Kiado-Ryu Karate

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.

Mar 20, 2023 - Feature of the Week

Our Accomplishments Are Not Our Life. Our Life Is Our Accomplishment

How often in life do we get sidetracked with achieving all kinds of worldly things—name, fame, celebrity, riches, power, status, lands, titles, properties and on and on? The list of things we set out to accomplish in this life is endless, but the germane issue is that all worldly attainments are exactly that, worldly. Sound a little esoteric? Perhaps, but it’s true. Life is energy. It can neither be created nor destroyed.

Mar 6, 2023 - Feature of the Week

Grown Ups, Own Up

From Parenting Wisdom: What to Teach the Children by Richard Andrew King. If there is any one thing that separates “grown ups” from children it is that Grown Ups, Own Up. Adults take responsibility for their own actions and do not blame others for their choices or lot in life. As the famous Indian Saint, Guru Nanak (the first of the ten Sikh Gurus), emphatically stated: I blame not another; I blame my own karmas.

Feb 20, 2023 - Feature of the Week

The "C" Line

From The Black Belt Book of Life: Secrets of a Martial Arts Master. In climbing high to reach nobility, and supportive of their sibling Ds, are the Cs of Character, Courage, Commitment, Concentration and Consistency. The first essential step to a spiritual life is character. Saint Sawan Singh Only a man’s character is the real criterion of worth. Eleanor Roosevelt The first prerequisite of a gentleman or a lady is a good moral character.