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  • 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



  • 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



  • November 14, 2017 7:08 AM | James Stuber (Administrator)
    Friday November 10th marked the beginning of the 48th KI National weekend which was held at the American Croatian Hall. The night started out with black belt testing style testin


    The three candidates performed in front of the KI testing board which this year was comprised of Soke Caraulia he founder of the Karate Institute of  America,Grandmaster Madry Master Stuber,Master Jay Maki ,Master Bryan Levy KI Tang Soo Do,Master Daryl Palm KI Tango Soo Do  and Sensei Julie Madry. The seven member  testing board had  over 275 of martial arts experience between them.

    The candidates showed  why they were there in front of the board and the audience by showing their skills leadership,organizational, technical and physical skills. 

    After all the candidates were finished the Board resided to vote if he candidates did enough to pass their style test. 

    The results came back and were announced to the audience and the candidates and the results were  KI has 2 new Shodan (1st degree) black belts Sensei Bob Kreigh and Sensei John Smith  

    And the third candidate being promoted to Sandan (3rd degree) was Sensei Rick Capirano. Congratulations to the candidates and their Ukes 



  • November 14, 2017 7:08 AM | James Stuber (Administrator)
    Friday November 10th marked the beginning of the 48th KI National weekend which was held at the American Croatian Hall. The night started out with black belt testing style testin


    The three candidates performed in front of the KI testing board which this year was comprised of Soke Caraulia he founder of the Karate Institute of  America,Grandmaster Madry Master Stuber,Master Jay Maki ,Master Bryan Levy KI Tang Soo Do,Master Daryl Palm KI Tango Soo Do  and Sensei Julie Madry. The seven member  testing board had  over 275 of martial arts experience between them.

    The candidates showed  why they were there in front of the board and the audience by showing their skills leadership,organizational, technical and physical skills. 

    After all the candidates were finished the Board resided to vote if he candidates did enough to pass their style test. 

    The results came back and were announced to the audience and the candidates and the results were  KI has 2 new Shodan (1st degree) black belts Sensei Bob Kreigh and Sensei John Smith  

    And the third candidate being promoted to Sandan (3rd degree) was Sensei Rick Capirano. Congratulations to the candidates and their Ukes 



  • October 08, 2017 4:08 AM | James Stuber (Administrator)

    On Saturday October 7,2017 about 20 KIA students and family members from Cleveland KI and Munson KI gathered at the Munson KI for a seminar 

    TaiChi taught by Sensei Julie Madry from Cleveland KI and Yoga taught by Jeanette Peters the King Fu was taught by Sensei James Stuber.

    All are members of the KI Family.he seminar began with Yoga Jeanette Peters took the group through an hour of Yoga focusing on positions and breathing the group was focused the whole time. They found out what a great exercise Yoga is for the body as well as the mind.


    Next was TaiChi Sensei Madry taught this portion with such a relaxing tone the group had no trouble following her instructions. After the hour  of TaiChi our group had a better understanding of TaiChi and how moving so slow was not so easy.

    The last was Kung Fu Sensei Stuber took the group through part of the Shaulin Kung Fu Dragon form and then applied a couple of self defense  sets from the movement so the group understood what they we're doing.

    After the 3 hour seminar I think the group had a better understanding of these three different disciplines

    Great job by the instructors and participants.

  • September 23, 2017 1:00 PM | James Stuber (Administrator)

    On September 16, 2017 about 35 competitors competed in the last points tournament of the year.The tournament was held at the Munson KI. Students from  Twinsburg KI, Cleveland KI and Munson KI came together for the competition.

    After many announcements the tournament began with Chanbara padded weapons fighting.The competition was fun to watched as competitors tried to score on one another with the padded swords.

    The competition was strong and the commaradarie  between competitors was what competition is all about.

    The Mini peewee division is always great to watch as they learn the art of competition 

    Kenton Ushiroda finished first in this division followed by Roshnee Deshpande in second Katie Siko in third and Sawyer Klis in fourth.

    These young competitors showed excellent discipline and sportsmanship. I especially want to compliment Kenton Ushiroda for his focus , Discipline and behavior throughout the tournament.

    Next was the Pewee Division Riley Cook took first with a strong kata followed by Jordan Koby in second and Mackenzie Siko in third.

    The brown belt division was the largest division hosted twelve competitors

    Taking top honor in kata was Dana Buzzelli  In second was William Murphy third place went to Alex King and fourth place went to Emily Brush

    The difference in placing between 1st and 8th place in the Brown Belt Division was 4 tenths of a point some competitors were separated by .02 of a point that is how close competition was in this group.

    The junior advanced belts had 7 competitors a small group for this division but no less competitive.

    Vincent Koludrovich took top honor followed by Aaron Granoff edged out of first by only .02 of a point.

    third went to Quinn Dallet and fourth place Rayma Johnson.Another tight scoring division First thru fourth separated by only .27 of a point.

    Overall competition was strong and competitive throughout the day. My Congratulations to all competitors. 


