About Minnesota Star Martial Arts in Coon Rapids, MN

About Us

Welcome to Minnesota Star Martial Arts! We are the premier martial arts and fitness club that serves families in and around Coon Rapids and Andover. With over 7,000 square feet. of space in our state-of-the-art facility, we provide the following amenities for your pleasure: an after school study room, large training room, parent viewing area, WiFi, complimentary coffee, and more!

Our center serves families from all walks of life, as we strive to provide a unique opportunity for kids, teens and adults to learn, grow and get fit through martial arts.

We have classes for all ages and fitness levels. So, whether you’re trying Taekwondo, Kumdo or Fitness Kickboxing for the first time or want to train to compete, MSMA will meet your fitness needs and personal goals!

Our kids programs are well-balanced with a good mix of learning rehearsed forms and modern self-defense techniques in a non-aggressive and non-judgmental environment.

We don’t teach kids how to fight; nor do we add to the violence that’s already rampant in our society. We will teach your child how to stand up tall, walk confidently, become more aware of other people and their surroundings and how to be BULLY-PROOF. They will also learn powerful self-defense techniques, should they ever need to protect themselves or a friend.

Your child will also develop lifelong VALUES such as…

  • Self-control, discipline and perseverance
  • Mental focus and strength
  • Courage and confidence
  • Respect for self and others
  • Physical fitness and a healthy habits

This will allow them to deal with any physical challenges, mental stresses, and real world problems such as bullying and peer pressure. That gives you and your child a ton of peace of mind!

And speaking of peace of mind, martial arts is actually a low-cost activity with PRICELESS benefits. We like to call it “affordable excellence.”

Check out the CRAZY-LOW web special going on right now! These specials definitely won’t last long and classes fill up fast. Reserve your spot today and take advantage of this 100% RISK-FREE deal!

What We Stand For. Minnesota Star Martial Arts not only believes in improving the physical body, but also the mind & spirit. We want to create a place of respect and honor for you and your family and our classes reflect that in every way.

Martial Arts is much more than kicking, punching, and take downs. It also emphasizes patience, practical thinking, personal development, and self-control. We also believe and teach that self-defense skills are only to be used to protect yourself or others, never to do any harm intentionally.

While all of that is serious work and can be challenging at times, the most important things you’ll always find at our academy are a lot of fun, friendship, and genuine care & concern – from the instructors and the other students. So get ready to give and receive a lot of high fives, smiles, and good times here because that’s what we’re about.

For adult fitness enthusiasts / kickboxing beginners - If you’re a beginner or are just looking for a fun and exciting way to stay in shape, our Fitness Kickboxing classes are perfect for you! The workouts are constantly varied, but keep you hooked at the same time.

We offer modifications for all exercises making it perfect for beginners of all ages, shapes or fitness levels or individuals who may suffer from injuries.

What makes it so fun & interesting? We incorporate kickboxing and other martial arts into our fitness classes, so not only are you getting a GREAT work-out, becoming incredibly fit, and reducing stress, you’re also gaining confidence, empowerment, and honing your personal development skills in the process.

Both kids and adults LOVE our awesome instructors! They’re passionate about martial arts and fitness and are excited about sharing everything they know with you. Read more about our head instructor below to get a feel for the kind of energy he brings to MSMA.

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Meet James Franklin


Master James Franklin, owner and instructor at the Coon Rapids Minnesota Star Martial Arts, grew up in a military household and has lived all over the world. As an "Army Brat," he got to sample martial arts in different parts of the world - Japan, Germany and the U.S.

In 1994, he watched a demonstration at a mall in Mankato, Minnesota and a week later he was in uniform and hooked for life. Since then, he has trained himself to be the best role model he can be. This helps him teach martial arts and discipline, while letting his personality shine to promote a friendly, family atmosphere at his school.

Master Franklin believes in teaching enjoyable, high energy classes and goes the extra mile to make his students and their families welcome at his dojang. It’s easy to see how his classes stand out from the rest and why so many people are training at the Minnesota Star Martial Arts!

Fun, exciting classes that teach your child self-defense, help them get in great shape, and most importantly... give them the tools they need for a happy, successful life.

Gain the ability to protect yourself and your loved ones. Develop a profound sense of inner-peace and confidence. And get in great shape - all at the same time!

Integral observance and practice of sincere etiquette make up the core curriculum of our dojang.

Ready for the funnest, most fat-melting workout of your life? Our Kickboxing classes use real gloves, real heavy bags, and proven fat-burning exercises to get you in awesome shape, fast.

Burn fat fast in a fun, high-intensity group setting. And because we have absolutely NO set routines - you'll never do the same workout twice. Every time you come it's a crazy, awesome, fat-melting experience. Guaranteed.

How to Get Started

Come join our Coon Rapids, MN facility! We offer programs in Kids Martial Arts, Adult Martial Arts, Kumdo, Summer Camp, and After School . Choose a program that most interests you and take the opportunity to sign-up right here on our site for one of our awesome web specials. Or feel free to give us a call at (763) 742-7960 if you have any further questions. We hope to speak with you soon!