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AKA Grand Nationals - 2x in a Row


Jan. 29th, 2011
AKA Grand National, Chicago, IL

Team Edge made a trip down to Chicago, IL to compete at the AKA Grand Nationals on Jan. 28th and 29th. Jr. Black Belt team members put a great showing in the Jr. Team Fights as well as their individual divisions in sparring and forms.

Master Nathan Thorn would dawn a new uniform for the first time wear the colors Purple and Yellow representing Team Straight Up. Thorn has always in the past competed for his own school team "Team Edge" but made a decision to accept an offer to join one of the Nationally Sponsored teams and compete full time again on the World Circuit.

Thorn won his Division winning his 1st Place match in 14 seconds flat. Thorn would go on to win the Heavyweight Grand Championship, beat the Middleweight Grand Champion, beat the 40 & Over Grand Champion and see himself on stage a going for the AKA World Title. He didn't win on stage but not a bad showing having won grand champion two world tournaments in a row.



“I personally received karate training from Master Thorn and enjoyed it and benefited so much from it that I encouraged my daughter to join when she became old enough, only to learn of a whole new level of value in the form of encouraging good behavior and discipline with my child. Master Thorn really knows karate and how to relate that to people of all ages!”
“Master Thorn is a great teacher of his art and his reputation for quality is second to none. My 5 year old son went to the Edge Martial Arts to experience Karate. He had a blast learning Karate but also Respect, Responsibility, Dedication, and Discipline. Two thumbs up for Master Thorn!!!”
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The Edge Martial Arts
1654 Market Drive
Stillwater, MN 55082
Phone: 6513517750
Fax: 651.351.7760
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