    Take care hope to see you at the November 11th  KI Tournament in Eastlake 


  • August 11, 2017 6:47 AM | James Stuber (Administrator)

    On Thursday August 10,2017 KIA students from Munson and Cleveland attended the second all dojo workout at the Cleveland KI . Twice a year KIA students from all the schools get together and workout. The first this year was held at the Twinsburg KI. All students are invited to this event. It is a great opportunity to workout with the KIA group . It is what KIA is all about . While the first workout had more students in attendance from all the Ohio schools this workout saw half that number but the enthusiasm and effort was no less. 

    I for one have been attending these all dojo workouts for over 30 years and never get tired of them.Especially when I get to be a student everyone and a while. This year Grandmaster Madry did the entire group and I was paired off with Zoe Santiago a young advanced junior from Cleveland KI. We were doing kicking drills and she was giving it her all and it was my privilege to work with her  and encourage. She did not quit and should great spirit.

    I also got to work with William Murphy a young brown belt from Cleveland KI as we were attacking each other Grandmaster Madry encouraged William to attack me hard and told him if he hit me hard he would give him a dollar .  so as William punched I stood still and took a couple of punches. I am not sure GrandMaster Madry paid up the $2.00 he owed but it sure made the drill a lot of fun after the offer.

    We also had four young peewee novice from Munson and Cleveland KI join the workout i believe they enjoyed the workout out as much as the adult students did. Working with Grandmaster Madry under the Guidence of Sensei Julie Madry and Sensei Rick Capirano.

    I also had the opportunity at the end of the workout to work with these young future KIA black belts. 

     For those that missed this workout you can mark your calendars for 2018 in April Munson KI will host the next all dojo workout.

    Again to those in attendance Thank You for the opportunity of working out with you.

    Sensei Stuber



  • June 29, 2017 9:08 PM | James Stuber (Administrator)

    The Summer Games truly was a warrior weekend.Monsoon weather for a bike hike . two mile run after the hike 1 hour workout with Grandmaster Madry on wet muddy grass Dinner and shower and sleep. only to wake up Saturday Morning for a 5 mile run  and an hour and a half workout with Sensei Reggie Brown. Sensei Josh Peters, Sensei Kathleen and Sensei James Vernon, Sensei Julie Madry and Sensei Stuber. from ground fighting to Kung Fu and ever Reiki ( Meditation ) Afterwards the brutal Summer Games followed by mind boggling KI Summer Games Trivia.

    Campfire Smores and friendship and the finale of the weekend Breakfast Sunday morning at the Big Boppers.

    A KIA tradition that began 20 years ago with the KI Summer Games Warriors

  • June 29, 2017 8:53 PM | James Stuber (Administrator)

    On Saturday June 24,2017 Sensei Jay Maki performed his style test at East Harbor Park. Sensei Maki was aided by Ukes  Sensei Julie Madry, Sensei Josh Peters Sensei Kevin Salvadore and Sensei Wayne Guest. The five but on quite a performance for the KIA testing board.

    Sensei Maki used various weapons in his program showing many restraint holds and take downs. He performed a Jo Kata which many have never seen and might have thought it was a bo staff. 

    There was a bar scene in the program that had the audience laughing.

    The finale in the program was a concert family event that showed self defense using a fold up camping chair and even a water bottle .

    The program lasted about 14 minutes and it took the testing board about the same time to decide Sensei Maki was what they looked for in a higher Dan level.

    While his program was full of different and some unique self defense but It was not the only reason for this promotion to 5th degree black belt on this day.

    No another factor was Sensei Maki used people from the Ohio region from Cleveland KI and Munson KI in his program . He worked around their schedules and his to make this happen. He traveled three different times to Ohio to meet with his group taking 3 days to a week  out of his schedule each trip to make sure his program was together and ready for the board. The testing Board recognized this and decided this is the kind of dedication and leadership they like to see in all their black belts,

    Congratulations 

    Master Jay Maki

  • June 29, 2017 6:02 PM | James Stuber (Administrator)

    On June 23,2017  fourteen riders set out on the KI annual Warrior weekend which began with a 75 mile bike ride from Cleveland KI to East Harbor Park. The weather was pleasant with a chance of rain as the group lined up in front of the Cleveland KI for the group photo. Officially at 6:33 am the group headed out led by Sensei Joseph Rangel  

    Sensei Maki took the lead in the bike hike on his recumbent bike and finish the hike first. Followed by Joseph Rangel Leah  Harper, Adam Kreigh and Kathleen Vernon . The day was full of surprises three flat tires  bicycle breakdowns people breakdown. The weather was a factor in the hike this year the riders experienced drizzling  rain, Heavy rain .monsoon rains high winds and even a little sun of and on throughout  the day. One big obstacle was the flooding roads that made the  hike much more fun i mean difficult,

    It truly was a test of spirit regardless how far these fourteen riders peddled they all showed great spirit in taking on the challenge.

    The t shirts came  in handy this year as all bikers directions were soaked and unreadable so the joke of putting the directions on the shirt worked out perfectly as that is what we used to get to the finish line that the sag wagon group and determination..

    Thanks to our set up crew Sensie Salvadore, John Smith, Sensei Maki  Grandmaster Madry, and Julie Madry

    GREAT JOB by all

    Sensei Stuber


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