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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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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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Viola Karate Family

William “Bill” Viola Sr. has began his journey in 1955 when my dad got his first taste of combat while studying boxing with a family friend, the legendary Marion “Slugger” Klingensmith. He discovered the Asian arts in the early 1960s. “My friend Medick Capirano picked up karate at WVU in the ROTC program,” my father said. “I thought I was pretty tough, but he
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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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Vocab

These are the required (kyu ranks) white-brown belt vocabulary.  Technical requirements are listed here (kata & kihon)  Japanese Pronouce Literal Common use WHITE BELT ↓ shiro shear-roe white white chōchō cho-cho butterfly butterfly Dojo doe-joe Way Place Karate school Gi gee uniform uniform Hai hi yes yes Hebi heb-bee snake snake Kamaete ka-may-e-tay posture low block ready Karate ka-raw-tay empty hand japanese self-defense Kiai
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My first karate test

It’s time to test.  Below are your minimum requirements, vocabulary and test fee info.  Your novice belt tests are only $35 and includes a new belt and certificate.


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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