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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.

“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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Stillwater, MN 55082
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