Midwest Karate Association St. Paul

The Midwest Karate Association is a traditional Shotokan Karate dojo recognized by the Japan Karate Association and the American Amateur Karate Federation. Our instructors, Sensei Joel Ertl, 6th dan and Sensei Anita Bendickson, 5th dan, are internationally respected instructors. Sensei’s Ertl and Bendickson have each been teaching karate for over 30 years.

Midwest Karate Association of St Paul is affiliated with Midwest Karate Association of Minneapolis. The Minneapolis school, under the direction of Sensei Robert Fusaro, 9th Dan, is one of the oldest dojo’s in the country.

The Midwest Karate Association of St Paul is located in St Paul, Minnesota.  It is conveniently located on 7th Street in St Paul’s east side.  Visitors are welcome to observe any class.

Traditional Japanese karate is a martial art that develops core strength, flexibility, balance, coordination and mental concentration. The goals of Karate training include self-defense, physical fitness, confidence, competition, and fun.  Our dojo is known for the friendly discipline of our classes and for detailed attention to form.  We have classes for all ages and skill levels, and we welcome all new students. Whether you are looking for fitness, self-defense, or meeting other active people, call us today.

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Watch a class today

Watching a class is a great way to get an idea about our Dojo.
Drop in today and have a look:

Adult Lower Belt Class 11:30am-12:30pm
Adult Lower Belt Class 4:30pm- 5:30pm
Adult and Childrens Beginner Class 5:30pm- 6:30pm
Adult and Childrens Regular Class 6:30pm- 7:30pm

If you really want to get into it take a free beginner lesson. Drop by the beginners lesson today at 5.30. Dress comfortably.


Pay for 2 months-
Get the third month free

Offer good for new students only.
Both months must be paid at the same time.

Karate is fun for the whole family and we offer excellent family discounts. we have numours families that take classes together.

Remember a family that kicks together sticks together

Karate videos

Sensei Joel Ertl Sensei Anita Bendickson also produce instructional videos

Midwest Karate Association St. Paul

762 E 7th Street
St Paul, MN 55106
(651) 771-7901

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E/B Productions
Instructional DVD’s and downloads

Sensei Joel Ertl and Sensei Anita Bendickson bring top level instruction in the art of traditional Japanese Shotokan Karate right into your living room. Learn what karate students from all over the world have discovered and start improving your karate today!

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