Kumite International (KI) is the official Martial Arts
program of The Western PA Police Athletic League and legally represented by the prestigious
law firm, Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellot LLC. The organization operates daily to support
contemporary sport karate athletes.
|Kumite International wins "Children's Choice Award"
Kumite International (KI)
Kumite International is awared the "Children's Choice" award at The Arnold Schwarzenegger Martial Arts Games.
Accepting image awards are Bill Viola and Michelle
"Mouse" Krasnoo. Presenters are Erik Jones, CEO Black Belt Television, Gary
Lee, Director of The Living Legends, and Tokey Hill, Arnold Martial Arts Director.
Kumite International continues to "FIGHT" for the recognition of sport karate champions!
|Lynn Swann Hall of Fame Ceremony
KI is dedicated to the growth, advancement, and recognition of martial artists through financial aid and educational
scholarships. KI provides cultural, recreational, educational,
and social activities that encourage building positive character traits. The foundation strives to instill physical fitness, good sportsmanship, and high moral standards
through martial arts within a safe, non-partisan, and professional atmosphere. KI is organized for charitable purposes
related to promoting sport karate and its athletes in the U.S.A. and abroad. The activities include the establishment of educational
scholarships and charters, developing public relations and entertainment projects, sponsoring travel and demonstration teams,
and the implementation of an extensive competition circuit. The projects help foster and encourage youth to believe in themselves while emphasizing the importance of self-esteem, self-confidence,
self-control, self-respect, and the spirit of loyalty and faith in American traditions and institutions. KI promotes and safeguards
the interests and general welfare of youth while providing a safe atmosphere to occupy their time with positive reinforcement.
a Pittsburgh, PA Based Organization
Offering scholastic scholarships
Assistance to under privileged
Recognition to overlooked world class athletes
Advancement opportunities for sport karate champions
Promotion of sport karate, its athletes, and way of life in the USA.
Upholding integrity, and perfection of character
Promoting sport karate into mainstream American culture
|Mr. C James Parks & Bill Viola
Kumite International (KI) is the premier organization
in The United States supporting scholastic sport karate athletes and underprivileged martial artists. The non-profit organization regulates a complete circuit of regional, national, and international events.
Kumite International harnesses a powerful and professional martial arts network that oversees the progress of elite karate
athletes throughout The United States.
Kumite International is dedicated to upholding traditional values
of karate-do while preserving the ethics, integrity, and character of sport karate. KI offers a competitive arena for world-champion
athletes, while emphasizing age-old traditions of discipline, honor, and respect. The
organization is proud to make history, paving the way for the first karate scholarship movement in America. Kumite International is structured to unify sport karate leaders, providing
an open forum for communication and new ideas. KI has developed technical and athletic committees, councils, and advisory
boards to spearhead contemporary martial arts issues. The organization offers a strong unified voice promoting karate into
mainstream life assisting youth attain financial assistance, endorsements, and sponsorship. Kumite International is the unified choice; devoted to the
recognition, progress and advancement of scholastic athletes.