, kickboxing and Krav Maga lessons are also available upon request. Take a look around to see if NK is right for you!
Helping Children & Youth Develop Life Skills Through Martial Arts
National Karate's Martial Arts Technique
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, our instructors teach best aspects of other styles in order give 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, and we jump into other forms of martial arts such as Akido, Hapkido, Kickboxing, Kendo, Krav Maga and weapons defenses. Our program also incorporates state-of-the-art physical fitness training techniques so you will be working out while learning and having fun!
National Karate's first karate school opened up in 1973 in Minneapolis, MN. Today, National Karate has 22 locations in Minnesota, 4 in the Northwest Suburbs of Chicago and our location in New Berlin, 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. If you would like to learn more about our New Berlin karate, kickboxing, and Krav Maga classes, please contact us today! Please also read our martial arts testimonials to see what our students have to say about Great Lakes National Karate!