Sep 18, 2017 - Photos of the Week

Feature of the Week: Hannibal the Barbarian

Hannibal Barca of Carthage was one of the greatest military commanders in history. Hannibal is famous for marching his army of men and war elephants over the Pyrenees and the Alps in an effort to conquer Rome. He won three distinct battles in Italy—Trebia, Lake Trasimene and Cannae—before being defeated by the Roman general Scipio Africanus, himself an historic general of immense stature, at the Battle of Zama. Hannibal’s famous quote, I will either find a way or make one, is a powerful declaration of positive determination containing a lesson for us all as we struggle through the ups and downs of our destinies.

Sep 11, 2017 - Feature of the Week

Feature of the Week: True Power Flows, Not Shows

The Black Belt Book of Life From dusk to dawn the world goes circling sun with highs and lows; within this journey Greatness knows True Power Flows Not Shows. Learn this from the waters: in mountain clefts and chasms loud gush the streamlets, but great rivers run silently. ~ and ~ Things that are empty make a noise; the full is always quiet. ~ Buddha

Aug 28, 2017 - Photos of the Week

Feature of the Week: Mayweather/McGregor & Sun Tzu

Brain vs. Brawn — Savvy vs. Swagger Saturday night, 26 August 2017, witnessed the most hyped fighting event since The Rumble in the Jungle between boxing’s then Heavyweight Champion George Foreman and former Heavyweight Champion Muhammad Ali on 30 October 1974. Ali won that contest, regaining his World Heavyweight Championship title. Mayweather vs. McGregor was different, sort of. Floyd Mayweather, 49 and O in his stellar boxing career, was being challenged by the bad boy champion of the mixed martial arts world, Conor McGregor.

Aug 21, 2017 - Feature of the Week

Feature of the Week: Terence Crawford Knockout of Julius Indongo

Perfect Form - Perfect Body Knockout! Saturday night, 19 August 2017, Terence Crawford met Julius Indongo in the boxing ring to settle it all. Both were undefeated champions. Only one would prevail as still undefeated. That one was Terence Crawford. It was 1:34 to 1:38 left in the 3rd round when Crawford ducked an Indongo left roundhouse punch and then counter-punched Indongo with a devastating left punch to the body, a knockout punch.

Aug 7, 2017 - Photos of the Week

Feature of the Week: The Irrefutable Reason and Reality for Persistence

One of the standard principles of the Karate Institute of America is persistence. What KIA student has never heard these powerful words from the 30th President of the United States, Calvin Coolidge. Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not. Nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not. Unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not: the world is full of educated derelicts.

Jul 31, 2017 - Photos of the Week

Feature of the Week: Napoleon: The First Virtue in a Soldier

Napoleon Bonaparte is one of the world’s most memorable military and political leaders. His experience taught him that . . . The first virtue in a soldier is endurance of fatigue; courage is only the second virtue. “Endurance of Fatigue.” Excellent food for thought. For example, what Karate Institute of America Black Belt does not understand this worthy insight? None. To get through not one but two days of grueling testing after years of arduous effort and struggle and emerge as a Kiado-Ryu Black Belt is a most notable accomplishment, to be sure.