Schools - Maple Grove

Master Instructor: Allan Kunstmann

8th Degree Black Belt

Allan Kunstmann

Senior Master Instructor Allan Kunstmann started his training on February 8th 1984. He began teaching for USA Karate in 1991 and since then has helped over 100 students to earn the rank of Black Belt. He is owner of the USA Karate in Maple Grove. Senior Master Instructor Kunstmann was North Central Karate Association (NCKA) Ranked from 1991-2000 in weapons and musical form, from 1999-2001 was ranked in form and sparring, and in 2003 founded the Maple Grove Gladiators Competition Team which was ranked from 2003-2009. Competed nationally on the MN Icemen Team in the National Black Belt League (NBL) from 1997-1998 where he ranked 3rd in creative weapons and team sparring at the 1997 Jhoon Rhee National Tournament. Senior Master Instructor Kunstmann was Co-Captain of the MN Icemen team from 2000-2001, winning Grand Champion in Sparring at the 2001 MN State Karate Championships.

Senior Master Instructor Kunstmann's goals are to continue to learn new Martial Arts styles, motivate students to earn their Black Belt and encourage students to participate in tournaments.


School News & Events

  • 04
    Sep
    Labor Day

    Classes Cancelled for the Labor Day holiday.

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    Nov
    Thanksgiving

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    Nov
    Thanksgiving

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    Dec
    Christmas Eve

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    Christmas Day

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    New Year's Day

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Assistant Instructors

  • Steve Fenske

    5th Degree Black Belt

    Steve Fenske began karate trainin...

  • Kyra Zimmerman

    5th Degree Black Belt

    Kyra Zimmerman started her USA Ka...

  • Scott Hughes

    4th Degree Black Belt

    Scott Hughes started training...

  • Jeremiah Ball

    1st Degree Black Belt

    Mr. Ball started in Shaolin Kempo...

Steve Fenske

Steve Fenske

5th Degree Black Belt
Steve Fenske began karate training with Master Instructor Allan Kunstmann in September 1991, and earned his Black Belt in February 1997. Steve began karate as an alternative to typical childhood team-sports. He gained confidence in himself by continually improving his skills through hard-work and tournament competition. Steve's academic achievements improved as a result of his training at USA Karate because of the expectation that he must do well in school to advance in karate. In 2000, Steve became a full-time Assistant Instructor serving several USA Karate locations. Soon after, he became a school director and head instructor, helping students improve their skills in karate, gain confidence, improve physical conditioning, and gain discipline. While a head instructor, Steve helped over a dozen students earn the rank of Black Belt. Steve was a member of the USA Karate Iceman Competition Team from 2000 to 2002, and regularly competed and judged in the NCKA tournament circuit. He now serves as a guest instructor and mentor at USA Karate Maple Grove.
Kyra Zimmerman

Kyra Zimmerman

5th Degree Black Belt
Kyra Zimmerman started her USA Karate training November 2nd 2002. She earned her first degree black belt in August 2004, and began teaching karate in December 2013. She trains in karate for fitness and self-defense. She enjoys learning and sharing the physics behind martial art techniques. Her goals are to continue training in karate and help students realize their full potential.
Scott Hughes

Scott Hughes

4th Degree Black Belt

Scott Hughes started training in martial arts in 1991.  He has trained at various studios and with the Junior Olympic Team for a short time when he was younger. Mr. Hughes currently competes both locally on the NCKA tournament circuit and nationally on the NASKA tournament circuit.  He received his black belt with USA Karate in March of 2012.  One day Mr. Hughes hopes to run his own USA Karate school and become a Master Instructor.

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Jeremiah Ball

1st Degree Black Belt
Mr. Ball started in Shaolin Kempo Karate in 1984 at the age of 4 and shortly after began competing in Forms and sparring at local and national tournaments. He placed 2nd in Forms and 3rd at the '87 National in the junior division. Mr. Ball continued his martial arts journey studying other styles as his family moved around until finally settling in MN. There he met his wife (an instructor at the Maple Grove school) who introduced him to her instructor Master Allan Kunstmann and the USA Karate family, which he joined in 2016. Mr Ball started working as the Office Manager at Maple Grove in 2017 and Earned His First Degree Black Belt on July 15th 2017.