Kiado-Ryu Karate

Nov 19, 2018 - Feature of the Week

The KIA's Own Hollywood

He was one of the best and toughest fighters in the history of the Karate Institute of America. “He” is Guy McDonald, call sign “Hollywood.” He and Mr. King met up for lunch in October. It was awesome to reconnect after so many decades, decades that strangely seem like only a few weeks. How amazingly time flies. Yet, how wonderful it was to relive old stories and memories of a magical time gone by.

Oct 22, 2018 - Feature of the Week

Power Precepts: Internal vs. External Power

The following is an excerpt from chapter 2 of the second edition of The Karate Consciousness: From Worldly Warrior to Mystic Master, a book by Richard Andrew King. Man was not created to dominate his fellow man. He was created to live in the fullness of the Light and to radiate that Light throughout the corridors of the universe. The karate consciousness of today is not centered in the fullness of the Light—divine illumination and understanding as characterized by life, love, peace, perfection, purity, prosperity, health, harmony, strength and wisdom.

Oct 8, 2018 - Feature of the Week

Fighter Pilot Warrior—Lt. Col. Ronald R. King

Lt. Colonel Ronald R. King is honored on Panel 27E, Line 44 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. Follow the link to review his feature on The Wall of Faces and various testimonials of appreciation for his duty and service to America. Lt. Col. King’s commemoration on The Wall of Faces states he was MIA (Missing In Action). The story of his death, as told to his now-deceased wife, Margaret, by another USAF pilot who witnessed his tragic demise, was that his fighter jet, an F-105 Thunderchief, caught on fire during an airborne refueling mission.

Sep 24, 2018 - Feature of the Week

General Douglas MacArthur - Security Concerns

How extremely relevant are MacArthur’s words, not just for a post WWII America, but for a 2018 America? In their own way, Thomas Jefferson, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Ronald Reagan and others have vocalized the same sentient concern regarding the destructive potential of negative internal forces. Internal forces often exceed external forces in their destructive aspect. As powerfully as MacArthur’s words ring true in a national sense, do they not also ring true for each of us in a personal sense?