Jan 12, 2015 - Photos of the Week

Photo of the Week: The Pen Cushion Defense

Ah, yes! It is true - the pen is mightier than the sword … when used literarily. Indeed, words, via the pen, have changed the world. Case in point, the Declaration of Independence. But the pen has other practical and beneficial uses, one being an implement of self-defense. Our photo of the week features “The Pen Cushion” to make a graphically visual statement, which is that the pen is an impaling weapon when used appropriately and correctly.

Jan 5, 2015 - Photos of the Week

Photo of the Week: Unlikely Weapons

“UNLIKELY WEAPONS” are common everyday implements you can use as self-defense tools to protect yourself and your loved ones. “King’s Karate Unlikely Weapons, Volume 1” will teach you the dynamic power of simple pens, pencils, keys, clipboards, books, magazines and more. It is available on Amazon. It can also be ordered from our King’s Karate website in various formats. http://www.KingsKarate.net/ Check it out. Having this knowledge will give you the power of confidence!

Dec 27, 2014 - Photos of the Week

Photo of the Week: KIA's Eldest Sage Black Belt

90 YEAR OLD BLACK BELT! Dr. Milton Jacobson, aka “Super Zedha” just turned 90 years old on Christmas Day! Happy Birthday Dr. J.! Milt Jacobson, the 3rd of currently 63 KIA Black Belts, began his Karate Institute of America journey at age 54. He earned his 1st Dan Black Belt ranking at age 60! And he’s still going strong at age 90, thirty years later. Milt is quite an inspiration, and he certainly leads by example.

Dec 8, 2014 - Photos of the Week

Photo of the Week: High Kicking Griffins

Having fun during their all-too-brief visit to California, the three Griffins show off their impressive high kick skills. From right to left are “Scholar,” “Badger” and “Gunner.” Obviously Scholar is setting the bar for her younger siblings. We’ll certainly miss these wonderful young people. They are quite talented, eager to learn, smart, respectful, dedicated and courageous—just like their other family members, especially aunt Anna “Wildcat” and uncle James “Psycho.” It was an honor to have them attend classes during their visit and we hope we will be able to work with them again in the future.

Dec 1, 2014 - Photos of the Week

Photo of the Week: Impressive Wildcat

Anna “Wildcat” Griffin practices her knife-edge kicks during her recent visit to Southern California. Anna began her Karate Institute of America studies at age eleven. She became the 55th Black Belt of the Kiado-Ryu in 1998. After traveling abroad to Europe, she received her Masters Degree in German and served in the U.S. Army in a combat division. Humble by nature, Wildcat is one tough soldier and martial artist. She is a true hero.