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South Hills Karate Academy - Rt 51, Pleasant Hills, PA

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At South Hills Karate Academy we teach all of our members how to increase their quality of life by improving the body, mind and spirit. South Hills Karate Academy’s curriculum includes a complete martial arts and fitness system to help you and your family get into the best shape of your life! Learn traditional martial arts techniques, self-defense skills and take advantage of our 1,800 sq ft. MartialFit Fitness and Training Center.

For more information about South Hills Karate Academy, please visit

South Hills Karate Academy - Elizabeth, PA

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The South Hills Karate Academy, Elizabeth location located at 1175 Swiss Way, Elizabeth, PA, 15037 is headed and instructed by Mr. Jeff Weir, Kyo Sa Nim. Mr. Weir’s Martial Art experience spans over 25 years and includes 2 styles, Isshinryu, and Tang Soo Do. He has recently been promoted to Kyo Sa Nim, or certified instructor of Tang Soo Do. When asked about his Martial Arts experience, Mr. Weir attributes a lot of his success in life to his training. “As a child I was very quiet and shy until I began my martial arts training. As I progressed, I began to realize that I was able to do things that I had never thought possible.

For more information please visit Mr. Weir and the students of the South Hills Karate Academy’s Elizabeth location on Facebook at
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Riverview Martial Arts - Rocky River, OH

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Riverview Martial Arts is located at 19474 Center Ridge Rd
Rocky River OH 44116 and is headed by
Sa Bom Nim Alan Ritvo.

At Riverview, the primary focus is on cultivating an atmosphere where we all students work on growing physically and mentally strong. They have a large group of Little Eagles, typically ages 5-6, as well as a growing group of 3-4 year olds. These students attend classes according to their age. Then, as a student becomes acclimated to the traditional customs of class and is ready to join a larger class, we have multi-age, all-ranks classes that allow parents and children to attend class together.

Master Ritvo can be reached at 440-356-5587 for information on classes.

Fitzgerald’s Martial Arts - Chicago, IL

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Fitzgerald’s Martial Arts is located at 742 East 55th Street
Chicago, IL 60615 and is headed by
Sa Bom Nim Joe Fitzgerald.

Fitzgerald's Martial Arts specializes in the powerful and traditional Korean martial art of Tang Soo Do and the Fillipino martial art of Kali-Eskrima. The art of Tang Soo Do is a method of empty hand and foot fighting based on the scientific use of the body in self-defense. Training in Tang Soo Do stresses the development of individual character, integrity, and respect for others. While, Kali-Eskrima helps the student develop a deep understanding of weapons training and self defense.

Master Fitzgerald can be reached at 773-643-5648 for information on classes.

Pine Bush Karate - Pine Bush, NY

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Pine Bush Karate is located at Village Centre Main Street Pine Bush NY and is headed by Sa Bom Nim Alan Friedman.

Pine Bush Karate opened their doors November 11th 1993.

Master Friedman has trained with great masters such as Grand Master Richard Byrne and others Master Friedman was Inducted twice into the ALL AMERICAN BLACK BELT HALL OF FAME May 2nd 2009 and at the 35th ALL MARTIAL ARTS CHAMPIONSHIP held in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania in 2012.

The fall of 2013 Sa Bom Nim Friedman was awarded 6th Dan by Grand Master Chun Sik Kim.
Master Friedman can be reached at 845-744-4215 for information on classes.
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