Feb 23, 2015 - Photos of the Week

Photo of the Week: Renegade Black Belt Champion Archer

The Karate Institute of America is proud to announce that we have a California State Archery Champion within our martial arts family. She is Rose “Renegade” Hoberg, the 12th Black Belt of the Kiado-Ryu (1990). Rose is the current California State Indoor Champion in the Masters 50 Recurve division. Husband Kurt “Raphael” Hoberg is the 21st Black Belt of the KIA and an archer as well. It is extremely satisfying to see our KIA family members so dynamically active and successful.

Feb 16, 2015 - Photos of the Week

Photo of the Week: KIA's Electron Martial Artist - Paul Daniels

Paul Daniels is the 34th Black Belt of the Karate Institute of America and one of its most talented martial artists in our now 36 year history. Paul’s original callsign was “Electron” because of his blinding speed and quickness. That quickly morphed in his shorter callsign “Tron.” Paul is the owner and trainer of The Body Warehouse. Check it out, as well as his KIA Black Belt brief.

Feb 9, 2015 - Photos of the Week

Photo of the Week: Power Punching for Self-defense

Defending yourself successfully requires more than simply thinking you’re tough. It requires knowledge of what to do, how to do it, when to do it and even when not to act. Neutralizing an adversary with a punch requires more than pumping your fists or flailing your arms. To have a powerful punch mandates knowing the physics of power, how to construct a fist that won’t collapse on impact and much more.

Feb 2, 2015 - Photos of the Week

Photo of the Week: Don't Mess with This Mother!

When having to seriously injure an attacker is your only option to survival, all things being equal, the first target is the eyes. Drum this into your psyche: eyes, eyes, eyes! No one who gets hit in the eyes enjoys the experience, quite the contrary. Eye strikes with the fingers, pens, pencils, credit cards or other implements with either points or edges will all be devastating to an attacker.

Jan 26, 2015 - Photos of the Week

Photo of the Week: The Sai Guy

He’s young, determined and … cute. He’s our new “Sai Guy,” Aidan the “Smasher.” So many of our current 63 Black Belts of the Kiado-Ryu began at a young age and grew to be talented martial artists. Aidan is a fine young man. His brother, Tristan, aka, “Raptor,” will be our 64th Black Belt sometime this year. He, too, started at a young age and has grown into an exemplary individual, thanks to his wonderful parents.

Jan 19, 2015 - Photos of the Week

Photo of the Week: Self-Defense Success: Body Targets

As every Karate Institute of America and King’s Karate student knows, to be successful in a self-defense situation, as well as keeping yourself safe, it is important to have a working knowledge of body targets - those areas of the body which, when impacted, yield devastating results. Knowing where to strike is just as important as knowing how to strike. Our “Body Targets” DVD illustrates the best targets on the human body and how to strike them for maximum effect.