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Bill Viola w/ Jason Bourelly Tankson and Larry Tankson

WILLIAM VIOLA III 

 

EXPERIENCE:

 

 

EDITOR & PUBLISHER

2003-Present:  Kumite Quarterly Magazine

        Responsible for developing, writing, and editing feature articles, interviews, and stories

        Overseeing all marketing, sales, advertising, design, layout, publishing, and distribution 

 

DIRECTOR & FOUNDING BOARD MEMBER

2001-Present: Kumite International;  Pittsburgh, PA

o       Division of Western Pennsylvania Police Athletic League

        Responsible for overseeing partnership program with Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellot LLC.

        Credited with establishing college scholarships and educational charter criteria

        Directly responsible for setting up operations in United States, Europe, and Canada

        Developed KicKiss,  an extensive competition circuit and membership base nationwide

        Manager of Team Kumite International: All-star travel & competition team

        Coordinating fundraising efforts exceeding $10,000 per season

 

PRESIDENT & FOUNDER

2000-Present:  Kumite Classic Entertainment Inc. Irwin, PA

        Promoter:  World-class fitness championships, martial arts tournaments, consumer expos

        Negotiating all major sales, sponsorship, advertising, and partnership agreements

        Managing all aspects of event marketing, public relations and media relations 

        Recruiting amateur and professional athletes throughout The United States and abroad

        Consulting and coordinating professional shows and events internationally    

        Showcasing regional, national, and international level talent and performers

        Kumite Classic Entertainment Inc. holds the distinction of promoting:

o       Fitness Pittsburgh: Part of ESPN International’s Fitness Universe Program

o       The Official Physical Fitness and Sports Day for The City of Pittsburgh

 

MARTIAL ARTS INSTRUCTOR & SCHOOL OPERATOR

1990-Present:  Allegheny Shotokan Karate Inc; North Huntingdon, PA

        Responsible for running all daily corporate activities

        Certified & licensed black belt self-defense instructor & personal trainer   

        24 years experience: Competitor, Instructor, Coach, 

o       10 x National, International, and 1998 World Champion

o        Honored by The President’s Council of Physical Fitness & Sports

o        Inducted into The Living Legends Hall of Fame (youngest member in history)

 

UNION ACTOR & ENTERTAINER

        Member SAG (Screen Actors Guild) / AFTRA (American Federation of Television and Radio)

Separate entertainment resume available upon request

 

EDUCATION:

 

 

 

 

 

REFERENCES:

UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH - December 1999

Bachelor of Arts: Political Science

n     Summa Cum Laude-Highest Honors (Top 1% Political Science Dept. 4.0 GPA)

n     Pi Gamma Mu:  National Association of College Honor Societies

 

Available upon request

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