Kiado-Ryu Karate

Nov 4, 2019 - Feature of the Week Kiado-Ryu Principle

Kiado-Ryu Principle 39: Price & Sacrifice

From The Black Belt Book of Life: Secrets of a Martial Arts Master. As the greatest gift exacts the greatest price, the greatest accomplishment exacts the greatest sacrifice. Spiritual development requires great sacrifice. Saint Sawan Singh Sacrifice, which is the passion of great souls, has never been the law of societies. Henri Frédéric Amiel Great achievement is usually born of great sacrifice, and is never the result of selfishness. Napoleon Hill Present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.

Oct 21, 2019 - Feature of the Week Quote

Lions, Leaders & Sheep: Alexander the Great

Alexander the Great was one of history’s greatest military leaders. He lived in the 3rd Century B.C. and was never defeated in battle. As King of Macedon, Alexander created one of the largest empires in the ancient world. The following quote (or a facsimile) is attributed to Alexander. It emphasizes the immense power of leadership.

Sep 23, 2019 - Feature of the Week

Kiado-Ryu Black Belts, 1990

It’s hard to believe how fast time flies. Yet, the special memories of days-gone-by fortunately do not die but forever remain imprinted on those of us who lived them. So many Black Belts have sent emails recalling, and being grateful for, the glorious past and brotherhood they created through their enormous personal gifts and exceptional energies. The following photo was taken on Saturday, 9 June 1990, at our KIA studio in Lake Forest, CA, after a Black Belt Coronation ceremony honoring Rod “Rock” Hickman, Eric “E.

Sep 9, 2019 - Feature of the Week Kiado-Ryu Principle

Kiado-Ryu Principle 26: Y.O.Y.O (You're On Your Own)

The strongest man in the world is he who stands most alone. Henrik Ibsen I am sure of this, that by going much alone a man will get more of a noble courage in thought and word than from all the wisdom that is in books. Ralph Waldo Emerson We must learn to live with ourselves, independently of anything in this world. Saint Charan Singh I never must forget that none’s my true companion here, for all are gathered here for selfish ends.

Aug 26, 2019 - Feature of the Week

Kiado-Ryu Principle 13: Substance Before Symbol

From The Black Belt Book of Life: Secrets of a Martial Arts Master. Symbol before substance — pandemic renowned. Symbol before substance — deluded clown. Substance Before Symbol — turn it around. Substance Before Symbol — deservéd crown! Beware that you do not lose the substance by grasping at the shadow. Aesop Be not deceived with the first appearance of things, for show is not substance. English proverb The leader shows that style is no substitute for substance.