Schools - Anoka

Master Instructor: John Lysaght

5th Degree Black Belt

John Lysaght

Master John Lysaght has been instructing for USA Karate since 2002. He is a 5th degree black belt who has long been recognized and awarded for his ability in teaching the martial arts. His specialties are traditional form and self-defense.

Master Lysaght founded and has coached the Nationally recognized Anoka AllStars tournament and demo team since 2007. Under his leadership, the Anoka AllStars tournament team has placed among top teams in the State for years, and members have achieved great individual success.

Master Lysaght regularly visits schools and groups throughout the metro area to present 'Safety Awareness', 'Stranger Danger', and 'Might for Right'- programs designed with collaboration of law enforcement to teach children the lastest safety information and technique.

Mr. Lysaght has expanded his Martial Art's training by learning Brazilian Jiu-jitsu and Wushu Kung Fu.


School News & Events

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    May
    Memorial Day

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    Thanksgiving

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    Thanksgiving

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Assistant Instructors

  • Savannah Robertson

    3rd Degree Black Belt

    Ms. Robertson has been with USA ...

  • Jacob Kahn

    3rd Degree Black Belt

    Mr. Kahn is now the head instruc...

  • Joe Lackner

    4th Degree Black Belt

    Mr. Lackner has been with USA Ka...

Savannah Robertson

Savannah Robertson

3rd Degree Black Belt
Ms. Robertson has been with USA Karate since 2008 and has been instructing since 2012.  She competed with the Anoka AllStars and individually specializes in tranditional form- a category she's earned numerous awards in.  She is especially skilled in instructing the SuperKids program.
Jacob Kahn

Jacob Kahn

3rd Degree Black Belt
Mr. Kahn is now the head instructor at USA Karate Woodbury but he instructs at Anoka on Mondays.  Mr. Kahn has been with USA Karate since 2008.  He is Nationally ranked in advanced bo techniques.  On Mondays he teaches tumbling & tricking for extreme forms.
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Joe Lackner

4th Degree Black Belt
Mr. Lackner has been with USA Karate since 1998. He began instructing in 2013 and quickly became a favorite due to his high energy and enthusiasm. He's recognized for high flying advanced kicks and for sparring and self-defense skills.  He's helped many students acheive great success in self defense and sparring. He's the best attacker around, so you'll see him playing 'bad guy' at tournaments.