Founder of Kiaido Ryu Martial Arts (KRMA)

Kiaido Ryu Martial Arts was founded by Grandmaster and 8th Degree Black Belt Lance Strong. Lance has been involved in the martial arts for over 55 years and has been an instructor for over 30 years.  

In November 2006 Lance was awarded his 8th Degree Black Belt and Hanshi title by Grandmaster Leo Fong and the Kiaido Ryu Masters Board. 

"Lance is a visionary who sees martial arts as a continuous journey toward self-improvement. He is a true teacher who is able to guide students to the door of knowledge and inspire them to enter and discover themselves." 
Grandmaster Leo Fong - Los Angeles USA

Hanshi Lance is also the highest ranking instructor of Dillman Karate International, outside of the USA. He was awarded his 7th Degree Black Belt in D.K.I in Reading, Pennsylvania in 1996. He was graded by a board of Grandmasters, consisting of four of the world's best-known martial artists, Professor Wally Jay 10th Degree, Professor Remy Presas 10th Degree, Leo Fong 10th Degree and George Dillman 9th Degree.

In Los Angeles in 2012 Lance was also awarded his 5th Level ranking in Grandmaster Leo Fong’s martial art of Wei Keun Do, or “Way of the Integrated Fist.”

Due to his extensive experience in martial arts weaponry Lance has also been involved in stunt work/weapons choreography for the television programs Hercules and Xena.

In 1995, Lance was awarded the Thames/Coromandel District Sports Award for Service to Sport. He has an extensive background in Education and Training, having worked for Toyota New Zealand for many years as Training Manager. Lance was responsible for delivering leading edge training in the areas of Personal Development, Peak Performance, Leadership Skills and Total Quality Management. He also spent three and a half years in the corporate world in America where he worked as a Senior Vice President of Operations, while continuing his extensive martial arts studies.

Throughout his career Lance has had an enthusiastic interest in the development of human potential, and helping people live their very best lives, by combining modern motivational training with the deeper philosophies and teachings of the martial arts.

To make this knowledge readily available he has developed the course called "Warriors Wisdom." The content for this is based on Lance's book "Warriors Wisdom."

(Copies of the book are available through our on-line shop)

Kiaido Ryu Martial Arts is affiliated to Dillman Karate International USA, Grandmaster Leo Fong's Wei Kuen Do, and is a member of the US based United World Martial Arts Federation. 


All Kiaido Ryu Martial Arts rankings are internationally approved and sanctioned by a panel of Masters:

  • Grandmaster Lance Strong 8th Degree Black Belt
  • Grandmaster Ava Strong 7th Degree Black Belt
  • Master Paul Hinton 6th Degree Black Belt

Events

Fri, Dec 1
6pm Black Belt Grading
When Fri, Dec 1, 6pm
Where Thames High School, Sealey St, Thames 3500, New Zealand (map)
Sat, Dec 2
10am All rank grading day
When Sat, Dec 2, 10am
Where Thames High School, Sealey St, Thames 3500, New Zealand (map)
Sun, Jan 21
10am Black & Brown Belt Training
When Sun, Jan 21, 10am
Where Thames War Memorial Civic Centre, 200 Mary St, Thames 3500, New Zealand (map)
Sun, Feb 18
10am Kata Breakdown Day
When Sun, Feb 18, 10am
Where Thames War Memorial Civic Centre, 200 Mary St, Thames 3500, New Zealand (map)
Sun, Mar 18
10am Black & Brown Belt Training
When Sun, Mar 18, 10am
Where Thames War Memorial Civic Centre, 200 Mary St, Thames 3500, New Zealand (map)
Fri, Apr 13
7pm Warriors Wisdom Part 1
When Fri, Apr 13, 7pm
Where Kauaeranga Valley Education Camp, Kauaeranga Valley Rd, Coromandel Forest Park 3592, New Zealand (map)
Sat, Apr 14
7am Warriors Wisdom Part 1 day 2
When Sat, Apr 14, 7am
Where Kauaeranga Valley Education Camp, Kauaeranga Valley Rd, Coromandel Forest Park 3592, New Zealand (map)
Sun, Apr 15
7am Warriors Wisdom Part 1 day 3
When Sun, Apr 15, 7am
Where Kauaeranga Valley Education Camp, Kauaeranga Valley Rd, Coromandel Forest Park 3592, New Zealand (map)
Fri, May 11
7pm Warriors Wisdom Part 2
When Fri, May 11, 7pm
Where Kauaeranga Valley Education Camp, Kauaeranga Valley Rd, Coromandel Forest Park 3592, New Zealand (map)
Sat, May 12
7am Warriors Wisdom Part 2 day 2
When Sat, May 12, 7am
Where Kauaeranga Valley Education Camp, Kauaeranga Valley Rd, Coromandel Forest Park 3592, New Zealand (map)
Sun, May 13
7am Warriors Wisdom Part 2 day 3
When Sun, May 13, 7am
Where Kauaeranga Valley Education Camp, Kauaeranga Valley Rd, Coromandel Forest Park 3592, New Zealand (map)
Sat, Jun 16
10am Camp All Ranks
When Sat, Jun 16, 10am
Where Kauaeranga Valley Christian Camp, 304 Kauaeranga Valley Rd, Thames 3577, New Zealand (map)
Sun, Jun 17
9am All Ranks Camp day 2
When Sun, Jun 17, 9am
Where Kauaeranga Valley Christian Camp, 304 Kauaeranga Valley Rd, Thames 3577, New Zealand (map)
Fri, Jul 6
6pm Black Belt Grading
When Fri, Jul 6, 6pm
Where Thames (map)
Sat, Jul 7
9am All Ranks Grading
When Sat, Jul 7, 9am
Where Thames (map)
6pm KRMA Dinner and Hanshi 70th B'day celebration
When Sat, Jul 7, 6pm
Where The Club, 601 Mackay St, Thames 3500, New Zealand (map)
Fri, Aug 17
7pm Warriors Wisdom Part 1
When Fri, Aug 17, 7pm
Where Kauaeranga Valley Education Camp, Kauaeranga Valley Rd, Coromandel Forest Park 3592, New Zealand (map)
Sat, Aug 18
7am Warriors Wisdom Part 1 day 2
When Sat, Aug 18, 7am
Where Kauaeranga Valley Education Camp, Kauaeranga Valley Rd, Coromandel Forest Park 3592, New Zealand (map)
Sun, Aug 19
7am Warriors Wisdom Part 1 day 3
When Sun, Aug 19, 7am
Where Kauaeranga Valley Education Camp, Kauaeranga Valley Rd, Coromandel Forest Park 3592, New Zealand (map)
Sat, Nov 10
9am Camp All Ranks
When Sat, Nov 10, 9am
Where Kauaeranga Valley Christian Camp, 304 Kauaeranga Valley Rd, Thames 3577, New Zealand (map)
Sun, Nov 11
9am Continuing Camp Training
When Sun, Nov 11, 9am
Where Kauaeranga Valley Christian Camp, 304 Kauaeranga Valley Rd, Thames 3577, New Zealand (map)
Fri, Nov 30
6pm Black Belt Grading
When Fri, Nov 30, 6pm
Where Thames (map)
Sat, Dec 1
9am Gradings All Ranks
When Sat, Dec 1, 9am
Where Thames (map)

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