Since 1976

From the past year
5.19.18.bb.test.jpg

Getting ready for the black belt exam on May 19. Steven Starnes, Caleb Skipper, Ginny Tyler, Robert Rothlesberger, Martin Davila, Miguel Jaimes, Mateo Cisnero, Nick Samuel, Andrew Poulton, Tim Meeks.

5.19.18.black.belts.jpg

Proud group pose with their new black belt certificates.

miguel.jaimes.5.19.18.jpg

Miguel Jaimes

ginny.tyler.5.19.18.jpg

Ginny Tyler

caleb.skipper.5.19.18.jpg

Caleb Skipper

andrew.poulton.5.19.18.jpg

Andrew Poulton

martin.mateo.5.19.18.jpg

Martin Davila and Mateo Cisnero with Mr. Yates at the evening celebration.

jet.to.DC.jpg

Arriving in DC, on a private jet for Jhoon Rhee's memorial service. Jamie Cashion, Keith Yates, Allen Steen, Gina and Chuck Norris, Pat Burleson, Ted Gambordella.

yates.chuck.norris.jpg

Chuck and Gina Norris pose with Keith Yates before the service for Jhoon Rhee.

norris.yates.steen.jet.jpg

Mr. Yates with Mr. Norris and Mr. Steen on May 5, 2018.

matthew.looney.7th.jpg

In March, Mr. Yates presented Dr. Merrill Matthews (Buddy) and Timothy Looney with a seventh degree black belt promotion.

kurban.yates.steen.jpg

Mr.s Kurban, Yates, and Steen at the 2018 AKATO Banquet

black.belt.group.3.17.18.jpg

Black Belts line up to honor Mr. Yates

Proctor.SOY.jpg

Cooper Student of the Year, James Murphey

Roark.SOY.jpg

Alpha Student of the Year, Ryan DeArmond

Goodspeed.SOY.jpg

Lake Highlands Student of the Year, JaNessia Carhee

Cox.SOY.jpg

Marudo Student of the Year, Anh Nguyen

Thibidouex.SOY.jpg

Dragon Student of the Year, Caitlin Pennell

Merhout.SOY.jpg

Hands On Student of the Year, Lauren Cisnero

Rhine.SOY.jpg

Axe Student of the Year, Allie Knagg

Starnes.SOY.jpg

North Texas Student of the Year, Mike Vaughn

Bonstaff.SOY.jpg

Bonstaff Student of the Year, Logan Coates

RichardsonY.SOY.jpg

Richardson Y Student of the Year, Michael Lawler

Tyler.SOY.jpg

Disciples Student of the Year, Malachi Klongpayabel

ethington.SOY.jpg

Iss Hogai Student of the Year, Chris Fowler

kobudo.black.17.group.web.jpg

A proud group earning their black belts in Kobudo on November 18, 2017.

kobudo.spradins.17.jpg

Lance and Layne Spradlin during the 2017 Kobudo exam.

kobudo.wang.settle.17.jpg

Kimbery Wang and Wendy Settle

naveed.lyman.bb.web.jpg

Naveed Papari and Lyman Roark earned Shodan in Marudo Karate-do.

yates.dillard.robles.steen.decascos.jpg

At the Gathering of Eagles in August 2017. Keith Yates, Century Martial Arts founder Mike Dillard, Ishmael Robles, Allen Steen, Al Decascos.

perez.promo.shake.jpg

Sam Perez, owner of Denison Family Karate, was presented with his 8th dan black belt at the 2017 AKATO Awards Ceremonies.

wheeler.promo.3.17.jpg

Larry Wheeler was awarded with his tenth degree black belt.

akato.teams.2017.jpg

All 6 of the demo teams who performed on March 25.

ginny.IOY.2017.jpg

Ginny Tyler of DMD Tae Kwon Do is the 2017 Instructor of the Year.

jon.trevor.jpg

Jon Alster, Trevor Mangram, and Keith Yates at Mr. Alster's Karate Club in Los Angeles.

yates.thuy.alster.jpg

Mr. Yates meets up with two of his California black belts, Thuy Pham and Jon Alster in July 2016.

matsuda.jpg

Michael Matsuda of the Martial Arts History Museum in Los Angeles greets Mr. Yates at his induction into the museum's Hall of Fame.

pat.johnson.yates.jpg

Mr. Yates with karate legend Pat Johnson, a fellow inductee into the MAHM Hall of Fame.

yates.rothrock.jpg

Mr. Yates with martial arts icon and film star Cynthia Rothrock.

james.lew.jpg

James Lew and Keith Yates at the Dragonfest 2016.

alster.gerald.yates.jpg

Jon Alster and Keith Yates with Gerald Okamura at the 2016 Dragonfest in LA.

Burleson.yates.steen.2016.jpg

GMs Pat Burleson, Keith Yates and Allen Steen at the evening banquet.

wilson.rothrock.yates.jpg

Film director Art Camacho, martial arts movie star Don Wilson, Mr. Yates, and film star Cynthia Rothrock at the Martial Arts Masters Hall of Fame in Ft. Worth in 2015.