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.

Thanks to you all! You, and others following you, have created a legacy that will never die but continually be reborn with every thought we think and every memory we revisit.

Note: a current list of all Karate Institute of America Black Belts is located at the following links.

http://www.kiado-ryu.com/black-belts/

http://www.richardking.net/blackbelts.htm