Kiado-Ryu Karate

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Black Belt #1: Steven Ho

Steven “Widi” Ho began his karate experience at the Karate Institute of America with Kiado-Ryu Grandmaster, Richard Andrew King, in 1979 at the age of twelve in Mission Viejo, CA, at the original Via Fabricante studio.

Gifted and eager to learn, Steven applied his talents and studies diligently and became the first Black Belt of the Kiado-Ryu in 1984 when he was seventeen.

Ho competed extensively for the KIA in both open hand kata and weapons forms. In 1989 at the age of twenty-two, he became the #1 Black Belt American Forms competitor in the United States in the North American Sports Karate Association (NASKA).

With accomplishments in hand and a diversity of talent, training, and skill, Ho was noticed by movie producers and went on to do stunt work in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series as Donatello, after which he continued to earn his living in the entertainment business.