Kiado-Ryu Karate

Nov 22, 2021 - Feature of the Week

Dealing With Bullies

There is only one way to deal with bullies. You back them down or put them down or you will go down. This is a lamentable truth but truth it is, nonetheless. Those who stand up for themselves will be free. Those who don’t will become slaves. It is the story of life. Bullies are heartless souls with an unquenchable thirst for dominance and power. They don’t care about anyone’s well-being, rights, goodness or life except their own.

Nov 8, 2021 - Feature of the Week

You Must Win The Cross

From The Black Belt Book of Life: Secrets of a Martial Arts Master. In cleansing the soul and losing its dross, it’s axiomatic — You Must Win The Cross. Without recognizing the ordinances of Heaven, it is impossible to be a superior man. Confucius Another way of expressing the phrase, To become everything we must first become nothing (TBBBL), is this corroborating maxim—You Must Win the Cross. The symbol of the cross is ancient, far antedating its use by Christianity.

Oct 25, 2021 - Feature of the Week

Guy McDonald: Reignition!

KIA first dan Brown Belt and Champion fighter Guy McDonald has reignited his desire to achieve a Kiado-Ryu Black Belt. He was extremely active at the Karate Institute of America from 1986 to 1990 but he had to stop his martial arts studies because of back surgery. Three years ago Guy was featured in the KIA article, The KIA’s Own Hollywood. With changing times and circumstances, Guy has reignited his original desires to become a Kiado-Ryu Black Belt and is back studying again.

Oct 11, 2021 - Feature of the Week

Kiado-Ryu Gun Fu™

THE V.E.T.S. SYSTEM OF SHOOTING ACCURACY Kiado-Ryu Gun-Fu™ is the ancient martial art of using firearms in sport, competitive shooting and one’s God-given right of self-defense. For anyone who has ever fired a handgun at a target, they soon realize it’s challenging to hit the target—in contrast from what the movies often portray. Shooting accurately is not easy. It takes applied knowledge, concerted and concentrated practice to be successful. Fortunately, learning to shoot effectively does not take years of study.

Sep 27, 2021 - Feature of the Week

Delusional Fight Scenes in the Movies

Delusions are false beliefs held to be true. They are problematic because they project a reality that doesn’t exist. They become dangerous when people act as if delusions were true or they simply don’t realize that delusions are indeed false. Young people are especially vulnerable to such circumstances and can fall prey to them. For example, take fight scenes in the movies. They’re obviously not real but they can have a negative impact on people who can’t discern the difference between fantasy and reality.

Sep 13, 2021 - Feature of the Week

Don't Just Stand There!

Ee-yo-ca-be-he, yo-ka-be-be. What? Ee-yo-ca-be-he, yo-ka-be-be. Don’t bother looking it up in the dictionary. You won’t find it there. This phrase—Ee-yo-ca-be-he, yo-ka-be-be—is a fundamental concept taught at the Karate Institute of America. It represents one of the most critical aspects of fighting, not just in the Kiado-Ryu Martial Arts system, but in actual combat. It is not a new concept. It’s been around forever. Yet, it is still often ignored in self-defense encounters, actual battle and competitive sports.