Apr 1, 2019 - Feature of the Week

Parking Lot Attack: Color Code Violation

The attached screen cap of a parking lot surveillance tape tells a haunting story of a parking lot attack, an attack that may have been avoided if the female victim had known of the Color Code of Awareness (see below). The news video (courtesy of CBS Boston) is 2:21. The full attack is not shown, just the first of 39 punches to the young woman. From the photo, it appears she is not paying much attention to the man about to assault her.

Mar 18, 2019 - Feature of the Week

Stick Disarm Defense

A simple stick is a dangerous, even lethal, weapon in the hands of a skilled weapons expert. This short 1 minute YouTube video shows four ways to defend against a stick attack as taught at the Karate Institute of America. Two of the techniques show how to use the stick offensively, if necessary, after the opponent is disarmed. The Black Belt playing the role of the “scary bad guy” in the video, is 5th Degree Master Kim “Cultivator” Thomas, the only Black Belt at the KIA holding a “Master” Dan title in its 40 year history.

Mar 3, 2019 - Feature of the Week

The Management Works — KIA Self-Defense Workshop

It was a fun day with a fun group! Chip Robinson, owner of The Management Works and a Karate Institute of America fighting and forms champion, hosted a self-defense workshop for his employees on 12 February 2019. The following photo was taken at the end of a four hour, jam-packed session of self-defense knowledge, kicks, strikes, techniques, tactics and strategies. Chip, aka Hawk (his KIA callsign), has surrounded himself with a host of excellent and professional individuals who have all contributed to the success of The Management Works - a real estate property management company located in Newport Beach, CA.

Feb 18, 2019 - Feature of the Week

Hannibal's Knife Edge Beauty

One of the major criteria in evaluating the excellence of martial artists is their form, i.e., the structure of their basic fundamentals, techniques, kicks, punches, hand strikes, movement, etc. If their form is faulty, so will be their art. If their form is perfect, so will their art be also. Throughout the history of the Karate Institute of America, the form of our competitors has been responsible for literally hundreds of championships in all areas of martial arts competition on a local, state, regional and national level.

Feb 4, 2019 - Feature of the Week

The Fighting Spirit

It is not the size of the man in the fight that wins. Rather, it is the size of the fight in the man that proves victorious, and the size of that fight depends on the size of the spirit in the man. On 23 March 1775, Patrick Henry, an American lawyer and patriot, delivered a speech to the Virginia Convention urging his fellow countrymen to wage a war for independence against Great Britain and King George.

Jan 20, 2019 - Feature of the Week

The D. C. Factor

The following excerpt is from Chapter 8, The Karate Consciousness – From Worldly Warrior to Mystic Master by Kiado-Ryu Grandmaster Richard Andrew King, available at www.RichardKing.net/books and from Amazon. The “D and C” are the initials for Discipline and Control respectively. They generate the “Discipline-Control Factor” – an idea basic to all principles of achievement, without which there could be no accomplishment. The relationship between Discipline and Control is that the former generates the latter.