Congrats for winning the karate competition and the costume contest! Sara Russell won 1st place in sparring and won the most “Spooktacular Costume” award.
The 2011 Spooktacular Martial Arts Championship was held October 22nd, in Millersburg, Ohio. The karate event was sanctioned by the National Black Belt League…showcasing competitors from across the East Coast, including Team Kumite who represents the Pittsburgh area.
Representing the Allegheny Shotokan Karate School and Team Kumite of North Huntingdon were Hope Chase (1st place 11-12 year old Jr. Black Belt) Bess Chase (1st place 9-10 year old Jr. Black Belt) Bridgit Chase (1st Place 13-14 year old Jr. Black Belt) Luke Lokay (1st place 8-9 year old novice) Nick Kosan (3rd place 12-13 year old advanced boys), Cameron Klos (2nd place 10-11 year old advanced boys), Sara Russell (1st place 10-11 year old girls), Gabriel Anthony (1st place 8-9 year old novice), Colton Wobrak 4th place six & under beginners), Liz Leaseburg (2nd Place 11-12 girls novice).
The Spooktacular was the last opportunity for competitors to gain a seed into the 2011 Sport Karate World Games. Norwin Senior, Dominic Leader, is the defending 2010 World Champion for the continuous contact and the only World Champion from Western Pennsylvania last year. Earning acceptance to compete and join Leader at the World Games are Bess, Hope, and Bridgit Chase.
The team will complete it’s season by attending the annual Laurel State Karate Championships held December 10th at the White Oak Athletic Association. The event, sanctioned by the Pennsylvania Karate Rating Association, is recognized as the oldest running karate championship in the Central Westmoreland area, showcasing the region’s top talent for over 30 years.
Norwin Ninjas give the thumbs up!
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.
Good luck to Billy @ Penn State
Dom Leader leads team Kumite to big wins @ The NBL National Survivor Championship in Jekyll Island, nbso GA. Dominic won 1st place in black belt sparring and cont. sparring. Congrats!
Congrats to Shihan Viola for being inducted into the Heinz History Museum! Pittsburgh is now documented as being the birthplace of modern mixed martial arts.
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.
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!
Dominic Leader shows off some skill with roundhouse
Jump Spin for “3” to win the teams over All Stars
Sidekick to win the 16-17 black belt division
Boot to the head, lol
Dominic Leader NBL World Karate Champion Norwin (Irwin & North Huntingdon area)
Franco Harris was in the house at the 2011 Kumite Classic. Dominic Leader, Jacque Viola and a few friends caught up with the superstar!