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Mon Valley Champs

The 2011 Mon Valley Open Martial Arts Championships was held September 17th at the Joe Montana Gymnasium, Charleroi, PA. The karate event was sanctioned by the Professional Karate Commission and showcased competitors from the tri-state area.

Representing the Allegheny Shotokan Karate School of North Huntingdon were Nick Kosan (1st place 12-13 year old advanced boys), Cameron Klos (1st place 10-11 year old advanced boys), Sara Russell mobile casino (1st place 10-11 year old girls), Rachael Bartuska (1st place 12-13 advanced girls), Gabriel Anthony (1st place 8-9 year old advanced), Luke Lokay (2nd place 8-9 year old advanced), Liz Leaseburg (1st Place 11-12 girls novice). The team will travel to Millersburg, Ohio next month to compete in the National Black Belt League’s Spooktacular Marital Arts Championship. The NBL sponsors the Sport Karate World Games held in Sacramento California.

Fight of the year

Ali Viola

Wow. What a slugfest.  Ali Viola and Colbey Northcutt fought in what many are calling the fight of year!  Although Ali hasn’t trained all year due to her Soccer schedule, she showed why she is an NBL World Champ.  Great fight to both ladies. Kumite Classic, Pittsburgh PA Karate tournament, championship, competition.

Demetrious Cox

Former Allegheny Shotokan Karate Member Demetrious Cox wins the Franco Harris Football Challenge at the Kumite Classic.  Cox a Jeanette standout is the #1 ranked cornerback in the WPIAL and highly sought after D-1 recruit.  Good Luck at Michigan State Dede!