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WTAE Pittsburgh Athlete of the Week – Xander Eddy

WTAE Pittsburgh Athlete of the Week – Pittsburgh Karate / Kickboxing Champion, Xander Eddy Guy Junker Reports: Action Athlete: Will air Feb. 1st, 2019 @ 5:30 on WTAE.  Set you DVR Xander Eddy won a Gold Medal for Team USA (WAKO World Association of Kickboxing Organizations) National team at the 2018 Pan American Kickboxing Championships in Cancun, Mexico.  He won the team USA trials in
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Christmas Kumite 🎄

Christmas Kumite 🎅❄🎄☃👊🥋🏅🏆 Congrats to the Norwin Ninjas, the sister program of Viola Karate, on another successful Christmas Kumite competition and demo! #seasonsbeatings demo Season’s Beatings!   The Christmas Kumite tournament continues the “Laurel State” Karate legacy that Shihan Viola established in the 1970s.  The “open” event  welcomes all styles and schools of karate, tang soo do, tae kwon do, kung fu etc. Whether you are
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Xander Eddy Team USA Karate Kickboxing

WAKO (World Association for Kickboxing Organizations) is the National Governing Body for Kickboxing in the United States and a member of the International Olympic Committee.  Read more.  9-year-old Xander Eddy of North Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, has become the youngest American to win the Pan American Kickboxing Championships in history.  His record setting performance took place in Cancun, Mexico October 23-28 at Barceló Maya Beach.  Eddy
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Like father like daughter

Sensei Bill Viola Jr. and daughter Gabby viola showing off the side kick (yoko geri kekomi) in karate competition.  3rd Generation Viola carrying on the Allegheny Shotokan Karate legacy.  


WAKO USA National Kickboxing Champions

WAKO Kickboxing Champs Team USA Congratulations to Xander Eddy and Luke Lokay for earning a spot on “Team USA” at the WAKO National Team Trials in Kansas City.  The two have earn spots to represent America at: Jesolo Lido (VE), Italy, 15-23 September 2018: WAKO Cadets and Juniors World Championships (All Disciplines) Cancun, Mexico, 24-28 October 2018: 10th PanAmerican Kickboxing Championships (All Disciplines) The World
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Your child could be our next success story

Your child could be our next “SUCCESS” story. Come experience a FREE lesson and test drive our award-winning curriculum. Norwin Ninjas benefit from the oldest most established karate school in the area (Irwin / North Huntingdon). Norwin Ninjas is a specialized karate for kids course designed to build self-confidence, instill respect, and teach discipline to children ages 2-3 (toddlers), 4-5 (preschool, kindergarten, first grade),6-7,
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Sensei Bill tops the Amazon Charts

Sensei Bill Viola Jr. is recognized as Amazon #1 Best Selling Author with the recent release of Tough Guys Norwin Resident’s Book About His Father, a Co-Creator of Mixed Martial Arts, Inspires Movie Produced by Award Winning Filmmakers “Tough Guys” Depicts Pittsburgh as Birthplace of the “Sport” of MMA Pittsburgh, PA (September 15, 2017) – A Norwin resident’s nonfiction drama about his father, Bill
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