Master Instructor: Kerry Kruckow
8th Degree Black Belt
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Master Kerry Kruckow began his training in 1981 while earning his Black Belt in 1986 under the tutelage of Grand Master Worley and Grand Master Franks. He began teaching for USA Karate later that year and by 1988 had his second degree with a double major in sparring and teaching.
Master Kruckow's dedication to the art and his ability to connect with both Junior's and Adult students has led to many of his students to train under his direction for as much as 20 years.
Master Kruckow took tournament 1st place wins at each of the local N.C.K.A. tournaments: City of Lakes Open, Fall Central States, Twin Cities Open, Minnesota State Championships, Eau Claire Open, La Cross Open, and Spring Central States. He was ranked #1 in the N.C.K.A. Black Belt Sparring Division from 1988-1990 and took Grand Champion at the City of Lakes Open as well as the Minnesota State Championships. Mr. Kruckow will soon be celebrating his 26th year of honorable service to his students at USA Karate. Currently a 7th Degree Black Belt he continues his knowledge by studying other forms of Martial Arts such as, American Tae Kwon-Do and Brazilian Jujitsu.
What our students say when asked "How was last night's class?"
"My daughters said it was the best class yet! The opportunity of seeing the higher levels doing their exercises and having fun,gave them a greater vision and encouragement. They love Mr. Kruckow's teaching style."- Lily
"I am always amazed at the level of patience the instructor has with the little ones. They really respond to him well. We love it and are glad we joined."- Adam
"Master Kruckow makes class physically challenging as well as mentally stimulating. I leave refreshed and refocused after each class!"- Steve
"Master Kruckow is absolutely fantastic with the kids!"- Zinoviya
"My son loves going to Karate!"-Mason
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