Kiado-Ryu Karate

May 15, 2017 - Photo of the Week

Last Week: One & Done. This Week: One & Dead

Sadly, this week’s feature reveals the power of one punch, one cowardly sucker punch which ended the life of a forty-five year old father of five children, Louie Campos. The original story, written by Melissa MacBride: A follow-up story by ABC News reports that the murderer, an ex-felon, has been arrested and awaits trial: Two major lessons can be learned from this tragedy: A single punch can be lethal.

May 8, 2017 - Photo of the Week

One & Done

Black Belt vs. Pimp (Knowledge vs. Stupidity) Movies are filled with fight scenes that go on forever and ever, giving people the illusion that such extended engagements are the reality of street fights. Not so when a well-trained Black Belt is involved. The following four-part screen cap reveals how knowledge triumphs in many situations, and in this case it is “one and done.” As the narration of the video states, the black dude is a pimp who assaults a Black Belt named Jay Lee, who, upon assault from the pimp, preempts the attacker and knocks the dude out with one blow, in what appears to be a lead armbar to the head/neck area.

May 1, 2017 - Photo of the Week

Great Lady, Great Leader

Margaret Thatcher served Great Britain as Prime Minister from 1979 to 1990. The first woman to have held the PM position, she was not only a great lady but a great leader—tough, smart, and uncompromising, qualities which garnered her the appellation of “The Iron Lady.” Today’s world could definitely benefit from more of Thatcher’s leadership, strength and courage. The Karate Institute of America applauds her, especially in her belief of self-responsibility and personal ownership—qualities any KIA student understands.

Apr 24, 2017 - Photo of the Week Quote

Great Words From A Great President

Perseverance and Spirit have done Wonders in all ages. George Washington These words inspire us all to be better, to do better, to never quit and to remember the Spirit within us. Isn’t it interesting how all truly great leaders inspire and encourage those to whom they have been given the mantel of leadership, as opposed to those so-called leaders who try to divide men and weaken their spirits in order to control and subjugate them.

Apr 10, 2017 - Photo of the Week Quote

Eight Great Words

Great Britain’s Sir Winston Churchill is, arguably, one of the greatest leaders of the 20th Century. The following quote contains eight of the most powerful words when any of us is going through hard times, sort of like climbing up the ladder from white belt to black belt. Basically, the tongue-in-cheek translation of these powerful eight words is, “Don’t stop here!”

Apr 3, 2017 - Photo of the Week

Hannibal's Father-Daughter Moments: Priceless!

The KIA’s own Hannah “Hannibal” has some fun with her dad, driving him backward on multiple occasions with powerful kicks. In this first pic, Hannah drives her Pops back with a front kick. Nice extension, too! Next, she pummels him with a roundhouse kick. Oh, my! Who knew such a diminutive young woman could deliver such power! Notice how she knocked her father off balance? Very cool! And then—here comes the thunder!