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  • 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 jistub@windstream.net

    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



  • 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 



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