May 21, 2018 - Feature of the Week

Pac-12 Networks Recognizes UCLA's Kylee Perez

(Photo courtesy of Pac-12 Networks) As a follow-up to the KIA article KYLEE PEREZ—WARRIOR WITH GLOVE & GRACE, the Pac-12 Network has created a terrific 5:07 YouTube video recognizing the UCLA senior softball standout and her battle with Type 1 Diabetes. Kylee’s story is an inspiration for all people afflicted with T1D. Thanks, Kylee! You’re a great inspiration and role model! And thank you Pac-12 Network for your wonderful video tribute.

May 14, 2018 - Photos of the Week

Photo of the Week: Self-defense: External & Internal

© Richard Andrew King & Kiado-Ryu Martial Arts™ When we think of self-defense, it is fair to say that the most common perception is of an assailant attacking us as we defend ourselves with our martial arts skills. Such a scenario comes within the milieu of external self-defense. However, how often do we consider defending ourselves from ourselves? Answer: not often, if ever. Yet, defending ourselves from our own selves via bad judgement and foolish behaviors can, arguably, be the most critical application of self-defense.

Apr 30, 2018 - Photos of the Week

Photo of the Week: Kylee Perez - Warrior with Glove and Grace

© Richard Andrew King – Published 30 April 2018 There are warriors, and then there are warriors with a glove. There are athletes, and then there are athletes with grace. Kylee Perez, star second baseman and undisputed Senior leader of the historically vaunted UCLA Bruins Women’s Softball team, is both a warrior with a glove and an athlete with grace. For Kylee Perez, glove and grace go hand in hand.

Apr 23, 2018 - Photos of the Week

Photo of the Week: General George Patton - White Tie & Tails

General George Patton was one of the most iconic military leaders in history. And what do “White Tie and Tails” have to do with this vaunted martial leader? Patton states: I always believe in being prepared, even when I’m dressed in white tie and tails. In other words, “No matter where I am or how I’m dressed, I’m always prepared to fight.” From a personal standpoint, are we prepared to such a level?

Apr 16, 2018 - Photos of the Week

Photo of the Week: Kiado-Ryu Martial Arts Competition Mantra

During its highly successful competitive era, Kiado-Ryu Martial Arts and the Karate Institute of America utilized the following mantra for motivation. It certainly worked. The KIA was so successful that a mother, whose children studied in another karate system, stopped Ken “Ramjet” Rogers (now Anderson) as he walked through the tournament crowd. She said, quite frankly, “You’re going to win.” Ramjet asked why. She retorted, “Because people with that patch always win!