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Kumite Classic Martial Arts News

Kumite Classic

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The Kumite Classic is the mecca of sport martial arts, fitness and karate for the past two decades in Western PA.  Pittsburgh “City of Champions” is home of the prestigious Kumite Classic, a brand that is synonymous with athletic excellence recently honored with the Pittsburgh M.V.P. Award at the Willie Stargell Memorial Banquet. Over the past thirty years legends such as Michael Jordan and Muhammad Ali have attended the banquet.

The Kumite Classic was home to the first BJJ Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu tournament, championship / competition in the history of Pittsburgh.  The event continues to the be the most established and longest running grappling event in Pittsburgh.    The Kumite Classic is the leading promoter of karate tournaments, martial arts championships and all combat sports competitions in the Pittsburgh area.


The Kumite Classic welcomed some very talented new teams to the event this year including…Pinnacle Martial Arts. The Tang Soo Do specialists put on an impressive display all weekend, especially with their team forms. Congrats to all the team members. Awesome job!

Team Kixxx

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Team Kixxx once again stepped up to the challenge and won the team demo competition against some very talented competition including Win Win Kung Fu and Colbey Northcutt and Mike Spizucco’s team. Congrats to the Ohio Team Demo specialists on another great performance at the Kumite Classic.

Detroit City

Legendary fighter Richard Plowden is a true champion, and now his children are following in his footsteps. Congrats to all the Plowden Sport Karate Champion’s who represented Detroit at the Kumite Classic.

Morgan Plowden, Kumite Classic Women’s Grand Champion

Super Shane

Shane Baker wins the title for Team United in 2011 in Pittsburgh.  Baker is part of a storied tradition of excellence that Team United has enjoyed over the years at the Kumite Classic. In 2010 Trevor Nash, Casey Nash and Chelsey Nash all won Grand Championships… a true martial arts family. Congrats to all the Canadian Champions at the Kumite Classic, making this NBL event a true Can-Am experience!

Trevor Nash celebrates victory @ The Kumite Classic

Win Win

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Win Win Kung Fu performs at the Kumite Classic, Pittsburgh, PA.

Founded in October 2009, the Win-Win Kung Fu Cultural Center strives to promote authentic Chinese martial arts in the United States. China trained masters are the main teaching force in the center to offer traditional Kung Fu, contemporary Wushu and Tai Chi classes to students of all ages. Since its grand opening two years ago, over 100 local practitioners have been trained in the North Hills studio. Meanwhile, masters of the center have undertaken all the kung fu classes and Tai Chi classes at local Chinese schools. Many of our students have competed and won several international Chinese martial arts championships and tournaments in the U.S. Now a few students have been trained intensively to prepare for the competition at USA Wushu Team Trial in San Jose, California in June 2011. Besides, Win-Win Kung Fu co-hosts annual “Steel City” International Chinese Martial Arts Championship (ICMAC).