Hello, 🇺🇸USAProKarate🦅 here with a friendly reminder: We are CLOSED this week & Re-open Tuesday July 5th.🗽Happy Freedom/Independence Day! Please stay active+safe!💖 Updates: Our Hyper Day Camp was an amazing success! Earn A Belt Camp: July 18-22 is FULL/CLOSED, but Weapons Camp: August 8-12, for Ages 8+ is OPEN with spots available! See Our Day Camps Page to Register. "The Squirrel Hill Night Market" a huge Family festival held on our own street, Murray Avenue this last Saturday, June 25th, was hugely successful with many FREE Class Winners! For the next 2 scheduled, look for our Red Tent and Blue Mats to Join us for Kids Karate Games, Demos, FREE Class drawings and lots of food, music, arts & crafts to be held on Saturdays, August 27th and October 1st each from 6-10 PM!

George J. Mowod | Martial Arts Instructor

George J. Mowod

George J. Mowod

Trained in the Martial Arts since age 12

  • 7th Degree Black belt - Okinawan Isshinryu Karate-do Association
  • Krav Maga Worldwide™ Official Training Center Licensee and Certified Instructor
  • 5th Degree Black belt - Isshinryu World Karate Association
  • 4th Degree Black belt - United States Karate Association
  • 1st Degree Black belt - Okinawan Kenpo
  • 1st Degree Black belt - Academy of Okinawan Karate
  • Nationally rated fighting and forms Competitor
  • Certified Instructor - Inayan System of Eskrima, Sinawali and Dequerdas
  • Undefeated State & City Champion (1981-1982)
  • Head Instructor - Penn State Karate Club (1974-1977)

Additional Education and Employment

  • Practicing Attorney
  • Past Instructor at Duquesne University Paralegal Institute
  • Juris Doctor Degree - Duquesne University School of Law
  • Bachelor's Degree - Pennsylvania State University


Serving the Pittsburgh Community Since 1981

  • Sponsor of the Girl Scout Karate & Self-Defense Merit Badge
  • Fitness Kickboxing Programs at local university organizations
  • Trainer of Burns International Security Guards
  • Self Defense Workshops at community public and private elementary, middle schools and high schools and for local children, teens, women and teacher groups, such as Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Friendship Circle, JCC of PGH, Hadassah, Gwen's Girls and many more
  • Hyper Pro Training™ Youth Empowerment Workshops
  • Krav Maga Worldwide™ Women’s Empowerment Workshops
  • AJ Draven’s Krav Maga 6 Week Get Fit Challenges

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