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New Hope Studio

American Karate Studio - New Hope
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5749 International Pkwy,
New Hope, MN 55428

Class Schedule

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Meet the Instructors 

Mr. Raksa Mark

Mr. Mark is the head instructor of the New Hope Studio. He started his training in 1994 and became the Head Instructor of the New Hope Studio in 2012. He has an abundant history with the American Karate Studio. 


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6th Degree Black Belt

Mr. Nguyen started with AKS in 2007, at age 8. He then became an instructor four years later, in 2011. Being an instructor is fulfilling for him as he loves watching students break out of their shells as they grow, progress, and overcome mental and physical barriers. He is happy to be a part of our students' growth journeys and support them along the way. 

Mr. Brian Nguyen
4th Degree Black Belt

Ms. Mehring began training in 2009, at age 5, and became an instructor in 2018. She was a dedicated tournament competitor in the NCKA division for nearly a decade and enjoys sharing her tournament knowledge. Her favorite part of being an instructor is connecting with students and celebrating their progress and achievements both within the sport and in their everyday lives.

Ms. Kendall Mehring
4th Degree Black Belt

Mr. Teyvel began taking lessons at AKS in 2008 when he was 12 years old because he wanted to gain confidence and learn self-defense. He became an instructor in 2014, and he enjoys being an instructor because he likes sharing his drive and passion with others. His favorite part of teaching is seeing people connect what they learn in class with their lives outside the studio. 

Mr. Allen Teyvel
4th Degree Black Belt
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