Allegheny Shotokan Karate black belts represent over decades of martial arts excellence in the North Huntingdon area since the 1960s.
Pictured Left to Right: Front Row: Dave Zezza, Perry Culver, Ray Walters, Bill Viola Sr., Bill Viola Jr. Ray Adams, Tim Meyer, Rocky Whatule
Second Row: Dave Crissman, Bill Holshue, George Yurechko, Joce Viola, Ali Viola, Jacque Viola, Addie Viola, Dominic Leader, Dave Jones
Back Row: Mark Luctoch, Josh Dorazio, Arnold Mosa, Billy Leader, Connor Burns, Charlie Slie
Since 1969, The Allegheny Shotokan Karate School has produced some of the most celebrated martial artists in the history of Pennsylvania; recognized as the most successful national and international sport karate school in the Pittsburgh region by the National Black Belt League. North Huntingdon Martial Artist Sensei Bill Viola Sr. founded the organization nearly forty five years ago and since taught tens of thousands students over his career.
Viola explains, “Even though so many students have trained with me over the years, its only an elite group that earn the rank of black belt from Allegheny Shotokan. I believe in quality over quantity, when it comes to wearing that particular belt.”