Kiado-Ryu Karate


Jun 26, 2023 - Feature of the Week

A Tribute to John Lovell

Warrior Poet Society

JOHN LOVELL is a fellow warrior. A military veteran, he is highly skilled in combat and self-defense but is also extremely funny and hilariously entertaining, especially while sharing his knowledge and martial arts prowess with his audience.

Clark “Flash” Hyman, the sixteenth Black Belt of the Karate Institute of America, introduced John Lovell and his Warrior Poet Society to the KIA. Thanks, Flash!

About John Lovell

John Lovell is the Founder and CEO of the Warrior Poet Society — a values-based community dedicated to physical protection, the pursuit of truth, and living for higher purpose. His message has garnered over 100 million views across social media and streaming platforms. John is a former war veteran and Special Operations soldier, having served in 2nd Ranger Battalion. After his military service, he served as a Christian missionary in Central America full-time. Today he is a video content creator, public speaker, firearms trainer, and homesteader. John lives on a small farm in Georgia with his wife and two sons.

John’s 5:40 video Savage Poet Drill is a must watch. Besides being “laugh on the floor funny,” it is spot on regarding dispatching an opponent quickly, thoroughly and completely. Every Kiado-Ryu student will identify with and corroborate what this video teaches.

The Karate Institute of America and the Kiado-Ryu System of Martial Arts thank John Lovell for his military service and humanitarian outreach as well as sharing his awesome expertise.