Dec 2, 2019 - Feature of the Week

General Norman Schwarzkopf on Heroism

Four Star General Norman Schwarzkopf is one of America’s most vaunted military leaders and a true hero. As commander of the United States Central Command, he orchestrated and led the quick and decisive defeat of one of the world’s most notorious villains, Saddam Hussein, during the Gulf War in 1990. “Stormin’ Norman,” as he was known by his men, was a tough and valiant warrior, having served in the Vietnam War as a battalion commander.

Nov 18, 2019 - Feature of the Week

You Only Have To Endure To Conquer

One of the greatest gifts of martial arts is that rising to any rank requires struggle. It is struggle that makes us stronger, sharper, more skilled, refined, tough and enduring. Rising to the level of Black Belt in the Kiado-Ryu System of Martial Arts demands years of study and thousands of hours of practice—always refining and developing our technique and character. Martial Arts is Life and as martial arts is full of struggles and challenges, so is life.

Nov 4, 2019 - Feature of the Week

Kiado-Ryu Principle 39: Price & Sacrifice

Source: The Black Belt Book of Life – Secrets of a Martial Arts Master By: Richard Andrew King, Grandmaster, Karate Institute of America and Kiado-Ryu Martial Arts Available in paperback and Kindle: Amazon & Download this article As the greatest gift exacts the greatest price, the greatest accomplishment exacts the greatest sacrifice. — Richard Andrew King Spiritual development requires great sacrifice. — Saint Sawan Singh Sacrifice, which is the passion of great souls,

Oct 21, 2019 - Feature of the Week

Lions, Leaders & Sheep: Alexander the Great

Alexander the Great was one of history’s greatest military leaders. He lived in the 3rd Century BC and was never defeated in battle. As King of Macedon, Alexander created one of the largest empires in the ancient world. The following quote (or a facsimile) is attributed to Alexander. It emphasizes the immense power of leadership.

Sep 23, 2019 - Feature of the Week

Kiado-Ryu Black Belts, 1990

It’s hard to believe how fast time flies. Yet, the special memories of days-gone-by fortunately do not die but forever remain imprinted on those of us who lived them. So many Black Belts have sent emails recalling, and being grateful for, the glorious past and brotherhood they created through their enormous personal gifts and exceptional energies. The following photo was taken on Saturday, 9 June 1990, at our KIA studio in Lake Forest, CA, after a Black Belt Coronation ceremony honoring Rod “Rock” Hickman, Eric “EV” Vind, Ken “Ramjet” Rogers (now Anderson) and Rose “Renegade” Hoberg.