Kiado-Ryu Karate

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!

Mar 27, 2017 - Photo of the Week

Fixed Fortifications

General George Patton stated a maxim of war: Fixed fortifications are monuments to man’s stupidity. Patton knew, as all great warriors know, to stand still in a fight and refuse to move is a fool’s strategy. It’s common sense that a moving target is much harder to hit than a stationary one. So why do many fighters refuse to incorporate movement and motion in their fighting strategies and styles? The Karate Institute of America’s fighting strategy is founded on movement.

Mar 20, 2017 - Photo of the Week

A Walk Down Goldilocks Lane

Nicole “Goldilocks” Hackler has been a staunch KIA family member since the 1980s when her husband, Warren, a United States Marine, was stationed at Marine Corps Air Station El Toro. Times have changed a bit, but here is a photo of them at a U.S. Marine Corps function looking beautiful and handsome. Such a power couple! Time marches on. The following photo of four lovely and talented KIA women was taken in the 1990s.

Mar 13, 2017 - Photo of the Week

Beautiful KIA Smiles But . . . Beware!

Two of the Karate Institute of America’s loveliest students are Zemia “Barracuda” Garrett (photo right) and Hannah “Hannibal” Shamassian (photo left). They are dedicated, driven, talented ladies with great smiles, as we can see from the following photo. Hannah and Zemia However, let it be known, they are developing their martial arts skills to the point where anyone—man or woman—would be woefully unwise, i.e., foolish, to assault them. Those beautiful smiles are real, no doubt, but so, too, are the looks they can manifest to ward off any assailant, smiles which clearly send the message, “Don’t tread on me!