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Black Belt #14: Greg Bendel

There have been few fighters in the Kiado-Ryu system as smooth and slick as Greg “Maddog” Bendel. Known especially for his mesmerizing, effortless, lullaby lead fork, this KIA champion fighter would devastate his opponents before they knew what hit them.

Maddog shared his love of fighting and karate as one of the KIA’s excellent teachers. He was precise and demanding, making certain the students under his tutelage executed their skills efficiently.

Greg Bendel continued his studies after First Dan, being promoted to Second Dan. His expertise as a teacher, fighter, and overall martial artist have always been appreciated. In fact, as one may recall, it was Greg Bendel’s green belt test which motivated Ken “Ramjet” Rogers (Black Belt #11), then a black belt in tae kwon do, to begin his KIA journey.