Colorado Springs National Karate

Welcome to Colorado Springs National Karate where we have been raising the bar in martial arts training since 1973! National Karate has a very rich history and tradition; our lineage is one of the strongest in the country and we can trace our roots back to the early foundations of Taekwondo in Korea.

Each one of our instructors work hard with every student to bring out the very best inside of them. Individual programs are tailored to help each student reach their potential. We have fun and work hard while developing respect, confidence, and discipline in a safe environment. Stranger Danger is a necessity in today’s world and a topic that we address frequently. Our self- defense program is customized for each individual to ensure confidence in technique as well as personal capability.

We offer programs for ages 4 and up and train students of all abilities. Life can get busy, therefore classes are offered 6 days per week to allow more flexibility to your schedule. We believe everyone can do Karate and there are no limitations at what you can personally achieve! Come join us! HAVE FUN and experience true martial arts training second to none.

About Mr. David Kuntz, Owner/Head Instructor

About Mr. David Kuntz, Owner/Head Instructor

Mr. Kuntz began his martial arts training in 2003 at Plymouth National Karate in Minnesota. He earned his black belt in November, 2007 and was soon promoted as director of the Crystal National Karate location. He realized that he had the potential for being a great instructor. Mr. Kuntz developed and built Crystal National Karate into one of the top National Karate competing schools and won many school titles in both form and sparring.

After working for Master Worley for many years he was given the honor of opening a National Karate school outside of Minnesota. In the forty plus year history of National Karate, only three instructors have been granted such a privilege. Mr. Kuntz now resides in Colorado Springs, CO, home of the newest National Karate location. He believes in hard work, discipline and focus as foundational characteristics that allow a student to reach his/her goals. Most importantly, Mr. Kuntz likes to have fun, which is evident in every class.

Mr. Kuntz continues to stay active in sports karate sparring in both local and national events. He and his family love living in Colorado and are proud to bring National Karate to the Front Range.

Larry Carnahan

Larry Carnahan

10th Degree Grand Master
Co-Founder of National Karate

In 1977, Mr. Carnahan joined with Mr. John Worley in Minnesota, in order to contribute to, and to help in building the world that Mr. Worley had already started, in forming the current National Karate Academy of Martial Arts organization.

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John Worley

John Worley

10th Degree Grand Master
Co-Founder of National Karate

Mr. Worley started his teaching career in 1970 when he and his family moved from Texas to join the Jhoon Rhee Institute in Washington, D.C. Mr. Worley furthered his training under Grand Master Jhoon Rhee who, in 1958, introduced the Korean art of Tae Kwon Do to America.

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Jim Albertson

Jim Albertson

8th Degree Master Instructor
National Karate Director

Mr. Albertson’s dedication to excellence has earned him the position of National Karate Director along with NK Grand Masters Mr. Worley and Mr. Carnahan. He is responsible for conducting advanced testing and black belt screenings, maintaining high standards for students.

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Colorado Springs National Karate

2839 Dublin Blvd
Colorado Springs, CO 80918

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(719) 465-2383

Colorado Springs National Karate

Happy Thanksgiving Families! We will be closed Thursday, Friday, and Saturday for the holiday. We are thankful for all of you wonderful parents and students who are a part of our karate family! ... See MoreSee Less

Congratutions Kitana Everett! Diamond Ring winner! ... See MoreSee Less

Mr. Kuntz won First Place in his division, but lost grand champion, so he won't be on stage this year. Check out the live stream tonight via Diamonds Facebook page! ... See MoreSee Less

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Congratulations Mr.Kuntz!! I hope u remember me from Minnesota I Miss u Teaching Me!! U r Amazing 😀😁 hope u r well!

I wish I would have know you were in town. would have come out to the tournament.

Congratulations, Mr Kuntz!

Awesome!! Congrats and well deserved!

Congrats, Mr. K! That's one tough division!

Great fight! It was fun to see.

Very cool!! Congratulations!!

Congratulations Mr. Kuntz!!!

Congratulations Mr. Kuntz!!

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Colorado Springs National Karate

A few pictures from Diamond Nationals! ... See MoreSee Less

A few pictures from Diamond Nationals!

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Oh my gosh, so upset I couldn't make it out there to say hey to Kuntz. If he sees this, tell him that I hope he's doing well and that I look forward to being able to catch him again one of these days :)

Mr, Frouzi!!

So proud of you Dave!!!

Diamond Nationals are just a little over a month away! Let's get some!
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