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About the author: Bill Viola Jr. is Amazon best-selling author and creator of the award-winning Sensei Says® life skills curriculum. He experienced the "Golden Era" of MMA firsthand as his father, Bill Sr., is credited as the co-creator of the sport of mixed martial arts in 1979. His book Godfathers of MMA inspired the critically acclaimed SHOWTIME film Tough Guys where he acted as a producer alongside an Academy Award accredited team. The Viola family owns and operates Allegheny Shotokan Karate in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania now celebrating their 50-year anniversary (1969-2019). He is currently the President of Kumite Classic Entertainment Corp. bill@kumiteclassic.com • Connect LinkedIn #senseisays #sokepokey #martialwayist


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Viola karate family takes pride in sport’s Olympic debut

Students of Allegheny Shotokan (Viola Karate Norwin Ninjas) Martial Arts in North Huntingdon gathered outside of the dojo in front of a 20-foot screen, like Penguins fans watching a Stanley Cup playoff game on the big screen outside of PPG Paints Arena, to watch the Tokyo Olympics. This summer’s games carried special meaning to the Violas, who had an impact on karate finally reaching
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Viola Karate 3 Generations Strong

Gabby Viola Joins the Viola Karate Legacy On August 17th 2021, Pittsburgh area karate champion Gabby Viola celebrated her 11th birthday and simultaneously became the youngest Black Belt at Allegheny Shotokan, a dojo that dates back to the 1960s.  Gabby joins a Pittsburgh karate legacy that includes three generations of Viola black belts including her Grandfather, Bill Viola Sr., father Bill Viola Jr., and four aunts (Addie, Jacque,
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Free Lesson

Sign up for a free Karate Lesson with Norwin Ninjas. To confirm you submission text Sensei Bill @ 724-640-2111


Christmas 2020


CommonSensei coming soon…

Sensei Bill Viola Jr. is the author of the upcoming life skills book called CommonSensei. Each edition you “earn” colored belts with the ultimate goal being a “Black Belt in Life.” He is the Amazon Bestselling author of Tough Guys. Bill Viola Jr. is an author, producer and world renowned karate Sensei who who holds trademarks for the CommonSensei a self-help book series and
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Gabby Viola

Meet Norwin Ninja’s very own Karate Champ Gabby Viola! In the words of Christina Aguilera, ” ‘Cause it makes me that much stronger Makes me work a little bit harder It makes me that much wiser So thanks for making me a fighter Made me learn a little bit faster Made my skin a little bit thicker Makes me that much smarter So thanks
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NASKA World Champions

Pittsburgh Karate Athletes Earn 2019 World Titles The North American Sport Karate Association (NASKA) sanctions the most prestigious karate tournaments in the country and abroad.  For the last thirty years, the league has tracked and ranked competitors throughout the tournament season to determine the World Tour Champions.  The ratings are compiled annually, with the highest point total determining who earns the World Championship Belt
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World Champions Karate & Kickboxing

Congrats to Team USA and the 🥇🥈🥉 brought home to the Dojo! The World Karate and Kickboxing Council (WKC) hosted the World Championships November, 3rd -9th in Niagara Falls, New York.   The world’s best from 22 countries converged to compete in WKC Tatami-style divisions.  The competition was the largest WKC championships in history with over 2500 athletes. Team USA was comprised of athletes from across
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Sensei Viola Day – Pittsburgh

September 23rd is “Sensei Viola Day” in Pittsburgh celebrating the 50 year anniversary of the Allegheny Shotokan Viola Karate Dojo (The parent to Norwin Ninjas🥋). “Sensei Viola” Day in Pittsburgh  


Kicking for a Cure

For Immediate Release Contact:  724-640-2111 Finding a Cure for Parkinson’s Disease One “Kick” at a Time An inspiring group of martial artists have made it their mission to KICK Parkinson’s disease—literally.  On September 2rd 2019 the Viola Karate Dojo and their sister program Norwin Ninjas assembled over 100 students to make a statement and kick non-stop for one mile at Boyce Park.  The students
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