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  • November 15, 2019 7:10 AM | James Stuber (Administrator)

    To see all Tournament results from the 50th Annual KI National Championship Tournament  held on November 9,2019 in Eastlake Ohio.Click on 2019 points standings.doc

    Congratulations to all competitors. The competition throughout the day was spirited and sportsmanship was shown throughout the day. 

  • November 10, 2019 7:05 PM | James Stuber (Administrator)

    On November 9,2019 over 150 people gathered to watch or complete at the Karate Institute of America National Tournament in Eastlake Ohio .Students and instructors came from Ohio , Michigan, Florida,Missouri,and California. One group of competitors from KI Tang Soo Do ,even came to the event after being at a 5 day tournament in New York . They drove over night and arrived about 2:30 in the morning  settled in their hotel and arrived on time to compete at the event by 9:30 am.

    Many in attendance came to compete The tournament began with team fighting followed by Black belt forms and Black Belt weapons form. Jesse Corpus from Kajukenbo  took 1st place honors in the one Black Belt forms division while the other Black belt division winner was Josh Peters from KI Kajukenpo.

    Black Belt weapons winners were Marvin Manalo and James Stuber.

    The highlight of the tournament was black belt fighting while it was intense the black belts showed excellent control throughout the matches It was fast and hard fought. In the end the Black Belt Women's division winner was Savannah Garcia from KI Tang Soo Do and the men's division winner was Josh Peters.

    All the divisions throughout the day were exciting to watch right down to the 5-6 year old division.

    Congratulations  to all competitors Tournament results will be posted by 11/16/19 on the site.

  • November 10, 2019 6:37 PM | James Stuber (Administrator)

    The KI 50th National weekend was held on November 8-9 ,2019 at the the American Croatian Hall in Eastlake Ohio.

    Over 200 People attended this event over the weekend. The weekend began with Black belt testing on Friday night over 100 people came to support the black belt Candidates William Murphy-Hoffman, Brian Bryant and Sensei Josh Peters.The candidates  presented themselves to the testing board which consisted of Soke AlGene Caraulia Grandmaster Eugene Madry, Grandmaster Dave Swartz, Master Jay Maki, James Stuber and Julie Madry.

    The testing board combined with over 250 years over experience in the martial. The candidates showcased their skills to the Testing board  . They showed everything from basic  to advanced self defense, Weapons Self Defense 

    Multi Man Self Defense Kata  Board Breaking  and even light saber self defense .The candidates finished their Programs  and awaited the decision of the KIA Testing Board.

    The testing board returned and announced the results  but before the final results were read all the KI Black Belts were asked to line up  for the ceremony.

    This portion of the test is called a Style Test and is also the Rights of Passage. The candidates had to show Leadership skills , organizational skills, basic to advanced self defense  All required material stay within the time allotment and follow their outline . If the do not follow these requirements they could fail their test.

    All the Black belts line up to welcome the new black belts when they are promoted.

    Grandmaster Madry introduced the Newest KI  Shodans (1st Degree black Belts) Sensei William Murphy & Sensei Brain Bryant 

    Soke AlGene Caraulia then announced the newest Yondan (4th Degree) Sensei Josh Peters.

    This is a moment every student will remember in the martial arts training . That is the day the put on their Black Belt.

    every time I see it take place I remember the day I put mine on for the first Time. What a feeling.

    What a night

    Congratulations to our new KI Black Belts Sensei William Murphy-Hoffman and Sensei Brian Bryant from the Cleveland KI and Sensei Josh Peters our newest 4th degree Black Belt from the Munson KI.

  • June 20, 2019 7:02 PM | James Stuber (Administrator)

    on June 13-16th  the Karate Institute of America celebrated the 50th anniversary of the organization. The event was held at Mill creek Camp in Mackinaw City . Over 50 people from the Munson KI , Cleveland KI and the Copper Country KI attended the event.The weekend started off in grand fashion with a 730 am workout with Grand master Madry Assisted by Sensei Josh Peters which was held out doors about 25 students took part in the early morning  workout. Next up was the Senior belt /General belt test which was also held outdoors.

