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Welcome to the 
Team...we've got a place for you!

From beginners to professionals on the competition circuit, our gym is there to serve as a community and karate family for all...come hang out at our house and develop the gold or nothing mindset. Come early. Come often. Just come on over. 

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OUR UPCOMING EVENTS

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  • Aug 22, 2023, 4:00 PM CDT – Aug 23, 2038, 4:00 PM CDT
    Brainerd, 1313 S 6th St, Brainerd, MN 56401, USA
    Little Dragons at 4 PM and 5 PM, Juniors at 4 PM and 5 PM, Adults at 6 and 6:30. Check out our rolling class times at the half hour!
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LIMITED SLOTS AVAILABLE! 

THIS SUMMER!

TEAM ASCENSION IS HOSTING A SUMMER CAMP FOR ALL AGES!
Our camp works as a fun, intensive introduction to martial arts for children of all ages! BUILD THE MINDSET 2024 will start kids off strong with a basis in Classical Karate-do, classical weapons, gymnastics, yoga, self defense, kenpo, beginner language, and more! 

 

WHAT

A co-ed daily summer camp, we will run on a 4:1 camper to staff ratio, and our facilities are open to all school age children! This summer, every child at Team Ascension is guaranteed to learn skills they'll use for a life time! 

WHO

Brainerd is our home, and Team Ascension wants to bring nothing but the best to Brainerd! We live for our community, and giving our next generation values like discipline, self-confidence, respect, self-impowerment, and more are what Team Ascension's all about! 

 

JAPANESE MARTIAL ARTS THEATRE EXPERIENCE! 
MARTIAL ARTS... AND MORE!

Woodworking, laser art, American Sign Language, reading, theatre arts, acting, Spanish, guitar, piano, and the most amazing end of summer show at the Brainerd high school auditorium...! 

IT'S TIME TO PLAN FOR SUMMER!  Where do you want to be?  Call for more details! As low as $17.50/4 hour session! Multiple discounts apply including military, family, teacher, and more!

Session Daily Schedule:
7 AM - 11 AM 
11 AM - 3 PM
1 PM - 5 PM

Late pickup up to 6 PM can be coordinated with the Central Lakes Learning Center  Please inquire about lunch requirements. Special thanks to staff of Black Belts Dont Quit for co-hosting this program! 

REGISTRATION FOR MORE THAN ONE SESSION AVAILABLE!

 

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TEAM ASCENSION PRE-SCHOOL PLAYGROUND!

TEAM ASCENSION & THE CLLC are now offering fun, upbeat classes for kids ages 2-6 every SATURDAY and WEDNESDAY morning at 10AM! Kids practice fine motor skills that help with speech and communication development, pre-reading skills, STEM, gymnastics, baby's martial arts, and more! We have such fun - first three classes are free! Great Mommy and Me class - or Daddy and me!

Contact 218 513 5816 (phone/text) for more information or find us on Facebook @teamascensionkaratemn

We are a results oriented program, building today's students into future champions and instructors.

That's why our students are invited to come to class for at least an hour as often as they would like to train.

Welcome 2024! Check out our New Year celebration pricing and schedule!
Daily rate: $14 Punch card: $65 Unlimited classes: $89
*Prices going up June 3 - become grandfathered forever by grabbing a punch card today!

The first 3 classes are 
always free - come in &
check us out!
Sidekick! (1)
Star-Block Set! (3)
Short Form 1! (2)

CHAMPIONSHIP-WINNING CLASSES

Classes are taught by WKC awarded world champion instructors, each of whom has a different specialty in a variety of martial arts. Our pedigree is in the gold and our philosophy is to train hard, train well, and love what we do. Team Ascsension brings to the Central Lakes area the kind of program you'd have to go to Chicago to get.

WHAT STYLES WE TEACH

 As an overview, we offer:

- CLASSICAL SHITO-RYU

- HAWAIIAN KENPO

- AMERICAN KENPO

-AMERICAN BOXING

- MUAY THAI 

- SPORT KARATE

- WEAPONS TRAINING

- SELF DEFENSE

- KICKBOXING

- SPARRING

We provide an in-depth ready to work instructor program. Get hands on experience at the gym and at the end of it, have job skills that can serve you not just in the martial arts world, but in any sphere of career you choose to pursue. 

INSTRUCTOR TRAINING PROGRAMS

At Team Ascension, we believe that everyone has the right to self-defense, and the right to feel good in the environment that they are in. Our school is founded on the principles of encouragement, and awareness that everyone is at a different stage and has different needs. Classes are tailored to accommodate all ages, fitness levels, and goals.

ACCESSIBLE CLASSES FOR
PEOPLE OF ALL AGES

We provide an online option for all our students. Our Zoom classes are dynamic, and our instructors are experienced in making martial arts over Zoom a fun and easy experience for all! Only want the information and not the live class? Check out our online video course today! 

