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Mixed Martial Arts comes to Meadows Racetrack

Mixed martial arts comes to Meadows Racetrack Casino tonight July 11, 2015 12:00 AM  By Desiree Mathurin / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette The focus tonight at the Meadows Racetrack Casino won’t be on the slot machines but instead on a large caged ring. It’s fight night in Washington, Pa., as the mixed martial arts promotion King of

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July 28, 2015 6:22 pm
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Allegheny Shotokan Wins top honors at Pittsburgh’s largest Martial Arts event

Norwin Star July 9th 2015 “Outstanding Team” The Allegheny Shotokan Karate School was honored as the “Outstanding Team” at the 2015 Kumite Classic martial arts championships held at the 16th Annual BioRhythm Pittsburgh Fitness Expo. The Kumite Classic is the region’s largest and most established combat sports event, featuring over 100,000 square feet of competitions

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July 15, 2015 2:24 pm
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For family, martial arts ‘in the DNA’

By Mary Pickels Monday, Feb. 9, 2015, 12:12 a.m. For family, martial arts ‘in the DNA’ http://triblive.com/news/editorspicks/7736486-74/viola-arts-martial#axzz3fy9Inusm Growing up in the world of martial arts and competing since she was 3, Ali Viola believes the self-confidence and discipline she has gained carries over into her pursuit of a professional career. Viola, 22, is a Duquesne University

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July 15, 2015 2:11 pm
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Law student succeeds at Sport Karate World Games

By Jen Cardone | The Duquesne Duke Duquesne first-year law student Ali Viola is making Pittsburgh history as a successful female karate fighter. Viola, 22, is a seven-time National Black League World Champion karate fighter who just added two world titles to her collection at the 2014 Super Grands, or Sport Karate World Games. Competitors

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Karate kids: Viola family keeps kicking at World Games

The Viola family is a Pittsburgh martial arts legacy.  Bill Viola Sr. is the co-creator of the modern sport of MMA while his children continue to spread his teachings. Great read about Pittsburgh Karate champions.   Karate kids: Viola family keeps kicking at World Games February 12, 2015 12:00 AM   By Dave Zuchowski When

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Martial Arts are a family affair

Evan Sanders | Trib Total Media Ali Viola (right), a seven-time National Black Belt League World champion. Following in her brother Bill Viola Jr.’s (back right) footsteps, Ali competed in the 2014 World Games, ceremoniously passing the torch to her 4-year-old niece, Gabby Viola (left), the youngest competitor at the Games By Mary Pickels Sunday,

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February 9, 2015 2:41 pm
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Penn-Trafford sophomore takes 2nd in world karate tournament

Penn-Trafford sophomore takes 2nd in world karate tournament By Nathan Smith Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015, 9:00 p.m. Submitted Nick Kosan, left, finished in second place continuous sparring at the National Blackbelt League Super Grand World Games.   Nick Kosan walked into the National Blackbelt League Super Grand World Games in Buffalo last month not knowing what to

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January 14, 2015 6:51 pm
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2014 PA Karate Championships

Martial arts competitors reconvene for Pennsylvania Karate Championships TribLIVE Sports Videos   By William Whalen Monday, Nov. 3, 2014, 10:27 p.m. 42nd annual Pennsylvania Karate Championships The Valley High School gymnasium again will host the Pennsylvania Karate Championships, which will bring together some of the region’s finest martial arts competitors. The 42nd annual event begins 9 a.m.

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November 3, 2014 8:07 pm
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Mt. Pleasant author helps examine mixed martial arts

Mt. Pleasant author helps examine mixed martial arts   By A.J. Panian Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014, 9:01 p.m Frank Caliguri (left) and Bill Viola Sr. formed CV Productions Inc., the promotion company which established the ‘Tough Guy’ competitions that represented the region’s first foray into organized, mixed martial arts events.   Their nicknames were earned, blow by

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January 22, 2014 4:25 am
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Western Pennsylvania martial arts team has ‘unprecedented’ success at World Games

By Doug Gulasy Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, 9:00 p.m. | Sports Western Pennsylvania martial arts team has ‘unprecedented’ success at World Games Members of Western Pennsylvania martial arts all-star squad Team Kumite competed at the Super Grands World Games from Dec. 26-31, 2013, in Charleston, S.C. Team members at the tournament included, in front, from left: Nick

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January 14, 2014 3:58 am
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