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I would like to say THANK YOU for all you have done for Michael and Christopher. They will cherish everything you taught them for all their lives and they thank you for everything.
Elias A., Pittsburgh, PA 15226
Max and mom ( and dad ) have been very happy with his progress in your Little Dragon's program.
I believe we would like to renew for another several month session. He has been practicing hard via your DVD.
Joanna K., Pittsburgh, PA 15228
Just wanted to let you know that your new websites are terrific!
Wayne G., Coal Center, PA 15423
You guys are amazing teachers and have a wonderful school. We are very thankful for everything that you have done for us in regards to getting Shea on the right track.
Rachel & Chris, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
We were all very pleased with our last visit to your school. You work very well with the kids.
Thank you for your time, special consideration, and flexibility regarding classes
Theresa & Liz, McKeesport, PA 15133
I can't believe how quickly 6 months went by! Or how much Isaac has grown in the program in this past year.
Natasha, Pittsburgh, PA 15226
I certainly appreciate all that you do and hope you understand all that you have done for us. Adam really, really enjoys having you as his teacher, and with your busy schedule we appreciate you working with us and teaching him his private lessons. We cannot even begin to let you...
Tracy H., Pittsburgh, PA 15226
We wanted to take this time to thank you for the wonderful job that you do with the Little Dragon Program! Our Colby puts his heart into every little thing that he does and it's because of people like you and PKA, that Karate is a Big part of his life. We...
Mary Kay, Pittsburgh, PA 15226
You taught me SOOOO much and I now look at things in such a different manner thanks to people like you and the staff at PKA. Thanks to everyone!
Janice, Bridgeville, PA 15017
My Patrick respects you and listens to what you have to say. You are one of the few. Thanks for that! I really appreciate you as well!
Thanks for everything.
Lucy F., Pittsburgh, PA 15228
I appreciate the great opportunity to help out by instructing at your academy. Plus all the knowledge that you have given me. Your instruction and insight into kenpo is great, I can see this in your students. I hope to eventually return to help out when I...
Joey, Philadelphia, PA 19116
Thank you for your efforts, ability and patience to work with our Sean and keep him focused and moving onward in his learning. You bring him joy each week. It's priceless and for that we are truly greatful. Sean has never had anything outside of...
Diane H., Pittsburgh, PA 15226
You are just a great teacher! I watch, I learn, I emulate. I pick up things from you all the time. And of course from the others. Honestly, you have given me a great gift over the past few years by helping me to restore my self confidence. I'm on the road!
Andrea, Pittsburgh, PA 15216
Hey man thanks for yet another GREAT class! You guys really know how to keep us involved and interested!
Rich V., Upper St. Clair, PA 15241
You have a fantastic school! And you are an amazing teacher! We are very excited to have you as Shea's teacher and for everything that you have done to help us with him in getting him on the right track.
Thanks again for everything!
Rachel & Chris, Pittsburgh, PA 15216
I initially came to PKA Karate in Pittsburgh for a fun workout in kickboxing, however, after just my first month you guys really blew me away. The experience level of these instructors and their guidance is awesome! The classes allow everyone to grow at their own pace. The...
Veronica, Bethel Park, PA 15102
You mean a lot to Ayden and our family. In fact, all of your instructors give off this peace...it's like a zen-like quality with strength and power. Your comments to the boys are awesome! Your instructors give really encouraging remarks that make a solid impact on...
Lori M., Bethel Park, PA 15102
All of the instructors at PKA Karate are second to none. Mr. O., Mr. Metz and Miss Bonnie make the instructions fun, friendly and safe. It's a great experience!
Always looking forward to seeing you in classes!
CJ's Parents (Bonnie & Chuck), Pittsburgh, PA 15226
Wanted to let you understand just how fired up me and my sister are that we now are at PKA Karate. We are so happy and impressed with what you showed us tonight in our classes. In fact, what you showed us in one hour was more than we learned at almost 2 years of taking classes...
Breanna K., North Fayette, PA 15057
Chad is really fired up about PKA Karate and about you and the others. I think we can say that after his trial period, he'll be staying. Chad has received a great amount of physical and mental benefits from his 5 years of karate (and loved it), but his...
Melanie H., Pittsburgh, PA 15241
Thanks for all that you teach her, she values her time greatly at PKA and continually learns SO MUCH!
Sincerely with friendship
Chris (Makayla's Gram), Pittsburgh, PA 15220
The PKA Karate Academy is just an outstanding school for hands-on, practical, street training and self-defense along with health and fitness. The instructors are more than that...they are actually teachers, as well as students themselves. Their love of the art is very...
Dave D., Pittsburgh, PA 15228
I have to thank you for being so very patient with him. You are such a wonderful instructor and teacher. I am always impressed with how you handle the students. You are so professional. Have a nice week and see you on Wednesday.
JoAnn, Pittsburgh, PA 15227
Thank you for being willing to talk about a very important and very sensitive subject. And also for doing it so well.
Please be well.
Bob S., McMurray, PA 15317
Justin and I are very happy that we have found awesome teachers at the PKA Karate Academy. Yes our little one is very comfortable with Ms. Andrea, but she always talks about you. And just yesterday, she was talking about Mr. M. We do feel that she's great and doing...
Carrie & Justin, Pittsburgh, PA 15216
Just wanted to thank you so much for teaching Chloe & Ryan. You hold the kids up in such a high standard, and we're so proud of both of them. Chloe has always be the super-coordinated one and the younger, Ryan, gets bummed when he cannot keep up with...
