Welcome to the KIA

The Karate Institute of America is an open martial arts association that welcomes members from all different martial arts styles to participate in our tournaments and events.  Centered in Cleveland, Ohio and Detroit MI, the KI has members and hosts tournaments and events throughout the Midwest. 

Find a school near you
Kajukenpo Style Tang Soo Do Style
Cleveland KI (OH) Auburn Hills KI (MI)
Copper Country KI (MI) Oakland County KI (MI)
Munson KI (OH) Bloomfield Hills KI (MI)

Macomb KI (MI)
  Oak Park KI (MI)
  Shelby KI (MI)
  Las Vegas KI (NV)

Please check out the different events and tournaments offered through the year and feel free to contact us with any questions you may have!

Recent News

April 16, 2018 7:41 AM • James Stuber
November 14, 2017 7:50 AM • James Stuber
November 14, 2017 7:33 AM • James Stuber

Community service

Did you know, that besides our Make-a-wish support, that the Karate Institute of America frequently performs community service?  KIA has been involved in training law enforcement officers as well as elementary school students.  We are always looking for ways to promote martial arts and give back to the community.

Upcoming events

June 02, 2018 10:00 AM • Strawberry Picnic Area, Willoughby Hills, OH; McLain State Park Hancock, MI
June 08, 2018 6:00 AM • Camp Nesbit, Sidnaw, MI

KIA Summer Games: June 8-10th

Summer Games at Camp Nesbit: Watton Michigan (near Sidow, MI)

Please save these June dates to join your KIA family on their new adventure to Camp Nesbit.  The camp blends a rustic feel with many modern conveniences.  

Camp Nesbit covers 30 acres and includes twelve cabins, kitchen and dining hall, recreation hall, outdoor pavillion, swimming beach, ball field, archery range, hiking trails, ropes course, canoeing and other outdoor amenities.

Of course our traditional KIA Summer Game activities will be in full force: Self defense seminars, karate workouts, 5-mile run/walk/crawl, Summer games competition and more.

We will be renting 15-passenger vans to transport people from Ohio to the camp, which will guarantee some additional memories along the way.

Register online today!

Membership Renewal Reminder
Students are reminded that KIA memberships expired on 12/31/17. Renewing online is quick and easy.

Students with active memberships benefit with reduced rates on all KIA tournaments and events!  As part of your KIA membership, members earn points in competition as part of the Annual Point Series. 

Without a current membership, students will not be allowed to belt/stripe test. Additionally, non-member pricing will be in effect for all KIA points tournaments.


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