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Allegheny Shotokan named ‘top team’ at Pittsburgh Kumite Classic

 | SundayJuly 2, 2017, 11:00 p.m.

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The Allegheny Shotokan Karate School was honored as the “Top Team” at the 2017 Kumite Classic martial arts championships at the 18th annual Pittsburgh Fitness Expo on May 26-27 at Monroeville Convention Center.

The Kumite Classic is the region’s largest multisport convention, featuring more than 100,000 square feet of competitions and participation from around the world.

One hundred students from the Pittsburgh based school and their sister program “Norwin Ninjas” competed at the tournament. The school brought home more top honors than any other school in North America.

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The team qualified to compete in Las Vegas this week for the WAKO North American Championships, part of UFC International Fight Week at the MGM Grand.

The team is coached by Sensei Bill Viola Jr. and Shihan Bill Viola Sr.

For more information about Pittsburgh area karate classes visit www.Norwinninjas.com.

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Family Tradition Norwin Ninjas

Norwin Ninjas:  A Family Martial Arts Tradition in the Irwin, North Huntingdon, Pittsburgh area…

Martial Arts are great way to build self-confidence and boost self-esteem in children. Every mom and dad wants to instill respect, discipline and focus in their kids, but with so many options available today it can be difficult to find the right program.  Parents across the region have been raving about the Irwin based Norwin Ninjas, winner of the Trib Total Media Readers’ Choice Gold Award.  As Western Pennsylvania’s premier youth marital arts course, the programs are structured to develop positive “character” traits that reinforce strong family values.  The award winning classes have been honored for their creativity and unique curriculum developed by certified teachers and educators. Gary Klos of North Huntingdon has a son in the school and tells us, “Every class is exciting, and the workouts challenge the kids mentally and physically. I’ve been around a lot of other martial arts and this is simply the best program for my son.  He loves it.”

The energetic group of students is led by the Viola family; three generations karate champions.  Master Bill Viola Sr. has over fifty years’ experience in the martial arts and has enlisted his black belt family; son Bill Jr, and daughters Addie, Jacque, Ali and Joce to help run the school.  Over the past 6 decades Viola Sr. has taught thousands of students, making him the authority on karate in the Norwin area.  In 1969 he founded Allegheny  Shotokan Karate, the first martial arts school in the area.  Viola Sr., a retired school teacher, has used his education background and years of hands-on experience to help devise a program that not only teaches self-defense and Shotokan karate, but more importantly building character in young people.

The Norwin Ninjas emphasize a child’s “SELF” image and uses goal oriented objectives to encourage them. Every student sets goals and works towards reaching them.  Sensei Bill Viola Jr. says, “We strive to build positive role models, and as our students advance, they are taught to set an example.  To us, it’s all about building online casino future leaders. The mental focus and determination they learn in karate will carry over to school, family and life. It starts a young age and I have seen so many kids improve their grades, behavior, and coordination after joining the class.  I couldn’t be prouder of the kids who have graduated from our programs.” In fact Connor Burns and Liz Leaseburg were honored by former Steeler Hines Ward as male and female “Positive Athletes of the Year” for martial arts. Viola continues, “Kids like Connor and Liz are making a difference in the community.  They epitomize the motto, ‘Building Champions in Life.’”

Michael Russell of North Huntingdon has a daughter in the teenage class.  He says, “I love that it is a family run school. All the instructors are exceptional and they make you earn everything! This is not a chain; you will progress at your own pace.  They have really brought out the best in Sara.” Sara recently competed at the National Black Belt League World Games representing the United States and won a World Title.  Eight years ago she began as a Norwin Ninja, and now after years of dedication has become yet another role model for the next generation of Norwin Ninjas.  Sensei Viola ads, “We teach all our Ninjas that to in order to  achieve, you have to embrace the three ‘D’s’ Desire, Determination, and Dedication.”

New students are now being accepted for Monday and Wednesday classes.  If you would like to reserve a spot for a free lesson at no obligation, call 724-864-3495. www.norwinninjas.com

 

 

Norwin Ninjas Kick It!

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Norwin Ninjas perform at the Kumite Classic Pittsburgh, PA as part of the Allegheny Shotokan Karate Club lead by Sensei Bill Viola Jr. The karate for kids class is specialized for 4 year olds, 5 year olds, 6 year olds and 7 year olds.  It is has been recognized as the best karate  school in the are for children in the Pittsburgh and surrounding areas of North Huntingdon, Irwin, Greensburg and Monroeville. Stop and visit Sensei Bill Viola for a free trial karate lesson.

PA Martial Arts Champions

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Congrats to all the Allegheny Shotokan, Norwin Ninjas, and Team Kumite members for winning the PA Martial Arts Championships in New Castle, PA.  Parker, Ethan, Colten, Luke, Ryan, Gavin & Austin, Sidney, Marie and Liz.  PS, special congrats to Luke Lokay for winning his first Grand Championship!  Next stop Grand Slam NBL in VA. Good Luck

Party Time

The annual Christmas Party was a big hit.  Congrats to Gary Klos who won the obstacle course for the second year in a row, beating out Billy Leader by less than a second.  The food was great, we appreciate the wonderful group of parents who helped out this year.  We wish everyone a very Merry Christmas.  No class next Monday.  Have a nice holiday break.