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Norwin Ninjas empowered by Sensei Says

Sensei Says is a exclusive life skills curriculum in Irwin (North Huntingdon) Pa karate school that has been family owned and operated since 1969.  The martial arts school was founded by Sensei Bill Viola.  The students have been honored as the top sport karate competition team in the Pittsburgh region.  Experience you can trust.

SENSEI SAYS ® is an award-winning life skills curriculum that EMPOWERS children to become a “Black Belt in Life.” The one-of-a-kind education platform, created by best-selling author Sensei Bill Viola Jr., infuses modern character education with traditional Japanese martial arts.  The cornerstone of the course is personal growth and positive thinking.  Sensei Says is structured by an innovative rotation of 12 monthly life skills:  RESPECT, COURAGE, DISCIPLINE, FOCUS, TEAMWORK, DETERMINATION, PATIENCE, EFFORT, CONFIDENCE, FRIENDSHIP, GOOD MANNERS, and SPORTSMANSHIP.  The high-energy interactive classes synergize physical fitness and mental focus through custom age-specific karate drills, games, and exercises. The course is as EXCITING as it is MOTIVATING!  The core principals of discipline and work ethic are balanced with fun and positive reinforcement. The goal-oriented program encourages daily, weekly, and monthly challenges to spark continual personal growth, determination, and dedication.  When children level up, so does their self-esteem!  Our Life skills program has helped thousands of children find their purpose and passion!  Join us and build a healthy body, sharp mind, and strong spirit!  Your child could be our next Black Belt in Life.

Looking for the most experienced Irwin PA Karate school?

The school has a rich tradition serving the Norwin community, recognized internationally as the most successful sport karate school in the Pittsburgh region. The school is a member of the USA Karate and National Black Belt League Hall of Fame!

Allegheny Shotokan is the home of Team Kumite, an all-star travel team.  The dojo is the most successful sport karate school in the Pittsburgh region producing the only NBL World Champions (< 2015) including; 3x World Champion Terrance Tubio,  7x World Champion Alison Viola, 2x World Champion Dominic Leader, and 2012 NBL Player of the Year Diamond Award winner Billy Leader. In 2018 Xander Eddy and Luke Lokay won the WAKO USA Team Trials and became Members of the United States Karate Kickboxing National Team.

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If you are you looking for the most experienced Irwin PA karate school, then try out the Norwin Ninjas today.

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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