As many of you know, many of the photos featured in the Karate Institute of America photo of the week have been graciously supplied by Genny “Cougar” Edge, pictured here in 1990 performing a kata and relaxing on a nature hike twenty years later in 2010.
Cougar received her Kiado-Ryu First Dan rating on December 15, 1990. She is the thirteenth Black Belt of the Kiado-Ryu and one of only eight females to achieve Black Belt distinction of the sixty-three individuals who have garnered such success, a remarkable and noteworthy achievement. Genny has always been a staunch supporter of the KIA throughout its long history and we are blessed to call her one of our own. We are extremely grateful for her inspiration, love, grace, and dignity throughout these many years.
Photo copyright, and courtesy of, Genny Edge.