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Master Thorn wins Diamond Ring

October 7th, 2017 – Master Nathan Thorn, 38, of Lake Elmo owns and operates The Edge Martial Arts in Stillwater, MN. He is one of the most successful Sport Martial Arts competitors to compete in the state. He has won 3 World Champion Titles one while competing on Team USA in 2014 in Dublin, Ireland. In 30 years of training Thorn has competed in hundreds of events and won over 50 Grand Champion Titles. The Edge is littered with trophies and awards from all over the nation. With all of his accomplishments he has always had on award on his checklist that he had never crossed off the Diamond Nationals Diamond Ring. The Diamond Nationals has been voted the #1 tournament in North America by Black Belt Magazine as well as competitors across the nation. The tournament draws talent from all over the world each year to the Minneapolis area. The event has been held right here in Minnesota since its beginning. Thorn has attended this event every year since 1988 and as a young child watched these elite athletes come into town to compete for this coveted ring. Since the beginning this award was put on Thorns checklist of things to accomplish. Many years have come and gone where Thorn would compete at the event and come up short. In 2015 Thorn was injured at the WKC World Championships while kicking he torn his Labral Superior in his hip and at the age of 36 this could have meant that the dream of taking home the ring would never happen. Two years have gone by since then and the slow rehab process has finally brought his hip back to the level needed to compete at the top level. On Saturday, October 7th, 2017 Thorn won his division, won his Weight Grand Championship and then won his fight for the Diamond Ring. Years of not giving up on a dream had finally come true. Thorn is now training to compete on Team USA his November at the WKC World Championships and is planning on retiring from competition following that event.

“Learn from the best of the best. Master Thorn is an outstanding instructor and runs a superior martial arts studio. My oldest son transfered to The Edge 8 years ago and Master Thorn and his professional team brought out the very best in his martial arts skills and in personal skills, such as dicipline, perseverence and confidence. The results, enthusiasm and enjoyment were so contagious that my other son and I joined The Edge,too. Master Thorn makes karate fun and helps you to accomplish your goals no matter your skill level or age. Martial arts is more than fitness and self defense, it is about being the best that you can be.”
“My two kids have been studying karate at The Edge for a year and half. I have been very impressed with Master Thorn and all of the instructors at the school. My kids have gotten great skills in karate that have transfered to both other sports and after school activities. They have greater balance and strength for snow boarding, greater flexibility and endurance for running and baseball. They even have greater confidence performing in others for theater performances. The skills they are learning today at The Edge are going to continue to help them throughout their lives.”
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