ONLINE CURRICULUM

Whether you are looking for yoga or gymnastics to supplement your martial arts training, or it's the main thing you're interested in, we provide it. Our yoga is taught by a certified instructor focused on the healing capacity of yoga, and the many things it can bring to your life. Our gymnastics instructors are fun-loving and focused, and ready to train people of all levels.

YOGA + GYMNASTICS

ONLINE QUESTION THROWDOWN!
KARATE FORMS GUYS VS. THE FIGHTERS
WHICH DISCIPLINE MAKES THE BEST MARTIAL ARTIST? YOU DECIDE!
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FORMS?

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FIGHTING?

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What Should You Expect From a High Quality Martial Arts Program?

Martial arts at Team Ascension has never been about kicking and punching exclusively, although our world champion athletes prove that our training works for those looking to compete at the highest levels. For us, all that kicking and punching is the game we plan to elevate our mindset so we can overcome the hard parts in life and reach our goals.

At our school, we teach a 'gold or nothing' mindset.  That doesn't mean we aren't very, very proud of work that doesn't reach gold.  We most certainly are because every day you are working you are closer to your goal! Rather, it means that we are always seeking to do our very best in whatever we are doing.  Maybe we are trying to master a difficult karate form or maybe we are trying to get an A in a math class we think is tough. The mindset is the same for both--you kick and punch as hard as you can until the job is done.  We are fighters!

In our opinion, every person should have an opportunity to be in a martial arts program...it changes lives. It lifts up hearts. And, it gives people the strength to reach their dreams.  This sport teaches you how to eliminate your doubts about yourself. It changes your mind about what you think is possible.  And the positivity is catchy, making whomever comes with you experience the same kind of positive attitude!  By the time you reach black belt, with a new mindset, you will not just be strong of body, but strong of spirit. 

Can you imagine an entire city of people thinking positively and fulfilling their own dreams, using their talents every day to the best of their ability?  We can.  And that's why we opened our gym.  

Did You Know?  

We have short courses that last from one to nine weeks!  Not everyone wants to commit to a long term black belt program.  That's okay!  You can get a similar effect by joining in short courses!  Check them out from our menu above, or press this link here by clicking below.

How to join us?  Two ways!  Online or in person!
Please contact us at 218-513-5816 for more information. 
But here is the process:


a) Decide if you want to do classes online, in person, or both online and in person.

b) Drop by our studio some week day evening at 1313 South 6th St. after 3 PM, or contact us during the day by phone. 
We offer classes online throughout the daytime hours for all ages and abilities!  In the evening, between 4 PM and 8 PM, we offer classes live and online simultaneously.  If making it into the dojo some night is difficult, with our program you can still join class from the comfort of your home!


c) After registration on the website or at the live studio, come to class in person or via zoom!  That is it!

Karate is a sport that lasts not through high school, but a lifetime...
...the hardest part is just showing up because we can teach you the rest!
Classical Forms
Creative Forms
Extreme Forms

Traditional forms make up the basis for the typical curriculum found in a karate school.  On the competitive level, it is composed of several different divisions.  Traditional forms are typically divided into Classical, Korean, Hard Style, and Chinese.

Modern traditional forms have evolved to open hand movements that you might see modified from a dance or a tumbling class.  These are exciting and explosive minute and a half karate forms that do not include flips.

Extreme forms combine martial arts and gymnastics to press the pinnacle of athleticism to its highest level.  These forms include jumps, flips, spins, and electrify crowds with their daredevil stunts.  And while the gymnastics wow the crowds, the traditional karate elements make it uniquely martial arts.

Point Sparring
Continuous Sparring
Weapons Forms

Point sparring is a game of hard tag with pads.  It relies on speed of punches, footwork, and strategy.  Point sparring is a chess game that keeps a body on its toes, and fit for life.

Like its cousin point sparring, continuous sparring is an outstanding way to stay fit.  Incorprating more elements of boxing, kicks and punches are typical from a traditional karate program.  This is a two minute lightning round where the person with the greatest speed, agility, and power wins the day

Weapons can be traditional or extreme, and are a favorite division among Team Ascension members.  Typical weapons used common at karate tournaments include the bo staff, kamas, bokken, and nunchucks.  But like the rest of the sport karate world, weapons divisions are seeing new ideas all the time.  To win at a weapons contest, focus on speed and creativity.

American Kenpo

American Kenpo is fast becoming one of the most popular forms of self defense in the United States.  With its common sense approach and highly effective techniques, people of all ages are able to enjoy this particular discipline with practical applications to real world situations.

Korean Forms

Kobudo

Korean forms, evolving from Tang Soo Do, is defined by high kicks, flexibility, strength, power, and presence.  Great crowd pleasing showmanship coupled with rapid fire kicking and punching make this a crowd pleaser on stages around the world and tournaments world wide.

Many competitors mistake traditional weapons for another style of creative weapons.  In fact, Kobudo has its own set of standardized techniques and forms based in Okinawan martial arts.  

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