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  • July 01, 2014 6:39 PM | James Stuber (Administrator)

    Once again Marion Seagraves is our warrior of the bike hike. Marion last year completed the bike hike after taking on a car. This year not as exciting as the car fight but she took a spill over the bridge and still finished the bike hike just a little bruised and to top off the hike she went off course and added 2 miles to her ride . Good Job . We can't wait to see what you do next year Marion.


  • June 30, 2014 5:14 PM | James Stuber (Administrator)

    This Summer games was held at East Harbor Park in Marblehead. For the first time in years KIA did not go to Kelleys Island. The weekend started with the bike hike from Cleveland Ohio to East Harbor Park. There were eighteen bikers this year to take on the challenge of the 75 mile hike. The trip began from the Cleveland KI on West 115th & Lorain Ave.. There were many obstacles along the way three flat tires  loose chains, bumpy roads. rain, but that did not stop our riders the last of the group pulled in to camp around 2:30pm. All the riders were equipped with directions phone numbers and a KIA tie dyed Bike Hike T-shirt. Only one rider went of course but was easily found  by Sensei Stuber and Grandmaster Madry and returned to the group. The youngest rider this year was Aidan who finished in the middle of the group and the oldest does not want to be mentioned but they finished the entire bike hike. Once camp was pitched the bikers gathered a round for  burgers and snacks  and then most went of to their tents.

    Saturday morning Sensei Maki , Sensei Stuber headed out for the 5 mile run walk or crawl. Surprisingly their were quite a few that woke up for this early morning event. The run was along the harbor shoreline  and through the park. It was a beautiful morning for the run. Afterwards the KIA instructors gathered around for the morning workout.

    Sensei Maki , Sensie Slivka , Sensei Capirano , Sensei Vernon and Sensei Stuber were the instructors for the morning workout. Sensei Maki taught wrist lock traps with a weapons. He kept the group thinking and moving the whole time. With only 15 minutes to get the job done each instructor was on their game  wasting no time teaching the group.

    Sensei Capirano taught ground fighting for the students which was interesting and a challenge for some who were not familiar with it , but that did not stop them or their effort to get it down.

    Sensei Slivka did Chanbara and finished up with King of the ring which was well received by everyone. I do not think anyone minded getting hit in the head even though they did not have on head gear.

    Sensei Vernon took the group through some of the techniques from the Kajukenbo system and showed where you can go with what you already know Her double block set with the take down was practiced over and over again and many started to use variations of what she taught to them.

    The work out was a great success  good job to all the instructors and participants.


  • June 30, 2014 5:02 PM | James Stuber (Administrator)

    On June 1,2014 about 75 KIA Students Instructors and family members gathered for the  annual KIA Kick A Thon

    picnic at North Chagrin Park in Willoughby Hills Ohio. The Kick off began at 11 am followed by the cook out and our annual tug of war contest between the parents and the kids. Each year the kids challenge the parents and usually win but not this year the parents were in a competitive mood and took the first couple of matches before the kids pulled one out with the help of Sensei Brown. Megan from Make A Wish Foundation kicked along with our adults and did a great job. KIA sponsored her a $1.00 per kick. Megan helped raise over $300.00 with that sponsorship  from KIA.

    Only half of our group were able to attend the picnic with Graduation parties and vacations planned others will kick later but they still were able to contribute to the cause.

    Our wish child is Marissa from the local area and her wish is to visit the most haunted house in America. That happens to be the Winchester Mystery House in California which is where she is headed on her wish thanks to all the students , Sponsors and instructors with the Karate Institute of America. GREAT JOB AGAIN.

    On Behalf of the KIA Board of Directors we would like to Thank All of you for making these wishes come true.

    We will post pictures of Marissa's wish when we get the pictures from her wish trip.


  • May 18, 2014 9:45 PM | James Stuber (Administrator)

    On May 18,2014 Sensei Josh Peters ran and completed the Cleveland Rite Aid Marathon. He was running in the marathon with his mom. Sensei Peters completed the marathon in 5hours , 32 minutes. We do not have the time of his mom .

    I would guess since it was not mentioned she finished earlier than Sensei Peters. Along the way Sensei Peters was surprised to see Sensei Slivka  cheering on the runners as he passed by.

    KIA was in full support

    . Congratulations Sensei Peters . Job well done. The KIA bike hike should be a breeze after the marathon.





