Bill Ellis

My wife, daughter and I joined the Allegheny County Budo Kai about three years ago, and I have to say that it has turned out to be a great choice that we made as a family. The senior staff at the dojo have created an environment where by the students earn rank by actually training and perfecting their techniques rather than paying the required fees for a given period and thusly promoted to the next rank as a result of payment. We joined the dojo to learn self-defense but have gained so much more over the past few years that we have been there. We consider the people at the dojo our extended family and the friends we have made there will last a lifetime….as will our training!

Bill Ellis, South Park, PA.
Michael Cichowicz

Most people seem to have an image of what karate is. And in the last few years, Jiu Jitsu has also become a household name. Both arts have been taught at the Allegheny County Budo-Kai since before World War II and remain quite different from the more contemporary versions. It is well worth anyone's time to come and observe the traditional martial arts. They are not sports, not just forms of exercise or simply means of self-defense, and not activities reserved for children, but a way of life that is open to anyone.

Michael Cichowicz, Castle Shannon, PA.
Jackie Cichowicz

I have been coming to this dojo since I’ve been 14 years old. That’s over half my life. As a teenager, this martial arts system gave me focus and taught me how to pursue my goals, despite, or even because of, the challenge. Now, as an adult, the dojo is still offering me challenges and urging me to hone and refine the skills that I’ve been developing throughout the years.

Jackie Cichowicz, Castle Shannon, PA.
Gary Suley

There is a lot of history at this dojo. With quality instruction, you'll learn traditional martial arts at an affordable cost. No ego, no flashiness. Just practical self-defense with lots of sweat.

Gary Suley, Whitehall, PA.
Michael Work

My daughter and I have been at Allegheny County Budo-kai for over 18 months. The discipline, training and confidence she gets shows in her school work and other extracurricular activities. There is no shortage of knowledgeable and helpful black belts to instruct and motivate students of ju-jitsu, karate, and kobudo.

Michael Work, Brookline, PA.
Chris Tobias

The Allegheny County Martial Arts Center offers quality martial arts instruction at a rate that is affordable enough for an entire family to train together. The instructors are very knowledgeable, and the dojo's community-centered approach creates an atmosphere in which one can train mind, body and spirit and learn the traditional values and techniques of ancient martial arts in a manner that is both challenging and fun.

Chris Tobias, Upper St. Clair, PA.
Diann Tyler

I really like training at the Allegheny County Martial Arts Center. The instructors here are very friendly and caring. The cost is a really good value. I would recommend it to anyone who is interested in learning martial arts.

Diann Tyler, South Park, PA.