    The rest of the day was free to explore the fort the town or Mackinaw Island.

    The evening continued at 7 pm with Black Belt Style testing . Alex King was testing for his 1st degree Black Belt.

    Mr. King completed his program and the testing board announced its newest KIA black Belt Sensei Alex King.

    the audience clapped and cheered the results and the group was bowed out . The excitement wen t on through the night and it was obvious the Sensei Kings mother and father weer proud of their son.

    I know as his instructor iI was proud if his performance.

    Saturday was more of the same. 6 am morning run/walk 5 miles followed by an hour and a half workout with Master Maki , Jeanette Peters , Sensei Joseph Rangel and Sensei i Stuber .the students and parents  all joined in the workout. Yoga, Self Defense , work place self defense and Kung Fu were taught to the group. The energy level was very high. 

    After the workout the KIck A Thon Kick off began Joe and Joseph kickoff for the Grand Champion Kicker title. When it was over the results showed Joseph Rangel will hold the title until next years event. Great job by both the kickers.

    The Summer Games followed the kick off as usual they were interesting and challenging. Blindfolded Kata , Bo Staff balloon break JUmp rope belt race and the golf ball relay.

    After the games everyone headed out to  explore the area.

    The evening continued with thte KI Trivia and a new 20 question challenge topics from karate techniques to movies to state capitals challenged the teams at the evening summer games .

    .This weekend set the tone for the rest of the year,

    November  2019 marks the 50th Anniversary  of the organization

    I hope to see you all there to help us celebrate  50 years of Tradition.

  • January 21, 2019 7:02 AM | James Stuber (Administrator)

    This year 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the Karate Institute of America.

    On November Saturday 9th there will be a KI Alumni Reunion for all KI Alumni students and their families.The reunion will be held at the American Croatian Hall in Eastlake Ohio. Tickets for this event will be available on the KI web site in late March.Don't miss this opportunity to come and see old friends and instructors. There will plenty of stories & photos to help you remember your training days with the KI. There will dinner a DJ & dancing a Photo both to take new pictures with friends and compare to the old one and more.

    This is an exciting year for the KI along with the reunion it marks the 30th anniversary of the KI Kick A Thon to benefit the Make A Wish Foundation. for those not familiar with this event the Karate Institute of America has raised money for the Make A Wish Children and their families and has granted over 60 wishes in that time.

    So don,t miss out the DATE IS NOVEMBER 9,2019 .

    for more information call or email James Stuber at 440-285-0871 or e mail

    Regardless of your rank or years in the arts if you are KI Alumni we hope to see you in November.

    come share stories of training with Soke Algene Caraulia and the KI

  • December 20, 2018 7:14 AM | James Stuber (Administrator)

    On December 15,2018 the Annual Munson KI Christmas tournament was held . Competitors from Cleveland Twinsburg and Munson  came to compete and enjoy the day. The competitors brought a can of food and the $25.00 fee to compete . All Proceeds and food were donated to local charities for the holiday.This event is in its 18 year.

    Competitors competed in synchronized forms, weapons forms empty hand forms Chanbara (padded weapons fighting ) and points fighting throughout the day.\

    The  synchronized was great to watch as the competitors from ages 5 up through the adults tried to move and stay together. Many different weapons were used to perform with on this day Swords, Bo Staffs, Sais, Kama and even a flg form performed by Sensei Josh Peters for entertainment purposes only.This performance and his suit was a highlight of the day. 

    The Christmas tournament and party went on until 2 pm and was a big success.

    I wish to thank all the students and families who participated in this event.

    And I would like to Wish you all a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you and your families.

