Mar 17, 2014 - Photos of the Week

Photo of the Week: Take That, Mr. Assailant!

Self-defense training is never obsolete - like old cars, old phones, old pagers, and pot-bellied stoves. One must always be ready and willing to defend oneself from the unwanted and potentially fatal aggressions of others. Just ask Ashlee! Come 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.

Mar 10, 2014 - Photos of the Week

Photo of the Week: The 5 Power Targets

The Karate Institute of America and the Kiado-Ryu system of martial arts teaches that in a self-defense situation the five power targets related to an assailant are: Mind Eyes Neck/Throat Knees Groin Come 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.

Mar 3, 2014 - Photos of the Week

Photo of the Week: Critical Distance: A Self-defense Must

One of the most important ingredients in self-defense is Critical Distance. Being too close to an adversary (photo 1 on the left) allows the assailant to execute a hand strike, which can be too fast to defend (photo 2, center). However, by simply extending the distance between you and the assailant (photo 3, right) to at least a two-arm length, you create a safety barrier of time, time which allows you to react positively and avoid being struck.

Feb 17, 2014 - Photos of the Week

Photo of the Week: Blast From the Far Past

This class photo was taken during a testing at the Karate Institute of America in 1986, twenty-eight years ago during the Golden Years of the KIA. Back then there were no computers, cell phones, tablets, social media such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn. It was a very different time, but as time goes, not that long ago in relation to the massive changes our world has gone through since then.

Feb 10, 2014 - Photos of the Week

Photo of the Week: Cannon Maker

Annette “Warrior” Dale is a cannon maker. “How so?” you ask. Warrior is the mother of Sofia “Cannon” Dale featured in our previous photo of the week. Annette holds a Green Belt ranking from the Karate Institute of America, and she is tough. Warrior was a state champion long distance runner in high school, as well as a gymnast in her youth. She holds a Master’s Degree in psychology and advanced certifications in her field.