Rising to multiple levels of KIA martial art skill and training is exemplary. It takes enormous work, dedication, and perseverance to continue beyond the initial level of being a KIA Black Belt. Pictured are three of the Karate Institute of America’s post-first degree Black Belts. From left to right are, third dan Black Belts Christopher “Growler” Grau and Kim “Cultivator” Thomas, and second dan Black Belt Dr. Tim “Odin” McCord.
Photo copyright 2013, Adam Mahan.