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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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