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Master Stephen Welsh

5th Degree Black Belt - Regional Champion


Mr. Welsh started his instructor training in 1995 and has been teachingall aspects of The Edge curriculumpart-time. He is motivating, challenging, instructive and encouraging to all students. To maintain and expand his knowledge, he continues his own practice - taking class, competing and attending seminars. As a yoga instructor, he has additional experience leading fitness classes.

  • In 2010 Mr. Welsh took over as the Director of the Maplewood Edge Location.

  • Mr. Welsh is listed in the World Martial Arts Ranking Association.

  • Although he was a late entry into the world of tournament competition, Mr. Welsh is a two time NCKA Top Competitor for sparring in the mens senior division.

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“Master Thorn is a talented martial arts competitor, and a gifted instructor as well. My shy, quiet sons, under his guidance, have blossomed into confident young men and fierce competitors themselves. Nathan not only teaches his students karate skills, but encourages them in many ways to be leaders. I am also impressed that, despite his own advanced level of expertise, Nathan still is a student of the martial arts, and has a genuine interest in exploring different styles and traditions. He shares this passion by constantly updating his class offerings, and inviting respected martial artists to conduct workshops and classes. My sons are black belts at the Edge; we feel lucky to have found such a fantastic school and such a talented teacher.”
“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.”
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The Edge Martial Arts
1654 Market Drive
Stillwater, MN 55082
Phone: 6513517750
Fax: 651.351.7760

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