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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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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.  


Mommy and Me

We offer classes for 1, 2, and 3 year old children in our award-winning “123 Mommy & Me Program.” Why? “Child-Parent” bonding provides a unique sense of security that fosters self esteem, especially in infants (babies). The activities will help your little one grow and flourish. The mission of the course is to help educate and empower new parents through these family bonding activities.
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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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Voted best karate school

Pittsburgh based Norwin Ninjas Karate was voted the best martial arts school in the region by Trib Total Media!  We thank all the friends and families that make our dojo special. Norwin Ninjas Karate:  A Family Martial Arts Tradition Martial Arts are great way to build self-confidence and boost self-esteem in children. Every mom and dad wants to instill respect, discipline and focus in their kids, but
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