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Steel City Martial Arts

Castle Shannon, Pennsylvania

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Steel City Martial Arts

Castle Shannon, Pennsylvania

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Nicole Grove

21 September 2019

Great environment, very clean and a great workout!!!

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Zack Adams

6 September 2019

Went in for my complimentary class today. Borrowed a Gi and got to work. Very friendly staff, great workout and clean environment. I will be joining in the immediate future. More...

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Sarah Beth Floyd Jenkins

1 March 2019

This place is amazing! The professionalism is top notch. The genuine interactions between teachers and students is inspiring. The quality of instruction is consistent. I am so thankful that it was recommended to us and that my daughter enjoys her lessons so much! Thank you for all that you do Steel City Martial Arts! More...

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Carol Mullaney

28 February 2019

If you are looking for a home to practice ground arts, practice here! There is a jujitsu class dedicated specifically to women. The people that train here are very friendly and encouraging. The instruction is informative and paced to fit every need. You just have to come and try it out for yourself. Walk in the door and you will be welcomed. The jujitsu classes will help you sleep better, gain strength and you will be reminded of muscles you never thought you had. You will work hard in the process but after class ask yourself why you waited so long to have this much fun! If you are a woman this will help you learn self defense skills and develop strength. More...

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Will Edmondson

27 February 2019

I visited Steel City Martial Arts while visiting the area on business from Atlanta. The staff and training partners were incredibly warm and friendly. The facility was clean and well kept. They even let me teach one of my favorite techniques. I would absolutely recommend Steel City MA to anyone in the area or stopping through from out of town! More...

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Nicole Grove

26 January 2019

Great atmosphere, great workout and friendly people!

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Ben Stepp

12 October 2018

These guys are very amazing , I just need to join now

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Nicole Barrett Lovato

10 August 2018

Very clean and professional but most importantly the instructors are the BEST! I am amazed at what the last few years have done for my son!

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Duane Breisinger

10 August 2018

Dropped in today on Marshall's no-gi class...great stuff. Thanks again to Sensei and Mrs. Achille for the business advice. You guys are the best.

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Paul Geinzer

10 August 2018

Gabbi and I love being part of the Steel City family! The real-world techniques in the Tai Jitsu Karate program and intense BJJ training are consistently recognized as the best in the region. The dojo is clean and well equipped. Sensei, Miss Lisa and all the instructors take pride in the dojo and go to great lengths to help their students be successful. It's a great workout and a lot of fun! More...

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Mackenzie Lee

10 August 2018

Amazing place to train and the best people. So welcoming and supportive and respectful.

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Wes Howarth III

10 August 2018

Amazing place to learn the arts and make friends. Stop in!

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Jon Tepe

10 August 2018

outstanding place to learn self defense and respect for others if you are thinking of trying martial arts stop in to steel city martial arts on Rt 88 where u will find a friendly atmosphere and amazing instructors who will teach you modern day self defense that you will be able to use in real life scenarios when a physical threat strikes

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Thadeus Koelle

10 August 2018

Sonny and everyone at SCMA are always on top of their game!! Super clean, always organized and above all, Unbelievably friendly!!! Very proud to be part of the SCMA family!! If you're in Pittsburgh, go here and train!!! You will not be disappointed!! ���� More...

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Jesse Saxon

10 August 2018

This gym offers everything you'd want and need from a martial arts gym. SCMA has top notch instructors and an equally wonderful atmosphere. The BJJ program contributes some of the best grapplers in the area and the curriculum is never dull. Sensei Sonny Achille is a joy in my life--and a father figure to many. His love of martial arts is only equal to the love he has for his students.
The facilities are always clean and you never have to worry about snow when winter weather hits as the parking lot is always taken care of. Pricing is fair. But the level of education you receive as a student is priceless. Your experience at SCMA will be life shaping & you won't regret it.
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Celina Gastgeb

10 August 2018

My girls it here and so do we!

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Chris M. Cordova

10 August 2018

An outstanding place and people! My son looks up to all the instructors especially his Sensei and his son Santino, great guys!

