KI News

This section contains news updates regarding different KIA events and will feature articles that are part of the Spirit newsletter, including student reviews.  Feel free to subscribe to the KIA RSS feed to receive automatic updates regarding what's new with the KIA!

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  • June 17, 2013 7:03 AM | Anonymous

    In June 15th the Grand championship kickoff was held on Kelley's Island the kickers for this event were Henry Ashburn traveling all the way from Houghton Michigan a 12 hour trip and Joey  Strano from Chardon Ohio. Mr. Ashburn came for  whole weekend  kickoff Bike hike workout , Summer games and cookout. Mr. Strano could only make the kick off. He and his family came over on the ferry just so Joey could kick. Now that is KIA spirit and dedication by both students. The Grand champion kick off was held after the morning workout. both the kickers watched as Sensei Stuber demonstrated how they must kick for the one minute time frame. The counters this year were Sensei Salvadore, Sensei Jay Maki, Sensei Mark Rhodes  and Miss Stephanie Watts-Garcia. Three of the four counter are former Grand champion kickers. After the kick off was over it was announced the results would be announced at dinner later that night. Mr. Strano had other commitments so he had to leave but after dinner Sensei Guest was able to get reception on the phone when the announcement was made. Sensei Stuber announced the kick totals 64 kicks were counted by the two counters for one kicker and 67 kicks were counted for the other kicker by the other two counters. The kick off was very close. The announcement was made Mr. Henry Ashburn was the 2013 Grand champion kicker for this year and would take the cup back to Copper Country KI for the year. Congratulations to Mr. Ashburn and Mr. Strano for showing true KI dedication.

  • May 11, 2013 9:49 PM | Anonymous

     The annual KIA Summer Games and Bike Hike were held at Kelley's Island on June 14-16th . The weekend began with a seventy five mile bike hike from Cleveland Ohio to Kelley's Island on June 14th Friday. Once to the island the bikers pitched the camp site and relaxed until morning. At sixish am all KIA Warriors began the five mile run around the island once completed there was time to relax and have breakfast before the one and a half hour workout with some of KIA's Black belts the students at the workout the students learned from instructors many different self defense techniques and weapons  self defense At 11am the KIA Black belt test was held. Sensei Rick Capirano tested for his Nidan (second Degree Black Belt). Sensei Capirano performed before the KIA testing board of sensei Maki , Sensei Brandes, Sensei Julie Madry , Sensei James Stuber and Grandmaster Eugene Madry. The test showed basic to advanced self defense and was well organized. There were bodies flying in the air as Mr. Capirano performed his test in the end all ukes were uninjured and ready for the results by the board. Mr. Capirano joined the ranks of Nidan  with the Karate Institute of America. Congratulations Sensei Capirano.

  • April 21, 2013 1:54 PM | Anonymous

    Welcome to the new KIA website! The KIA has intergrated all online services for membership registration and KIA Events into the KIA website.

    Please take a few minutes to look through and check out the new features of the website! Current features are national membership registration and tournament registration. Upcoming features will include online registration for belt testing and other KIA National Events. Also, feel free to subscribe to the KIA RSS feed to receive automatic updates regarding what's new with the KIA!

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