Apr 28, 2014 - Photos of the Week

Photo of the Week: Proud Purple Belt

Jake “Achilles” Dale smiles proudly as Mr. King places his Purple Belt around his waist, concluding his test on 21 April. Achilles is a wonderful young man, possessing noteworthy respect and manners, excellent athletic skills, and a sensitive, artistic soul. We continue to look forward to more great things from Jake as he continues on his KIA journey.

Apr 21, 2014 - Photos of the Week

Photo of the Week: Achilles Blocking

Jake “Achilles” Dale goes through a blocking set during his Purple Belt test. It’s challenging to do a test solo, but Achilles, the young warrior he is, the son of a Warrior, handled the challenge with courage and skill.

Apr 7, 2014 - Photos of the Week

Photo of the Week: Black Belt Family Squabble

So this is what happens when a Black Belt husband and wife have a little squabble! It may look ominous for her but you should have seen him afterwards! Of course we’re just having fun with Rose “Renegade” Hoberg and her husband Kurt “Raphael” Hoberg. This photo was taken at a KIA function in 1992. Rose and Kurt actually met at the Karate Institute of America, having been introduced by Kurt’s mother, who was also a KIA student.

Mar 31, 2014 - Photos of the Week

Photo of the Week: Major Mistake!

So this is what happens when an assailant does not heed the warning to Back Off! More than an ouch!, as Christa demonstrates one way to manage an attacker (hubby Mike). Come join us this coming Saturday, 5 April from 10:30am to 12:30pm at the Orange Public Library for a FREE self-defense Talk and Demonstration. 407 E. Chapman Ave. Orange, CA 714-288-2410 Download the Event Flyer

Mar 24, 2014 - Photos of the Week

Photo of the Week: BACK OFF!

Exhibiting the ferocity and assertiveness of a tiger, Christa sends an unmistakable message to her would-be attacker to BACK OFF! This type of role playing taught in Karate Institute of America self-defense workshops helps women develop a sense of empowerment and skill. Still, hubby Mike, playing the part of the assailant, got the message! Teens and above are welcome join us at the Orange Public Library on 5 April 2014, Saturday, 10:30am to 12:30pm for a FREE self-defense talk and demonstration by Kiado-Ryu Grandmaster Richard Andrew King.