Since 1976

From the past year
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The 2019 seminars were a great success thanks to Master Chris Folmar.

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AKATO Students of the Year awards

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More Students of the Year awards

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The 2019 Tenets awards

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Higher Black Belt promotions, March 2019

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Keith Yates, Bob Woerner, Tony Tempesta, Mike Proctor, Larry Wheeler and Tony Kaufman celebrate Mr. Woerner's 50 years in the martial arts.

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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.

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Dick Strom receives his 9th Dan from Mike Proctor, Keith Yates and Larry Wheeler.

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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.

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Proud group pose with their new black belt certificates.

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Miguel Jaimes

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Ginny Tyler

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Caleb Skipper

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Andrew Poulton

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

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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.

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

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

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

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

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Black Belts line up to honor Mr. Yates