Kiado-Ryu Karate

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Jan 16, 2013 - Classes

Free Cane Self-Defense Class

For those of you who have purchased canes from the Karate Institute of America, I would like to offer you a FREE group cane class, if you’re interested, on Saturday, January 26, at 10:00 AM at a park in Laguna Hills. If you have never purchased a cane from me but have your own cane, the fee is $20/person. There are two canes still available from the last order. These can be purchased for $50 each.

Jan 14, 2013 - Photos of the Week

Photo of the Week: Frog's Purple Belt Panel

Adam “Frog” Mahan stands next to Mr. King, joined by the reviewing panel of Karate Institute of America martial artists, after being awarded his purple belt in the Kiado-Ryu martial arts system. Flanking Mr. King and Adam are third dan black belts Christopher “Growler” Grau, on the left, and Kim “Cultivator” Thomas, on the right. Rounding out the panel is first degree brown belt Tristan “Raptor” Ligtvoet.

Jan 7, 2013 - Photos of the Week

Photo of the Week: Frog Bow

Adam “Frog” Mahan demonstrates KIA kata, Institute Form I, as part of his purple belt test. Pictured left-to-right are first degree brown belt Tristan “Raptor” Ligtvoet, third degree Black Belt Christopher “Growler” Grau, and third Degree Black Belt Kim “Cultivator” Thomas.

Dec 31, 2012 - Photos of the Week

Photo of the Week: The Frog Goes Purple

Adam “Frog” Mahan is awarded his purple belt by Mr. King on December 27, 2012. Congratulations, Frog, on another major step up the Karate Institute of America ladder! You’re doing great, and we all appreciate your effort, skill, and character. Next stop, blue belt!

Dec 17, 2012 - Photos of the Week

Photo of the Week: Jamie Rowe, Then and Now

What a blast from the past! James Rowe is pictured with his bride-to-be, Megan Von Berg. On the left, we see him in the early 1980s as a KIA Orange Belt in much younger days when we knew him as Jamie Rowe. James is now thirty-six. How rewarding it is to see old friends reconnect and share their lives with us. Congratulations, Jamie and Megan. We wish you all the very best!

Dec 3, 2012 - Photos of the Week

Photo of the Week: Honoring Cougar

As many of you know, many of the photos featured in the Karate Institute of America photo of the week have been graciously supplied by Genny “Cougar” Edge, pictured here in 1990 performing a kata and relaxing on a nature hike twenty years later in 2010. Cougar received her Kiado-Ryu First Dan rating on December 15, 1990. She is the thirteenth Black Belt of the Kiado-Ryu and one of only eight females to achieve Black Belt distinction of the sixty-three individuals who have garnered such success, a remarkable and noteworthy achievement.