    Take care

  • December 20, 2018 7:03 AM | James Stuber (Administrator)

    On December 17,2018 the Munson KI conducted a women's self defense course. The course is held generally the last Monday of the month from 7-8:30 pm. The class is conducted by Sensei Josh Peters and he is assisted by other instructors from the Karate Institute Sensei Kevin Salvadore ,James Hosmer and Miss Emily Brush. The instructors took the group of fifteen strong through rear choke escapes bear hug , wrist grabs front choke and hair pulls during the hour and a half long class.

    The women in the group followed instructions and asked questions throughout the night.

    This class is offered to any women that wish to learn basic and common self defense.

    The cost is $10.00 each for the course.The certified instructors at the Munson KI enjoy doing this for the community and take pride in helping others learn what they are capable of accomplishing.

    If you have a group and Monday does not fit in your schedule call the Munson Karate Institute at 440-285-0871 to ,make arrangement that fits your groups needs.

  • April 16, 2018 7:41 AM | James Stuber (Administrator)

    On Sunday April 15,2018 about 45 competitors gathered at the Cleveland KI to Compete in the Ki Points tournament. There were several competitors competing for the first time. 

    The KI Black belt Divisions of Forms and Weapons went immediately following three rings of Competitive Chanbara ( Padded Weapons Fighting)

    The black belts showed their skills performing forms from different styles other than the KI Kajukenpo style in which they train.

    After the black belts the Adult Kyu ranks and Juniors performed there weapons forms with great control.

    The Mini Peewee division in Kata was center stage as it should be these young students will be our future instructors and leaders.

    The Junior advanced and Peewee divisions were the largest  and the competition was tough.

    Some placing in the peewee Novice , Peewee Advanced and the Junior Advanced forms were separated by .01 or .02 of a point. Meaning the competitors were very close in their skill level in all these divisions.a missed step of stance was probably the difference in these divisions. Great job.

    Most of the sparring matches I saw had the scores 3-2 final  some were 3-1 and 3-0 but for the most part sparring had very close matches. Keep training. 

  • November 14, 2017 7:50 AM | James Stuber (Administrator)

    As an instructor with KI it is always a pleasure to see students from all the KI schools competing throughout he year. I enjoy watching as the students grow in their skill level in competition but more importantly in the maturity as a martial artist and their respect for others. 

    This weekend competition was no different I saw students conversing and helping each other out throughout the event in the competition. This might surprise others not with KI  because they are all competing against each other and have the desire to win. They put that aside and help other become better while still competing. 

    The KI instructors should be proud of the martial artist they are developing for our future as the KI Board is proud of all of them. 

    I heard judges encouraging students throughout the day and letting them know that only hundredths of a point separated many of them in the results. While everyone wants to win that trophy or medal that is not why you compete . We compete to make ourselves better and make others better the trophy or medal are the results of our hard work. 

    I want to congratulate all competitors for going out and doing your best Saturday you made all the KI instructors proud  

    Sensei Stuber

  • November 14, 2017 7:33 AM | James Stuber (Administrator)

    Saturday morning started off with team sparring. The teams were comprised of the top competitors from the KI Points Tournaments in 2017

    Team A consisted of Sensei Josh Peters ,Sensei John Smith, Andy Brush,Vincent Koludrovich, Bradley Toth and Jordan Koby

    Team B consisted of Sensei Rick Capirano, Harold Harper,Noah Williamson,Joseph Shamosh Mackenzie Siko and Rylee Johnson. 

     The team sparring was total points scored by each team member in their 2 minute matches. The competition fonished the last match was Sensei Peters and Sensei Capirano both are 3rd degree black belts and were team captains this year. The announcement was made the results were team A had 33 Team B had 36 and was the winners of the Team Sparring for 2017  

    Just a note Team A consisted of all the 1 st place division winners this year and Team B weee all the 2 place division winners. Just shows you the difference is very close in competitions between placing as it should in team sparring and throughout the tournament competition on Saturday.

    Read tournament post for results coming soon

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