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Rich Goff

10 August 2018

I have watched my grandson train there a few times. The instructors are excellent with kids and do a great job getting the best effort from the kids. As soon as business gets busy again I intend to sign up and start training again. Right now I can't swing it. More...

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Scott LaDue

10 August 2018

I travel a lot for work. Steel City, part of the Pedro Sauer Association as is my own academy, was extremely welcoming and provided great instruction during my trip to Pittsburgh. Thanks very much to Sonny and team! More...

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Shawn Steele

10 August 2018

SCMA is truly a great martial arts academy. Sensei Achille is an excellent instructor and a wonderful person. His entire team of instructors also do an amazing job. The higher ranked students are very helpful and all of the students are friendly and a lot fun to train with. The facilities are clean and maintained very well. I've been training in the Brazilian Jiu-jitsu program for about a month and would recommend it to anyone who wants to learn self defense or looking for a great workout. I've already shed some pounds. They're an affiliate of Master Pedro Sauer who is a legend in the Jiu-jitsu world. The students that compete in tournaments do very well which says a lot about the quality of a school. If you're interested in learning martial arts in the Pittsburgh area this is the place you want to train at. More...

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Mike Cantrell

10 August 2018

I have been going to Steel city for 2 months.I am a 2nd Degree Black Belt in Karate.The instructors at this School are the Best I've ever encountered..I do Brazilian ju jitzu.class and I'm 56 years old.If you want to get a outstanding workout and the Best hands on training this place is for you, if you want them just to give you promotions forget it...Here you earn it..The next level Blue belts are Beasts..Everyone is very nice.Santino,Brad and Don are not only amazing instructors , they are really nice and caring too.The moral of the Story is go often..The more you go the Better you get..michael More...

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Corey Christian Clark

10 August 2018

Great school. Great atmosphere. Great instructors. The camaraderie built between everyone gives a family-like feeling. Everybody is there to help each other get better. The instructors remember your face and call you by your name. When you first join, they keep a close watch on you for a few weeks and pair you up with someone more experienced so you're not overwhelmed. You don't walk in the door and have a bunch of people wanting to "beat up on the new guy". In fact, you'll have people coming up to you and wanting to show you things to get you started. It's a way of paying it forward for when someone did it for them when they were the new guy. I have Nick to thank for doing it for me when I joined. He made it very easy for me to keep walking in the door. More...

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Mandy Cordova

10 August 2018

I’m one picky mama and this school proves every week how amazing it is!

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Kevan W. Matthews

10 August 2018

I would like to begin this review by stating that there is no bigger cheer leader for this establishment that I. I’m a member of the sub-affiliate of the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu program at Wright’s gym, therefore; I’m able to train at Steel City Martial Arts, (SCMA) with some of the most outstanding people that I’ve had the pleasure to meet.

Steel City Martial Arts, offers members tons of mat space and a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu program that is second to none. The staff IMMEDIATELY welcomed me and made me part of the team! The training environment is constantly monitored and extreme care is taken to ensure that we train safe, (with a reduced risk of injury). Between the instructors there are well over 100 years of training that you can take advantage of. The only way I would leave the nest of SCMA and the sub-affiliate Wright’s Gym is if could no longer train.

Check them out. Let the facility sell itself. You won’t be disappointed!
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Tyler McGee

10 August 2018

Steel City Martial Arts is one of the best martial arts and bjj places I've ever trained at. For my short time there, all the instructors and students were incredibly welcoming, caring, and the entire environment is perfect for learning and development. Sensei, Don, and Santino were always there to help correct a technique or go through it slower, and it honestly makes such a difference to have caring individuals that want to see their students grow and progress in the art of BJJ! I've been to other gyms that just force grappling and don't focus on technique or have some sort of intimidation factor, but not Steel City. Everyone here showed me respect and welcomed me in to their friendly community. The first day I stepped on the mat and was greeted by random students and teachers, I knew this was the place for me. Unfortunately, I had to leave due to a location change but I plan on keeping in touch with this great gym and the instructors! Additionally the place is incredibly clean and well kept up, highly recommend! More...

