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Magnus Karate
West Chester, PA
martial arts

No Contracts -
Month to Month Payments -
Year Round Programming - Risk free

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Magnus Karate

Youth & Adult Martial Arts

West Chester, PA

No Contracts - Month to Month Payments - Year Round Programming - Risk Free

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Meet Sensei


Mike Pannulla, Sensei is the owner and head instructor of Magnus Karate located in West Chester, PA. A lifelong dedicated student of the martial arts, Mike has been practicing actively and consistently for over 28 years.

Currently Sensei holds a 4th degree black belt certification in Shobayashi Shorin Ryu and is a dedicated student of Kyoshi Tony D’Angelo (Endokan Hombu Dojo – New Lenox, IL) studying Okinwanan Shobayashi Shorin Ryu as his base art. Under the guidance of Bill Hayes, Hanshi and Tony D’Angelo, Kyoshi Mike is an active member of the Shobayshi-Kan, an international martial arts organization promoting the cultural values of the Okinawan people and the martial art of karate-do.

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"My grandsons worked with him for several years and Joey became a black belt at 13, I joined the adult group and became a brown belt. Working with Master Pannulla, I learned to not only add years to my life but to add life to my years at 78. He is a great communicator and excellent teacher."

- Ted N.
Magnus Karate has been life changing for my son. He is more confident, self disciplined and focused. Sensei Pannulla is an amazing role model and instructor. Always so positive and encouraging. We are very lucky to be a part of dojo.

- Spencer F.
I cannot say enough good things about Magnus Karate! My 5-year-old has been going to them for a month, and in that month I've been so impressed by the instruction delivered at the Dojo. Sensei teaches developmentally appropriate lessons about socialization, respect, and of course, karate. I have been very happy!

- Anna S.
Great dojo! Sensei Pannulla is a fantastic teacher and his teaching staff is wonderful too. He always has positive thoughts to share and he takes the time to tell his students what they are doing well every time he sees them. My children love Magnus Karate!

- M. S.
Such a wonderful place for kids! My daughter has blossomed here, and Sensei is absolutely wonderful with his students! The dedication of the team at Magnus is unparalleled!

- Jill S.
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Magnus FAQ

Magnus Karate is happy to provide all program related information privately to you – including our current schedule options, program specific rates, and free trial lesson availability. 

Please complete a contact form anywhere on our website, or send us an email at [email protected] and we will send you that information back immediately.

Magnus Karate is a year-round karate academy. Unlike many seasonal “rec” based activities, Magnus Karate does not operate in sessions or seasons. The choice is yours as to when you would like to get started – simply contact us and we can accommodate. You can get started anytime of the year – every week is available!  

The best way to see if what we do is a good fit for your family or you is to come in for your free trial week. You can locate a contact form anywhere on our site or send us an email at [email protected] to schedule a time to come in and try us out!

You will be contacted back by a Magnus Karate representative (Sensei Pannulla or a team member will personally contact you). An email will be sent out to you with program details, current schedule, program specific month to month rates, and instructions on how to schedule your free trial lesson week. 

We are happy to answer any questions that will help you understand more about what we do at Magnus.

We do not hire an answering service or use bots for our responses to call, text, or email. You will always get a live person to communicate with. 

Upon scheduling your free intro classes with us, you will immediately be followed up with a first class instructions email. That message will contain a brief description as to what to expect on day one, what to wear, where parents can view class, and what time to arrive. 

On your first day you will be greeted by Sensei Pannulla or one of the teaching team members and given a brief tour of our dojo and how class to class operations work. 

Sensei is very experienced with first time students and helping them feel comfortable and confident in class. Your child will take class and get the full experience of being a Magnus Karate student in our beginner class. 

Parents have an opportunity to view class from our viewing lobby and watch from behind the window to see how your child takes to class. 


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