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jack bodell karate

There is no Team Kumite without the original Allegheny Shotokan Karate and Kickboxing champions such as Sensei Jack Bodell.

Building Black Belts in Life since 1969. Allegheny Shotokan “Viola” Karate was established by “Shihan” Bill Viola Sr. The school has a rich tradition serving the Pittsburgh region and Western Pennsylvania for nearly 50 years. The family owned and operated business is a pillar of the community, noted as the oldest and most established school in the North Huntingdon (Irwin, PA) area. The Viola Family is internationally renowned, with teaching curriculum you can trust.  Our staff has experience  working with everyone from Olympic-level competitors to professional sports athletes from the NFL and MLB.  “Home of National, International, and World Champions.”