Posing with Tristan “Raptor” Ligtvoet and Zemia “Barracuda” Garrett after the successful completion of their 3rd Brown degree and Purple belt rank respectfully are 4th Degree Black Belts Chris “Growler” Grau (red top) and Kim “Cultivator” Thomas (far right) and Richard “Whitefire” King (center).
Zemia “Barracuda” Garrett and Tristan “Raptor” Ligtvoet pose Before and After their latest test on 26 August 2014. Zemia graduated to Purple belt and Tristan to 3rd Brown. For him the next level is 1st Dan Black Belt! Both students did an excellent job. The Karate Institute of America is fortunate to have them as our own. They are exemplary individuals and we look forward to their future accomplishments.
Well done Barracuda & Raptor!
This is a fun photo! From our KIA 1992 Black Belt Archives are (from left to right): Thomas “Draco” Lindsey, #52; Kurt “Raphael” Hoberg, #21; Doug “Doc” McGregor, #20, and Eric “E.T.” Tan, #22. Hard to believe it’s been twenty-two years since this “Black Belt Stair Steps” photo was taken, courtesy of, and copyright by, Genny “Cougar” Edge, #13.
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Hannah “Hannibal” gives Bob some love to help him feel better after she spends some time beating up on him. Actually, Bob loves the attention, no matter how he gets it!
If you look at Hannah’s feet, you can see why her second call sign is “Socks.” She always wears different socks on different feet. Today’s session is no different. Cute.