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Aug 21, 2017 - Feature of the Week

Feature of the Week: Terence Crawford Knockout of Julius Indongo

Perfect Form - Perfect Body Knockout! Saturday night, 19 August 2017, Terence Crawford met Julius Indongo in the boxing ring to settle it all. Both were undefeated champions. Only one would prevail as still undefeated. That one was Terence Crawford. It was 1:34 to 1:38 left in the 3rd round when Crawford ducked an Indongo left roundhouse punch and then counter-punched Indongo with a devastating left punch to the body, a knockout punch.

Aug 7, 2017 - Photos of the Week

Feature of the Week: The Irrefutable Reason and Reality for Persistence

One of the standard principles of the Karate Institute of America is persistence. What KIA student has never heard these powerful words from the 30th President of the United States, Calvin Coolidge. Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not. Nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not. Unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not: the world is full of educated derelicts.

Jul 31, 2017 - Photos of the Week

Feature of the Week: Napoleon: The First Virtue in a Soldier

Napoleon Bonaparte is one of the world’s most memorable military and political leaders. His experience taught him that . . . The first virtue in a soldier is endurance of fatigue; courage is only the second virtue. “Endurance of Fatigue.” Excellent food for thought. For example, what Karate Institute of America Black Belt does not understand this worthy insight? None. To get through not one but two days of grueling testing after years of arduous effort and struggle and emerge as a Kiado-Ryu Black Belt is a most notable accomplishment, to be sure.

Jul 24, 2017 - Photos of the Week

Feature of the Week: The Karate Consciousness: Author's Preface

Editor’s note: The following is the author’s preface from The Karate Consciousness: From Worldly Warrior to Mystic Master, available from Amazon. I began my martial arts journey in 1967 with the Tracy Brothers Kenpo Karate organization in San Jose, California, eventually reaching a 5th Dan Black Belt rating in their system. I also achieved a 1st Dan Black Belt rating in Ed Parker’s Kenpo Karate system, having studied with their organization for a time.

Jul 9, 2017 - Feature of the Week

Feature of the Week: Semper Fi, Captain Lou. Forever True!

Captain Lou Gacs, United States Marine Corps, Retired, has been a student and dear friend of Mr. King and the Karate Institute of America for nearly forty years. As is well known, the motto for the U.S. Marine Corps is semper fi (short for semper fidelis) meaning “always faithful,” and if there is one quality describing Lou Gacs more than any other, it is “always faithful.” No doubt about it.

Jun 26, 2017 - Feature of the Week

Feature of the Week: Balance Is Primary

(Available at Amazon in paperback and Kindle) Balance Is Primary The Black Belt Book of Life Secrets of a Martial Arts Master Principle #4 Pages 21-24 Of all life's skills with which to carry, remember this . . . Balance is Primary! Anyone can teeter-totter but not everyone can balance. —Anonymous Man always travels along precipices. His truest obligation is to keep his balance.