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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 have studied under several martial arts instructors; spanning Hapkido, Tae Kwon Do, and Karate. Master Nathan Thorn is unique in several ways. First, he is excellent in breaking down martial arts techniques in a way that improves execution and helps understand the underlying reason why. Second, he consistently focuses on continuous improvement; whether it is the curriculum, martial arts techniques or his business. Ultimately, Master Nathan Thorn's passion for the martial arts sets a high standard and it shows through his instruction.”
“Our 2 boys have attended the Edge since they were 4 1/2 years old. Both of them really enjoy going to karate classes. Master Thorn is awesome with the Little Dragons. He has just the right amount of discipline and fun for the young kids to stay excited about karate. We would never go anywhere else to learn karate.”
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The Edge Martial Arts
1654 Market Drive
Stillwater, MN 55082
Phone: 6513517750
Fax: 651.351.7760
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