  • May 18, 2014 8:30 PM | James Stuber (Administrator)

    On November 09,2014  the students from KI Tang Soo Do and KI Kajukenpo will meet at the Grand ballroom at the Cleveland Airport Marrriott Hotel in Cleveland Ohio to compete in the 45th National Championship.

    The competition will start with Black Belt team fighting .


    The KIA National Weekend will be held November 8- 10, 2014 at the Cleveland Airport Marriott Hotel on West 150th street in Cleveland Ohio. Weekend flyers will be available in July for the event.






  • May 18, 2014 1:00 PM | James Stuber (Administrator)
    The Munson Karate Institute will be hosting the Munson Annual Karate Summer Camp for students ages 5-13 years old.. The camp focuses on Discipline, respect,seld confidience , reponsibility, team work self defense, and much more. The camp is taught by Sensei James Stuber the director of the Munson Karate Institute and National Director for the Karate Institute of America. Mr. Stuber will be aided by  a few Class A Certified instructors with the Karate IInstitute of America.The camp will run from June 23 thru June 27th. Camp begins each day at 9 am and concludes at 3pm. On Friday night a small demonstration by the students for family members and friends will be held at the school. The demonstration will begin at 7pm. For information on signing up for camp please call James Stuber at 440-285-0871 or e mail him at
  • April 12, 2014 8:10 PM | James Stuber (Administrator)

    The second KI Points tournament  of 2014 was held at the Twinsburg KI on April 12th Chanbara began at 10 a.m.
    There were over fifty competitors at the event. The juniors sparring division was the largest division of the day.  there were four pools competing and eight went onto the medal round. The mini peewee division was fun to watch as they competed. The next KIA Points tournament will be held at the Cleveland KI on July 12,2014 . It will start at 10 a.m. with Chanbara  


  • February 02, 2014 8:12 PM | James Stuber (Administrator)

    On February 1,2014 the Cleveland KI & Munson KI performed a demonstration at the College Park Club in Cleveland.

    Sixteen KIA students from both schools performed a forty-five minute demonstration. Showing the basics to advanced techniques and synchronized forms, board breaking, weapons and much more. The students were well received by the audience of over 100 people . Most of the audience took to the time to thank the students and talk with them for a while before departing for the evening. The demonstration was led by Grandmaster Madry . Performing in the demo were Giovanni Jacoba , Naoh Nunney, Diego Nunney, Austin Hostetler, Ricardo Dejesus , Tim Brandes  all from the Cleveland KI and Faith Belza, Taylor Belza, Grace Belza, Jacob Stephans, Josh Williamson, Pamela Kreigh, Bob Kreigh , Adam Kreigh,   and Kitty Kreigh from the Munson. The demonstration was performed for the group and they are making a donation to Make A Wish in the name of the Karate Institute of America. As instructors  Grandmaster Madry and Sensei Stuber could not be any prouder of the performance you all put on Saturday night. GREAT JOB.

  • November 17, 2013 8:22 PM | James Stuber (Administrator)

    On Saturday morning November 9th about 25 participants woke up to take part in the Kali stick fighting seminar taught by Guru Tony Marcial. Mr. Marcial has over 45 years of experience in his art and did not disappoint the group. The participants were still practicing what they learned and were talking about it all day. They all said they would welcome the opportunity to learn more of the art. On behalf of the Karate Institute od America we would like to thank Mr. Marcial for his time. Check out the photos in the KI Photo Gallery.

    For those who missed the seminar there is always next year of course it will not be the same seminar. Don't hear about our events from others be there and see for yourself what it ids all about.



  • November 17, 2013 8:08 PM | James Stuber (Administrator)

    The 44th KI National Weekend was held on November 8-10th at the Cleveland Airport Marriott Hotel in Cleveland Ohio.

    On Friday night over 100 people attended the KI Black Belt Testing . The candidates were Greg Sims  for 1st degree , Josh Peters, Kevin Salvadore, Joseph Rangel and Josh Peters all for 2nd degree and Jay Maki  for his 5th degree. The evening ceremony began with Grandmaster Madry introducing the testing board which consisted of Grandmaster Algene Caraulia, Grandmaster David Praim , Grandmaster Eugene Madry Sensei James Stuber, Sensei Luis Dabila , Sensei Tim Brandes, Sensei Julie Madry and Sensei Reggie Brown. The years of the board totaled over 250 years between the group.

    The Candidates performed for the board and the audience for over one hour showing off the skills and their leadership skills. After the test the announcements were made as to the new promotions. The candidates all did a great job performing and showing why they were chosen by their instructors to be promoted.


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