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Celebrating 11 years in May 2021

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Month to Month Payments Always

Magnus is a full time academy of age appropriate martial arts education.

Our curriculum is vast and features a clear pathway for any student of any age.

What's New at Magnus:

We recently relocated our karate school to our brand new dojo in downtown West Chester! - Cambridge Square Shopping Center - popular stores in the plaza which includes Rita’s, Jersey Mike’s, America’s Pie).

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Magnus Karate was founded in 2010 and is solely owned and operated by MIke Pannulla.
With over 26 years of consistent martial arts practice, and multiple black belt certifications Mike is a constant student of the arts.
Program director and developer for the Magnus Karate Leadership Team, Magnus Weapon Arts Program, and Magnus University.
Sensei is the head instructor, curriculum developer, teaching team instructor, and lead example for all participants at Magnus Karate. 
Founded The Magnus Foundation, a 501-c3 not for profit scholarship foundation for Magnus Karate students and employees.
Each class will feature members of the Magnus Karate teaching team instructing classes. All teaching team members are home grown at Magnus and attend weekly staff and instructor training workshops.

Schedule InfoRMATION

Flex Schedule: Magnus operates on a flex schedule, pick and choose which class works best week to week.

  • Ex: Monday and Wednesday work best this week vs. Tues and Thursday next week.

Our current schedules are in subject to review every quarter due to Covid to make sure they all fit the best needs of the school’s student population. 

Mike Pannulla with Two Magnus Karate School Students
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Mike Pannulla with Two Magnus Karate School Students

Important program info

Age 7+ Black Belt Training is a rank / level specific training program which progresses youth participants through our pathway to black belt.

Junior Magnus (Age 4-6) is our developmental readiness program designed to provide a great introduction for pre-k and k based students along with preparing students for Age 7+ black belt training in the future.

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current operations info

Registering for classes: All students are required to register for each class individually before attending at the dojo. 
  • The class registration link is available on your portal and will always be available on your weekly Sunday evening email (released 7:30PM) every week.
  • Classes will automatically close out to new participants when 22 students are registered (our scheduling app will automatically close out entry).
  • You can register for classes at any time of the week including the day of.
Due to Covid all parents will drop off or wait outside of the dojo while class is in session.
  • We are welcoming one parent in doors during first class back or their first trial class.
  • In the future we look forward to inviting all parents into the dojo to enjoy class viewing

Active members are communicated primarily through our active member email blast, (friends, family, and non active families are on our general mailer). You can always reach Sensei fast through call or text. 

Full Covid Precautions: Click Here

Quick Review of Precautions: Masks required in doors at all times, mandatory temp checks before entry, 22 student max class size, no visiting, parent viewing or guest viewing during classes, dojo deep cleaned daily (using an industrial fogger), equipment and floors cleaned during and in between classes, hand sanitizer readily accessible in multiple points at the dojo. 
Max. Class Size: As a current Covid precaution at Magnus Karate all classes have a current maximum class size of 22 participants. 
Daily Screening Magnus Dojo Checklist
Youth Martial Arts Training
Jan Belt Test 2021

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Hear what our parents are saying:

Tara M
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My son has never had so much fun learning something! The Sensei is a strong moral person that shows each child how committed to them he really is. The Leadership team is rock solid in following Sensei’s guidance and I am proud to say that my son is a Magnus student!
John B
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Instructors here are great! We switched from another local karate place and this place is ten times better. Instructors care and teach but don’t take themselves too seriously. Kid have fun which is most important.
Parul D
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My daughter loves going here and Sensei Panulla is great with the kids!
Jessica O.
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We found this dojo through friends and we are so happy we did. My kids have learned so much about accomplishment and confidence outside of just martial arts. Master Pannulla is an amazing teacher and does an awesome job developing his students through leadership. Highly recommend.

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