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About the author: Bill Viola Jr. is Amazon best-selling author and creator of the award-winning Sensei Says® life skills curriculum. He experienced the "Golden Era" of MMA firsthand as his father, Bill Sr., is credited as the co-creator of the sport of mixed martial arts in 1979. His book Godfathers of MMA inspired the critically acclaimed SHOWTIME film Tough Guys where he acted as a producer alongside an Academy Award accredited team. The Viola family owns and operates Allegheny Shotokan Karate in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania now celebrating their 50-year anniversary (1969-2019). He is currently the President of Kumite Classic Entertainment Corp.
Congratulations to best selling author Bill Viola Jr. on his latest book, “Go Ask Your Dad.” His chapter “Sensei Says” is a motivational read for anyone, not just martial artists. Viola Jr. was the inspiration behind “Godfathers of MMA” which was the basis of the upcoming film Tough Guys.
“Being a SENSEI isn’t for everyone, but everyone needs a SENSEI.” -Bill Viola Jr.