Kiado-Ryu Karate

Oct 23, 2023 - Feature of the Week

Elite Means Elite

In an ever-growing and hostile environment due to a law and order breakdown, millions of Americans are exercising their 2nd Amendment right to carry a firearm for their personal protection. Different states have different laws regarding carrying a firearm. In California, the legal right to do so falls into a category identified as “CCW” or “Concealed Carry Weapon.” One of the businesses offering CCW services and firearm training in Orange County is EliteCCW located at 18183 Euclid Street, Fountain Valley, CA, 92708.

Oct 9, 2023 - Feature of the Week

Shootout at Cook's Corner

It wasn’t a gunfight at the OK Corral but it was deadly. A lone shooter, retired sheriff John Snowling, shot his wife in the face and killed three innocent people at famous Cook’s Corner—a family restaurant in Trabuco Canyon, Orange County, CA. The dead were identified as Tonya Clark, 49, of Scottsdale, Arizona; Glen Sprowl Jr., 53, of Stanton and John Leehey, 67, of Irvine. Snowling, whose motive apparently had to do with his wife’s filing for divorce, was killed in the massive gunfight.

Sep 25, 2023 - Feature of the Week

Hawk Soars to Black!

The business world knows him as David T. “Chip” Robinson, Jr., President of The Management Works of Newport Beach, CA. However, the Karate Institute of America knows him by only one name—his call sign—“Hawk!” Hawk began his martial arts journey at sixteen years of age. His first championship was at the Orange Belt level—the first color belt above White, the color for beginners. Obviously, winning his first championship as an Orange Belt was a portent of things to come, and oh how they came!

Sep 11, 2023 - Feature of the Week

Congratulations Arian

The 9th of September 2023 was a great day for Arian D, aka “Terror.” Not only was it his 11th birthday—complete with an afternoon birthday party—it was also his KIA Purple Belt test day in which he passed with glorious success! So … here’s to you, young man: CONGRATULATIONS on your achievement of becoming a Kiado-Ryutm Purple Belt! Remember this pic when Arian was awarded his Orange Belt back in June of 2022?

Aug 28, 2023 - Feature of the Week

The Endless Lie of Gun Violence

It is a sad and obvious reality that violence using guns is an aspect of modern life. However, the Endless Lie is that guns do the shooting when, in fact, it is people who do the shooting, not guns. Guns do not shoot by themselves, so spreading the illusion of “Gun Violence” is a lie, a lie designed to force people to give up their guns, as if doing so would create peace.

Aug 14, 2023 - Feature of the Week

World War II: Witness to War

World War II: In Color on the American Heroes Channel Martial Arts is combat. Its excellence demands study. Whether it expresses itself in a one-to-one clash or in a global conflict, serious students must pay serious attention to the art of war. Survival demands it. Failure laments it. The American Heroes Channel (AHC) has produced a four part series entitled World War II: Witness to War in color. It is highly recommended that contemplative martial art students watch this excellent series which reveals the horrific complexity, reality, tragedy and necessity of war.