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Jan 19, 2015 - Photos of the Week

Photo of the Week: Self-Defense Success: Body Targets

As every Karate Institute of America and King’s Karate student knows, to be successful in a self-defense situation, as well as keeping yourself safe, it is important to have a working knowledge of body targets - those areas of the body which, when impacted, yield devastating results. Knowing where to strike is just as important as knowing how to strike. Our “Body Targets” DVD illustrates the best targets on the human body and how to strike them for maximum effect.

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. 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.