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Raymond Hyclak

10 August 2018

I stopped in for classes while visiting and everyone was awesome and helpful in learning techniques and drilling with the other guys and gals was very enjoyable, I'd recommend going up there and training if you're in the Pittsburgh area!

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JoHanna Rae Pearson

10 August 2018

These people are amazing!! They work so well with my son and my son loves taking karate there! I highly recommend this place to any parent looking to get their children involved in martial arts.

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Kevin Koontz

2 August 2018

I went there many years ago & yes they focus & lock in on all the moves the hold relevance

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John Kaminsky

29 May 2018

The best thing I’ve ever done for myself!

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Gary Tilley

29 May 2018

Don’t think you are too old to start. There are a few of us that started in our 50’s and are still going strong. BJJ is great for any age. You can challenge yourself and train for competition or just attend class to learn, have fun, and get a great workout. Steel City has really great instructors and has a very open and friendly atmosphere. If you are at all interested, then come on in and try a class. The hardest part of trying anything new is taking that first step. More...

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Joshua Pitts

29 May 2018

Great group of BJJ instructors and fellow classmates. Various skill levels everywhere. New people are treated well.

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Rick Daman

6 February 2016

Steel City offers everything! Great classes, great people, phenomenon instructors who treat you with respect starting on day one!

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Benjamin Paul Perone R

8 July 2015

Great place to train, good atmosphere and great teachers.

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Dan DePra

19 May 2015

Addictive, challenging and inspiring! Atmosphere, students, instructors -- all top notch.

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Frank Carreon

8 May 2015

A great group of people. All you have to do is show up - become part of the family. Listen, Look, and Learn by experience.

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Bill Dwyer

22 December 2014

Sony is a first class instructor; he is very detail oriented.

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Leo Mendez

27 November 2014

Excelente está entretenido

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Lance Norris

5 August 2014

Excellent place to train and learn. The instruction is excellent and so are the people.

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Clara Bartmess Williams

5 June 2014

Hey Steel City, I miss you all so much. I wish Joey could get back over there.

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Joey Williams

30 May 2014

I travel extensively with my work. I have trained all over the United States. Steel City Martial Arts is without a doubt one of the best martial arts schools that I have visited. It is well run and clean. The instructors are quite thorough. The other students are polite and helpful. I can't say enough about Sensei, the students, and the staff at Steel City. If you are looking for a place to train or are just interested in karate or jiu-jitsu you can't beat them. More...

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Kurt Rutherford

30 May 2014

Great atmosphere! Knowledgeable, friendly instructors, I take BJJ my son takes Karate, it has really helped him with his confidence and peer interaction. Great school!

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Kay Slizik

30 May 2014

My daughter attended another Martial Arts school for over 3 years and although she did not have a bad experience SSMA has been a far more superior experience. Her confidence has soared and she really loves to come to class. It's exciting and different every time. The instructors provide so much encouragement and positive reinforcement I would highly recommend it! More...

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Mike S.

1 January 2014

A great place to train jiujitsu. Friendly and helpful athletes, nice space, and extremely clean. This school is for the all levels and abilities. Highly recommend.

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Danny VanWie

30 May 2013

A great and caring a professional school which teaches life lessons and martial arts simultaneously. As a beginner bjj student, starting at 46 years old, Sonny and the other instructors embraced me and my strengths and weaknesses, contouring a solid, technical, and challenging lesson plan. I have had great triumphs in life and on the mat with the great school and instruction at SCMA. More...

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Steve Palombine

30 May 2013

Steel City Martial Arts has been nothing but a positive experience for my 5yr old son. The instructors are very good at what they do and are very hands on. If you are looking for a karate school that just advances you threw the ranks because you pay every month this is not the school for you. You have to earn your belt at Steel City. My son has been taking karate since he was three years old, but has learned so much more since he switched karate schools 6 months ago. If you want top notch instruction then go to Steel City and learn from the best. More...

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