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.
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.
The Norwin Ninjas karate class celebrated downtown Irwin during the annual Light Up Night parade celebration for North Huntingdon. Norwin Ninjas is part of the Allegheny Shotokan Karate School located on Rt. 30 in North Huntingdon.
Pictured: Marie Mosa, Cameron Klos, Rachel Bartuska, Lucy Lokay and Sara Russell
Congrats to a great group of Norwin Ninjas who graduated up to Team Kumite. The group of 7 kids all did a great job at the team tryouts! Go Parker, Matt, Skylar, Layla, Emma, Ethan, and Noah. The Allegheny Shotokan karate family is proud of you. Good luck, Sensei Bill
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.