Author Archives: Bill Viola Jr.

About Bill Viola Jr.

Bill Viola jr. is a Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania based Sensei, promoter, producer and award-winning author of Tough Guys.

After School Buddy

This year the Kumite Classic featured a very talented group of performers known as “Afterschool Buddy” The crowd was cheering as the group brought adventures to life on the main stage.

Afterschool Buddy is a full-service, multimedia production company and future home of the exciting “Adventures with Afterschool Buddy & the Gang®”. We saw a need for fresh, new, innovative children’s programming to inspire the next generation to greater heights. Our mission is to provide television programs, internet content, music & books that educate and entertain children everywhere with important life lessons that continue long after the school day is over.

With a global outlook and a quest to show every child the world, Afterschool Buddy® and our beloved “family” of Jake Poodles®, Manny Cat®, Aunt Junk® and The Rainbow Kids® are ready to launch more amazing adventures in 2011. We will showcase multi-cultural diversity, teach important lessons about the environment, show children how to respect themselves and others, teach health & wellness tips, and show children how to care for those wonderful companions–our pets. Come along with us for an exciting ride that children, parents, teachers will never forget. “It’s Afterschool Buddy® & the Gang. Hey! It’s Afterschool Buddy® & the Gang!”

Young Marines

The Keystone Young Marines is a youth education and service program for boys and girls, ages 8 through completion of high school. The Young Marines promotes the mental, moral, and physical development of its members. The program focuses on character building, leadership, and promotes a healthy, drug-free lifestyle. The Young Marines is the focal point of the U.S. Marine Corps’ Youth Drug Demand Reduction efforts.

Whats the buzz

BZ Construction the leader in greesnburg student housing was in the house giving free estimates on custom remodeling jobs at the FAST Expo Kumite Classic.  Fans enjoyed the free s-shirts!  BZ specializes in all phases of construction: roofing, siding, plumbing, custom bath, custom kitchen, and remodeling.  Serving the Greensburg and Pittsburgh areas. Contact Don Beaver or Tim Zontek.

Student housing for Pitt Greensburg, WCCC, Seton Hill, Tri Angle Tech and more. visit for details.



Corbin Bersen, star of the popular detective comedy Psych as seen on the USA Network made a visit to the Kumite Classic with friend and Soap Oprea Star, Sean Kanan. Psych stars James Roday as Shawn Spencer, Dulé Hill.