Aug 27, 2014 - Photos of the Week

Photo of the Week: Congratulations Tristan & Zemia!

Zemia “Barracuda” Garrett and Tristan “Raptor” Ligtvoet pose Before and After their latest test on 26 August 2014. Zemia graduated to Purple belt and Tristan to 3rd Brown. For him the next level is 1st Dan Black Belt! Both students did an excellent job. The Karate Institute of America is fortunate to have them as our own. They are exemplary individuals and we look forward to their future accomplishments.

Aug 18, 2014 - Photos of the Week

Photo of the Week: Black Belt Archives: Stair Steps

This is a fun photo! From our KIA 1992 Black Belt Archives are (from left to right): Thomas “Draco” Lindsey, #52; Kurt “Raphael” Hoberg, #21; Doug “Doc” McGregor, #20, and Eric “E.T.” Tan, #22. Hard to believe it’s been twenty-two years since this “Black Belt Stair Steps” photo was taken, courtesy of, and copyright by, Genny “Cougar” Edge, #13.

Aug 11, 2014 - Photos of the Week

Photo of the Week: Barracuda Parries the Raptor

Barracuda parries a front kick from Raptor as they prepare for their upcoming tests at the end of August. For Raptor it will be his seventh KIA test, moving up the ladder from white belt. It will be Zemia’s second test. First was Orange belt and now Purple. Exciting time!

Jul 28, 2014 - Photos of the Week

Photo of the Week: Raptor & Barracuda in Test Prep Mode

Tristan “Raptor” Ligtvoet and Zemia “Barracuda” Garrett pose, reluctantly, during a forced photo op in order to highlight their upcoming tests in late August. Raptor will be going for his 3rd degree Brown Belt and Barracuda will be testing for her Purple Belt. Best wishes to them both!

Jul 21, 2014 - Photos of the Week

Photo of the Week: Barracuda & The Guys

Zemia “Barracuda” Garrett joins the guys as she prepares for her upcoming Purple Belt test. Barracuda will be testing at the same time that Tristan “Raptor” Ligtvoet tests for his 3rd degree Brown Belt. Remember when Raptor was small? Not any more, to the chagrin of us who have to fight him!