Kiado-Ryu Karate

Oct 22, 2013 - Photo of the Week

A Barracuda on the Rise

Zemia “Barracuda” Garrett of the Karate Institute of America strikes a pose in preparation for her Orange Belt test at the end of October. Dedicated and determined, Ms. Garrett, who is in the manufacturing business, has a wicked roundhouse kick that would rival any higher level student. We look forward to her impending success and future studies at the KIA.

Oct 14, 2013 - Photo of the Week

Major Accomplishments Rising

Major Accomplishments Rising for THREE KIA Students Chris “Growler” Grau and Kim “Cultivator” Thomas pose with soon-to-be second degree Brown Belt Tristan “Raptor” Ligtvoet upon successful completion of his test on Tuesday, 22 October 2013, 7:00 P.M. Growler and Cultivator will be completing their requirements for a 4th Dan Black Belt rating with a performance of a few upper division katas. 4th Dan is a highly prestigious Karate Institute of America black belt rank held only by one other Kiado-Ryu martial artist—Dan “Basai” Asay (currently inactive).

Oct 7, 2013 - Photo of the Week

Son of a Cougar

Jimmy Edge, shown here in a black gi top, red pants, and purple belt is the son of Genny “Cougar” Edge (Kiado-Ryu Black Belt #13) as he bows in before performing his kata at a martial arts tournament in 1985.

Sep 23, 2013 - Photo of the Week

Boys of a Maddog

Pictured with his handsome young sons is Kiado-Ryu Black Belt #14 Greg “Maddog” Bendel. His youngest son, Marcus, just started the 3rd grade; elder son Hunter, the 6th grade. Maddog works for Hewlett Packard as a Business Continuity Consultant. He also serves as a reserve sergeant for Orange County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue division. During the 1980s and 1990s, Greg exercised his black belt acumen as an instructor for the Karate Institute of America.

Sep 17, 2013 - Photo of the Week

Flashback: Dr. Milton "Super Zedha" Jacobson

Dr. Milton “Super Zedha” Jacobson is the 3rd Black Belt of the Karate Institute of America. During his journey he paused for a moment to pose with his nunchucks—a standard Kiado-Ryu weapon. Milt began his martial arts journey at age 54 and achieved his 1st Dan Black Belt rating at age 60! What an inspiration!

Sep 10, 2013 - Photo of the Week

Dr. Milton Jacobson: Then and Now

This is a wonderful “Then and Now” photo of Dr. Milt “Super Zedha” Jacobson, the 3rd Black Belt of the Karate Institute of America, receiving his 1st Dan on 20 September 1985, as the collage reveals. Thanks to computer technology, not available to the average person in 1985, Dr. Jacobson poses with his wife, Gloria, in a recent photo taken in September 2013. “Then,” Dr. J was 60 years old, having begun his Kiado-Ryu martial arts journey at the tender age of 54!