Keith Yates with other martial arts pioneers and champions, Roy Kurban, Bill "Superfoot" Wallace, and Jeff Smith, at a special weekend in Durant, OK, in February 2019.
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.
Proud group pose with their new black belt certificates.
Martin Davila and Mateo Cisnero with Mr. Yates at the evening celebration.
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.
Chuck and Gina Norris pose with Keith Yates before the service for Jhoon Rhee.
Mr. Yates with Mr. Norris and Mr. Steen on May 5, 2018.
In March, Mr. Yates presented Dr. Merrill Matthews (Buddy) and Timothy Looney with a seventh degree black belt promotion.
Mr.s Kurban, Yates, and Steen at the 2018 AKATO Banquet
Black Belts line up to honor Mr. Yates
Cooper Student of the Year, James Murphey
Alpha Student of the Year, Ryan DeArmond
Lake Highlands Student of the Year, JaNessia Carhee
Marudo Student of the Year, Anh Nguyen
Dragon Student of the Year, Caitlin Pennell
Hands On Student of the Year, Lauren Cisnero
Axe Student of the Year, Allie Knagg
North Texas Student of the Year, Mike Vaughn
Bonstaff Student of the Year, Logan Coates
Richardson Y Student of the Year, Michael Lawler
Disciples Student of the Year, Malachi Klongpayabel
Iss Hogai Student of the Year, Chris Fowler
A proud group earning their black belts in Kobudo on November 18, 2017.
Lance and Layne Spradlin during the 2017 Kobudo exam.
Kimbery Wang and Wendy Settle
Naveed Papari and Lyman Roark earned Shodan in Marudo Karate-do.
At the Gathering of Eagles in August 2017. Keith Yates, Century Martial Arts founder Mike Dillard, Ishmael Robles, Allen Steen, Al Decascos.
Sam Perez, owner of Denison Family Karate, was presented with his 8th dan black belt at the 2017 AKATO Awards Ceremonies.
Larry Wheeler was awarded with his tenth degree black belt.
All 6 of the demo teams who performed on March 25.
Ginny Tyler of DMD Tae Kwon Do is the 2017 Instructor of the Year.
Jon Alster, Trevor Mangram, and Keith Yates at Mr. Alster's Karate Club in Los Angeles.
Mr. Yates meets up with two of his California black belts, Thuy Pham and Jon Alster in July 2016.
Michael Matsuda of the Martial Arts History Museum in Los Angeles greets Mr. Yates at his induction into the museum's Hall of Fame.
Mr. Yates with karate legend Pat Johnson, a fellow inductee into the MAHM Hall of Fame.
Mr. Yates with martial arts icon and film star Cynthia Rothrock.
James Lew and Keith Yates at the Dragonfest 2016.
Jon Alster and Keith Yates with Gerald Okamura at the 2016 Dragonfest in LA.
GMs Pat Burleson, Keith Yates and Allen Steen at the evening banquet.
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.