Deb L., Pittsburgh, PA 15226
Thanks to PKA Karate for putting on the Silver-Sneaker Kenpo Class at the PNC YMCA in Downtown Pittsburgh. We had great reviews. One even said, "It was the BEST class we've ever planned."
YMCA Activity Director
Cindy Clark, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Thank you so much. Your support is truly appreciated. We are so incredibly pleased with the progress that Jonah has made with you guys. He is honestly loving every class. When he comes home we always have to go through all of the drills again so he can teach us and...
Megan, Pittsburgh, PA 15226
Matthew loves it there. and he really respects you guys. You've made a positive impact on his behavior. I'm actually surprised at how focused and engaged he is during class. You've pretty much stopped his bad habit of getting in someone's face. I really liked when you had him admit...
Steve M., Pittsburgh, PA 15236
My grandson Austin recently started classes and I have to say that I am so impressed by all the staff!! Of course it is a learning experience for the art of Karate but it is much more than that. They care about each individual pupil AND their family!! They do things that include the families...
Randi Scanlon, Pittsburgh, PA 15226
The PKA Karate Academy located at 5001 Curry Road, Pittsburgh, 15236 has been Pittsburgh's Premier Martial Arts, Fitness and Heath Center for close to four decades now providing over 10 different training programs. Our Academy is proud to say we run a professional school which is safe, fun, full of knowledge and family atmosphere with absolutely NO EGO! This is very hard to find in the martial arts today.
You have to Check Out our Newest Facility. There were over 19 months of planning and of building to create Pittsburgh's cleanest, most current kids karate, martial arts, and fitness facility. And the Best Feature is Unlimited Parking!
Come and Visit Us Today and see why many are saying:
"PKA Karate Academy is the Taj Mahal of Martial Arts and Fitness Centers in Pittsburgh."
"...Unlike ANY karate school or training location we've EVER seen!"
"Your new leadership, certainly out-did themselves with what they are bringing into the Pittsburgh and Southwestern Pennsylvania marketplace..."
Come and experience the family atmosphere that you've always wanted to be a part of to help achieve your goals.
5001 Curry Road, Pittsburgh, 15236
November 2012: PKA Karate Academy in Pittsburgh develops Co-Sponsorship Partnership with the Arthritis Foundation for Tai Chi for Health Program.
January 2013: Collier Township Our 3rd & Newest Location
PKA Karate Academy-Burgettstown: Our 2nd Location!
Our Students are BULLY-PROOF! Ask about our Anti-Bully Training.
The Mission of the PKA Karate Academy is to mentor people by positively impacting lives, instilling such core qualities as perseverance, knowledge and action, while continually growing and changing ourselves for the better in mind, body, and spirit; always developing additional leaders for generations to come.
The PKA Karate Academy does not need to purchase trophies or online awards or achievements from local periodicals to put up in frames in order to build credibility. Students, families and their referrals coming into our academy after trying our local competitors and neighboring schools are the only kudos that we need.
We have 5 different Age-Specific, Result-Driven, Goal-Oriented group classes beginning at age 3.
PKA Karate in Pittsburgh Teaches Kenpo Karate, Kids Karate, Krav Maga Type and Kickboxing along with Self Defense, Okinawa Kobudo and Tai Chi Health Program.
Woman's Self Defense- Women are given the opportunity to take part activly in learing the dynamic, street scenarios and concepts with no strings attached.
Kids Karate - Kids Karate Pittsburgh - We offer Kids Karate Programs that are psychologist and psychiatrist tested, recommend and approved. We also have private and group classes for ages 3 & 4 year olds, 5-7-year olds, and 8-10 year olds.
Kenpo Karate - We teach Ed Parker's American Kenpo Karate. This is a Mixed Martial Art that includes, punches, kicks, elbows and knees. It is a self-defense art that is designed around Newtonian Body Physics. This art deals with circles and lines since it does have both a Japanese and Chinese influence. It does also, however, revolve around manipulation of the attacker within the three-dimensional areas of height, width and depth. This is a concept that not many arts take into consideration. It's very awesome.
Okinawa Kobudo - Kobudo -The PKA Karate Academy in Pittsburgh, also teaches the Ancient Art of Okinawa Kobudo (Weapons) These twelve farming tools, or so some believe that these weapons can be traced back to farming implements, are utiized as deadily weapons. This is a very old and traditional art whose roots as some say can be traced far back from Okinawa to China.
PKA Karate in Pittsburgh also has a very special training program that was designed in 2010 to take the place of the "pound and ground" dying fad due to growing injuries and the growing desire for more street worthy and more exciting training. With the ever-popular excitement of things like Krav Maga and Muy Thai, yet with less want of ground work, some people are looking to more street savy, all encompassing, stick, knife, multi-opponent, "kenpo-like" training, without the details and intense study.
Applied Tactical Training or A.T. T. - The PKA Karate Academy is very fortunate to have on staff Sgt. Major Robert Metz, Retired, Army Spec Forces. This new program called Applied Tactical Training (A.T.T.) fills this need in the training market today. No frills, No hype, It's a combination of elements from Kenpo, JDK, Aikido, Krav Maga, Silat, Special Ops Military Tactics. This class goes from stand up to ground to kneeling to prone in safe scenarios, covering open hand, grappling, stick, knife and gun.
Tai Chi Health Program - Co-Sponsership Partnership with the Arthritis Foundation for Tai Chi Healthe Program.
Martial Arts - PKA Karate Academy is a full service academy of martial arts. We provide personal trainers, private lessons, semi-privates and groups.
PKA Karate Pittsburgh
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