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May 1, 2017 - Photos of the Week

Photo of the Week: Great Lady, Great Leader

Margaret Thatcher served Great Britain as Prime Minister from 1979 to 1990. The first woman to have held the PM position, she was not only a great lady but a great leader—tough, smart, and uncompromising, qualities which garnered her the appellation of “The Iron Lady.” Today’s world could definitely benefit from more of Thatcher’s leadership, strength and courage. The Karate Institute of America applauds her, especially in her belief of self-responsibility and personal ownership—qualities any KIA student understands.

Apr 24, 2017 - Photos of the Week

Photo of the Week: Great Words From A Great President

Perseverance and Spirit have done Wonders in all ages. These words from George Washington inspire us all to be better, to do better, to never quit and to remember the Spirit within us. Isn’t it interesting how all truly great leaders inspire and encourage those to whom they have been given the mantel of leadership, as opposed to those so-called leaders who try to divide men and weaken their spirits in order to control and subjugate them.

Apr 10, 2017 - Photos of the Week

Photo of the Week: Eight Great Words

Great Britain’s Sir Winston Churchill is, arguably, one of the greatest leaders of the 20th Century. The following quote contains eight of the most powerful words when any of us is going through hard times, sort of like climbing up the ladder from white belt to black belt. Basically, the tongue-in-cheek translation of these powerful eight words is, “Don’t stop here!”

Apr 3, 2017 - Photos of the Week

Photo of the Week: Hannibal's Father-Daughter Moments: Priceless!

The KIA’s own Hannah “Hannibal” has some fun with her dad, driving him backward on multiple occasions with powerful kicks. In this first pic, Hannah drives her Pops back with a front kick. Nice extension, too! Next, she pummels him with a roundhouse kick. Oh, my! Who knew such a diminutive young woman could deliver such power! Notice how she knocked her father off balance? Very cool! And then—here comes the thunder!

Mar 27, 2017 - Photos of the Week

Photo of the Week: Fixed Fortifications

General George Patton stated a maxim of war: Fixed fortifications are monuments to man’s stupidity. Patton knew, as all great warriors know, to stand still in a fight and refuse to move is a fool’s strategy. It’s common sense that a moving target is much harder to hit than a stationary one. So why do many fighters refuse to incorporate movement and motion in their fighting strategies and styles?

Mar 20, 2017 - Photos of the Week

Photo of the Week: A Walk Down Goldilocks Lane

Nicole “Goldilocks” Hackler has been a staunch KIA family member since the 1980s when her husband, Warren, a United States Marine, was stationed at Marine Corps Air Station El Toro. Times have changed a bit, but here is a photo of them at a U.S. Marine Corps function looking beautiful and handsome. Such a power couple! Time marches on. The following photo of four lovely and talented KIA women was taken in the 1990s.