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Golden Retirement


November 10th, 2017 – Master Nathan Thorn, 38, of Lake Elmo owns and operates The Edge Martial Arts in Stillwater, MN has just won his 4th World Champion Title coming only 1 month after winning the coveted Diamond Nationals Diamond Ring. Thorn is now a 4 Time World Champion having won 2 N.A.S.K.A. World Champion titles which are based off accumulating points for wins at World Events throughout the year. In 2014 Thorn won his first WKC World Title representing Team USA and winning in Dublin, Ireland. In 2015 Thorn again represented Team USA at the World Championships but injured his hip in his final semi-finals victory that caused him to have to bow out of Gold Medals. Now returning in 2017 Thorn was able to reclaim Gold for Team USA in what may be his final tournament performance. After almost 30 years of competition Thorn is ready to retire from competition and help coach the next generation of Team Edge competitors to their own World Champion titles. This retirement comes after back to back wins at the Diamond Nationals which one of North America’s most prestigious events followed by a Gold Medal finish at Worlds.



“I have been a student of the Martial Arts for the better part of 20 years now, and have studied under four different training systems. For the last several years, this training has been with Master Thorn at “The Edge.” Without question, he is one of the most creative, resourceful, and professional teachers that I have experienced! Master Thorn brings a passion to teaching and a commitment to developing the best in each of his students.”
“Building a healthy body and mind are the reasons I became a student of Master Thorn's nearly ten years ago, but I've stayed with The Edge because I found so much more. I started karate as a 5th grader, and throughout my growing years at The Edge I've learned discipline, respect for myself and others, determination and confidence that I've taken into all areas of my life as a young adult. The Edge empowered me to discover the great things that I'm physically and mentally capable of, and the instructors constantly motivate me and challenge me to improve. Karate is a life sport with lessons for everyone. I highly recommend Master Thorn and The Edge.”
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The Edge Martial Arts
1654 Market Drive
Stillwater, MN 55082
Phone: 6513517750
Fax: 651.351.7760
Email: Info@EdgeMN.com

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