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Karate for kids Irwin, PA

Welcome to Norwin Ninjas, the sister program of Allegheny Shotokan Karate Dojo the premier martial arts dojo in North Huntingdon, Pennsylvania. The class is empowered by the exclusive Sensei Says life skills curriculum.

Allegheny Shotokan “Viola” Karate School (ASK) was established in 1969 by Shihan (Master) Bill Viola. Allegheny Shotokan has a rich tradition serving Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania for over 50 years. The karate school is a pillar of the community, noted as the oldest and most established school in the Irwin North Huntingdon area. The Viola Family are internationally renown coaches & instructors with experience you can trust! 

Shihan Viola Sr. (9th Dan) is the authority on Martial Arts in the area with over 60 years experience. He is credited by the Heinz History Center in conjunction with the Smithsonian Institution as the co-creator of Mixed Martial Arts “MMA” a decade before the Ultimate Fighting Championship UFC. In 2011 the Western PA Sports Museum established a permanent exhibit to honor him as one of the founding fathers of the sport. Stop by and take a look, it’s located right next to Franco Harris’s immaculate reception statute!

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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