Kiado-Ryu Karate

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Oct 11, 2021 - Feature of the Week

Kiado-Ryu Gun Fu™

THE V.E.T.S. SYSTEM OF SHOOTING ACCURACY (Definition: Kiado-Ryu Gun-Fu™ is the ancient martial art of using firearms in sport, competitive shooting and one’s God-given right of self-defense.) For anyone who has ever fired a handgun at a target, they soon realize it’s challenging to hit the target—in contrast from what the movies often portray. Shooting accurately is not easy. It takes applied knowledge, concerted and concentrated practice to be successful.

Sep 27, 2021 - Feature of the Week

Delusional Fight Scenes in the Movies

Delusions are false beliefs held to be true. They are problematic because they project a reality that doesn’t exist. They become dangerous when people act as if delusions were true or they simply don’t realize that delusions are indeed false. Young people are especially vulnerable to such circumstances and can fall prey to them. For example, take fight scenes in the movies. They’re obviously not real but they can have a negative impact on people who can’t discern the difference between fantasy and reality.

Sep 13, 2021 - Feature of the Week

Don't Just Stand There!

Ee-yo-ca-be-he, yo-ka-be-be. What? Ee-yo-ca-be-he, yo-ka-be-be. Don’t bother looking it up in the dictionary. You won’t find it there. This phrase—Ee-yo-ca-be-he, yo-ka-be-be—is a fundamental concept taught at the Karate Institute of America. It represents one of the most critical aspects of fighting, not just in the Kiado-Ryu Martial Arts system, but in actual combat. It is not a new concept. It’s been around forever. Yet, it is still often ignored in self-defense encounters, actual battle and competitive sports.

Aug 30, 2021 - Feature of the Week

Beyond a Gold Medal

As all of humanity knows, the Gold medal is synonymous with being the best, the apex of one’s athletic performance in competition. To those who win gold, they are often lionized, idolized, and frequently offered lavish commercial contracts worth millions of dollars. Such souls become media darlings as heroes, heroines and role models to others. This, of course, is a good thing. We all need heroes and heroines, individuals who strive to become the top of their craft because their accomplishments can inspire us to do the same.

Aug 16, 2021 - Feature of the Week

Olympics 2020 - Celebratory Declaration

The 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics are now history. As we all know, the Gold medal is awarded for 1st place, the Silver medal for 2nd place and the Bronze medal for 3rd place in each of the contested events across all disciplines. Together, these three medals create a trifecta of manifested excellence and a seemingly ubiquitous celebratory declaration from those athletes who earned a medal. Over and over again, from one competitor to another, from one discipline to another, from one gender to another, the most common phrase heard time and time again in post event interviews was, I worked so hard for this!

Aug 2, 2021 - Feature of the Week

Glorified with Gold

The Tokyo Olympics of 2021 (branded as the 2020 Summer Olympics) have been exciting to watch—so many different sports, so many countries represented, so much talent, heart, soul, effort, emotion, victory, jubilation and, sadly, defeat and disappointment. Such is the reality of competition. With its 33 sports, 339 medal events and 50 disciplines, the Games of the XXXII Olympiad bring together competitors from all over the world, athletes whose primary desire is to win a Gold medal—the symbol of unequivocal, irrefutable, indisputable dominance in a specific discipline.