Kiado-Ryu Karate

Jul 24, 2023 - Feature of the Week

JDRF T1D Children's Congress

The young lady in the image is my first born grand child, Paige Jacob. She is a great fighter in battling to create a world without Type 1 Diabetes. In mid July of this year she attended the JDRF T1D CHILDREN’S CONGRESS in Washington, D. C. It was quite an honor for her to be chosen as one of the teens to serve as an advocate for finding a cure for this disease. My family is extremely proud of her and praise everyone who is fighting to create a world without Type 1 Diabetes.

Jul 10, 2023 - Feature of the Week

Tactics Before Strategy

IT IS AMAZING how many fighters—in the ring or out—seldom, if ever, thoroughly study their opponent before they engage in battle. They may watch a video or two but such a “preparation for battle” does not reflect a true, studious and serious effort to understand the opponent and accomplish the task at hand, which is to win the conflict, not simply to become a combatant in it. Warriors, true warriors, go into battle with one and only one thought—victory.

Jun 26, 2023 - Feature of the Week

A Tribute to John Lovell

Warrior Poet Society JOHN LOVELL is a fellow warrior. A military veteran, he is highly skilled in combat and self-defense but is also extremely funny and hilariously entertaining, especially while sharing his knowledge and martial arts prowess with his audience. Clark “Flash” Hyman, the sixteenth Black Belt of the Karate Institute of America, introduced John Lovell and his Warrior Poet Society to the KIA. Thanks, Flash! About John Lovell John Lovell is the Founder and CEO of the Warrior Poet Society — a values-based community dedicated to physical protection, the pursuit of truth, and living for higher purpose.

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.