Kiado-Ryu Karate

Jun 12, 2023 - Feature of the Week

R.I.P. Roger Griffin

Thursday, June 1st., my beloved father, Roger Griffin, passed from this life to Eternity in the presence of his Lord Jesus Christ. James Griffin It is a sad occasion to share such news. Roger Griffin passed away on 1 June 2023, in Sandpoint, Idaho. He will be sorely missed. Mr. Griffin and Mrs. AviceMarie Griffin raised four sons—Joel, Josh, James and Ben— and one daughter, Anastasia. In fact, two Griffin family members became KIA Black Belts: James, aka “Psycho” (Kiado-Ryu Black Belt #60: 7 September 2000) and Anastasia, aka “Wildcat” (Kiado-Ryu Black Belt #55: 25 April 1998).

May 29, 2023 - Feature of the Week

Time to Secure

In war the first thing you must do is secure yourself against defeat. Sun Tzu Martial Arts teaches us to always be prepared to defend ourselves against an attack. It does, of course, have other benefits but survival is its most critical quality. Some people may consider preparation to be paranoia. Nonsense. Preparation is not paranoia. It’s common sense. Obviously, we do not live in a loving, peaceful, harmonious world.

May 15, 2023 - Feature of the Week

Power Precepts

The following is an excerpt from Chapter 2 of The Karate Consciousness: From Worldly Warrior to Mystic Master. 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.

May 1, 2023 - Feature of the Week

A Hollywood Skull

In the early years of the Karate Institute of America his call sign was “Hollywood.” A champion fighter, he ignited fear in the mind and psyche of his opponents. He could kick you in the head just as easily as punching you in the gut. In a phrase, he was “one bad dude!” Not only was he a great competitor, he was flamboyant and exciting to watch in his patriotic red, white and blue karate gi.

Apr 17, 2023 - Feature of the Week

Women, Guns & Power

I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery. Thomas Jefferson SAFETY. SECURITY. PROTECTION. This is the core and crux of using a firearm for everyone, especially for women, who are naturally more vulnerable than males. America is transiting the most dangerous era in its 247 year history. We’re all witnessing how bad guys are going free while law-abiding citizens are being incarcerated. It’s madness—the absolute manifestation of an upside-down, inside-out world.

Apr 3, 2023 - Feature of the Week

A Sheriff's Caution

Needless to say, the environment in today’s world is becoming more and more chaotic, more and more dangerous, and more and more lawless, which is why more and more Americans have purchased firearms to protect themselves and their families. Regarding the protection issue, many Americans are carrying a concealed firearm with them. Some states mandate a CCW license, which stands for “Concealed Carry Weapon.” Other states allow “Open Carry,” which allows a person to carry a firearm without a permit.