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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.

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. 



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.


We have a variety of classes that will give students a wide view on several kinds of martial arts, from self-defense to classical martial arts to sport karate. As an overview, we offer:







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! 


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.


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    lun, 03 abr
    03-abr 19:00 – 04-abr 19:00
    Brainerd, 1313 S 6th St, Brainerd, MN 56401, USA
    Weekly recurring beginner classes, open to all! First class is free, check out our subscription plans after!

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 9 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) Click here to be taken to our registration and payment page!
d) 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

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.

Point Sparring

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.

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.

Creative Forms

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.

Continuous Sparring

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

Korean Forms

Extreme Forms

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.

Weapons Forms

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.


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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