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Meet Sensei

Meet Sensei Pannulla

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 26 years.

Since his young high school years, Mike has made teaching and advancing his understanding of karate his professional mission. Beginning his martial arts training in the fifth grade under John McManus, Sabomnim (Odyssey Karate – Coatesville, PA), Mike fell in love with martial arts practice and by the end of High School knew that he would teach karate full time.

Currently Sensei holds multiple black belt certification ranks and is a dedicated student of Kyoshi Tony D’Angelo (Endokan Hombu Dojo – New Lenox, IL) studying Okinwana 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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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.

As a lifelong student of the arts, Mike also participates and cross-trains in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Filipino Martial Arts (FMA / Eksrima), Classical Okinawan Weapons Arts, Ngo Cho Kun (Five Ancestors Fist Boxing), and functional training. 

Currently Mike is enrolled in a Doctorate Level Medical Qigong (a variation of Traditional Chinese Medicine) under his teacher Dr. Tony D’Angelo. Currently a six year practitioner of Chinese Inner Arts, Mike is a developed Qigong and mediation student. He currently teaches Qigong at Magnus Karate and offers medical Qigong treatments and breakthrough sessions privately.

Outside of his professional life as an entrepreneur and full times martial arts instructor / business owner, Mike enjoys his personal time with his wife Jenn and their two children. 



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    Magnus Karate

    Magnus Karate is a full time age appropriate martial arts academy. 

    Celebrating 11 years in May 2021 our karate school offers traditional martial arts programming starting at Age 4. 

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

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    Magnus Karate is a no contract karate school. 

    Month to month payments. 

    Our curriculums and programs operate year round, get started anytime! 


    The best way to find out if Magnus Karate is a good fit for your family is to come in for a free trial lesson. 

    • If all parties feel like its a good fit to move forward we suggest you utilize the monthly intro offer to test out the flex schedule. 
    • After the intro families move forward month to month as active members of Magnus Karate. 
    • No Contracts, No Gimmicks, Month to Month Payments


    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).

    our dojo

    All classes and programs are located at our new dojo in Cambridge Square Shopping Center - West Chester, PA on Gay Street.

    Magnus Karate FAQ

    • Magnus Karate is a no contract karate school. 
    • Month to Month payments always 
    • Magnus is celebrating 11 years in business in May 2021. 
    • Magnus Karate is a full time age appropriate martial arts academy. 
    • Classes are available starting at Age 4 and are segmented according to age and experience levels. 
    • No experience is necessary, our Age 7+ Beginner class is very welcoming to a new student of martial art practice. 
    • Anytime! Magnus Karate is a year round martial arts academy. 
    • Free trial lessons are available upon request. Please fill out a contact form and a Magnus Karate representative will contact you back with helpful information and first available intro lesson opportunities. 
    • Use one of the links below to choose an intro class date that works best for your schedule. 
    • Upon scheduling you will be contacted by a Magnus Karate representative on what to expect on the first day. 
    • The email will provide tons of helpful info for what to bring, and what the first day will look and feel like. 
    • Overall, the free intro class is the best way to see if what we do is a good fit for your family. Visit the dojo, meet our teaching team members, and take part in one of our engaging lessons. 
    • No experience is required to participate on day 1.

    Magnus Karate is happy to answer any and all questions up front please contact us: 

    1. Fill our a contact form here on the website, a Magnus Karate representative will respond to you upon request. 
    2. Call us at 610-890-3656, for even faster service feel free to send us a text at that same number. 
    3. Send us an email at [email protected] 



    2. A Magnus Karate REPRESENTATIVE WILL CONTACT you with program details and first available free intro class options. 

    No contracts – month to month payments – year Round programming

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