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KIA's Eldest Sage Black Belt

90 YEAR OLD BLACK BELT!

Dr. Milton Jacobson, aka “Super Zedha” just turned 90 years old on Christmas Day! Happy Birthday Dr. J.!

Milt Jacobson, the 3rd of currently 63 KIA Black Belts, began his Karate Institute of America journey at age 54. He earned his 1st Dan Black Belt ranking at age 60! And he’s still going strong at age 90, thirty years later. Milt is quite an inspiration, and he certainly leads by example. So for any of you who think you’re too old to start your martial arts studies, think again!

These photos were taken in the early 80s. They are courtesy of, and copyright by, Genny “Cougar” Edge, KIA Black Belt #13.