The Edge Martial Arts & Fitness - American Karate - Mixed Martial Arts training - Stillwater, MN
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Learn how to handle yourself once you hit the ground.

The Edge teaches Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in the normal Martial Arts classes, but we also offer a stand alone program of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu where that is the sole focus and students can learn traditional BJJ, earn belts, and enter competition. Bjj Classes are for Ages 8 & Up.

Classes are taught by Master Nathan Thorn (founder of The Edge and 7th Degree Black Belt in American Karate) who is a BJJ Blue Belt under Mr. Thomas Schmitz (BJJ 2nd Degree under Prof. Pedro Sauer). Thorn has over 20 years of teaching experience and also a Certified Blue Belt in the Gracie System.

Mr. Schmitz comes down every couple months to watch the progress of students and make sure that things are being taught properly. Mr. Schmitz is also in charge of all BJJ BeltPromotions at The Edge.

  Great Self-Defense for smaller people

Strong Focus on Technique & Strategy

Classes are Beginner Friendly
  Wednesday is rolling each week
  Great physical workout

Class Schedule

6:00PM 7:30PM 6:45PM 6:00PM

1st time students receive 4 classes to try it out with purchase of a uniform.



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“Master Nathan Thorn is an extremely dedicated and skilled instructor at The Edge Martial Arts. We have involved at Master Thorn's karate school for 5 years, and plan to continue.”
“I have studied under several martial arts instructors; spanning Hapkido, Tae Kwon Do, and Karate. Master Nathan Thorn is unique in several ways. First, he is excellent in breaking down martial arts techniques in a way that improves execution and helps understand the underlying reason why. Second, he consistently focuses on continuous improvement; whether it is the curriculum, martial arts techniques or his business. Ultimately, Master Nathan Thorn's passion for the martial arts sets a high standard and it shows through his instruction.”
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The Edge Martial Arts
1654 Market Drive
Stillwater, MN 55082
Phone: 6513517750
Fax: 651.351.7760

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