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Master Nathan Thorn

7th Degree Black Belt - World Champion


Master Thorn has been helping around a Karate School since he was just a young 1st degree Black Belt and was teaching classes by age 15. Along with teaching Thorn currently runs a very successful competition team which has claimed many Top positions on the regional circuit.

Past Awards members of Team Edge has achieved include

  • Top Mens Overall Black Belt Fighter

  • Top Mens 30-39 Overall Black Belt Fighter

  • Top Mens 50 & Up Black Belt Fighter Twice

  • Top Women's Overall Competitor under Black Belt

  • Top Mens Overall Competitor Under Black Belt

  • Numerous Minnesota State Champions (N.C.K.A. & M.B.B.L.)

  • Top Girls Overall Competitor Under Black Belt 12-17

  • Top Competitor in every Youth Black Belt Forms Division in same year

  • W.B.B.L. Top Rated Mens Overall Black Belt Fighter

  • N.A.S.K.A. World Champions

  • W.K.C. World Champions

Interesting Facts:

  • Thorn's performance team performed on field at a MN Swarm Game in front of 15,000 fans.

  • Thorn has over 20 years of teaching experience and has taught close to 30,000 classes

  • In 2012, Thorn became one of the youngest 7th Degree Black Belts ever promoted.

Competition Experience:

  • Thorn is the most accomplished Martial Artist in the St. Croix Valley by far. 2014 Thorn won a WKC National Title as well as WKC World Champion Title in Dublin, Ireland.

  • 2011 and 2012 N.A.S.K.A. World Champion Title

  • 2011 W.B.B.L. Fighting Title

  • On the N.C.K.A. Regional Circuit Thorn is the only competitor to have won Sparring Grand Champion, Forms Grand Champion and Tag Team Sparring in the same tournament.

  • Thorn has won over 50 Grand Champion titles.

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Stillwater, MN 55082
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