Kiado-Ryu Karate

Jan 30, 2017 - Photo of the Week

KIA Troubadours - Richard & Richard circa 1995

There’s often a lot more to KIA practitioners than martial arts. Last week we featured Steve “Coyote” Vertun and his wonderful song Ghost. This week we take you back to the mid 1990s with troubadours Richard & Richard, a Karate Institute of America singer/songwriter duo who played locally at various venues including the San Juan Capistrano Mission and The Coach House in San Juan Capistrano where they occasionally performed as an opening act for nationally known touring singers and bands.

At the heart of the duo is Richard Wurster, a consummate musician, guitarist, vocalist, song writer, and music director for his church. Richard Wurster’s KIA call sign is “Stringman,” and how he can make those guitar strings sing! He plays lead guitar, doubling up with vocal harmonies. Tagging along is Kiado-Ryu Founder & Grandmaster, Richard Andrew King.

Richard & Richard wrote quite a few songs together, four of which, two by each artist, can be accessed and listened to here:

King’s CDs (one original music CD and three spoken word CDs) are here: