Founder of Kiaido Ryu Martial Arts (KRMA)

Kiaido Ryu Martial Arts was founded by Grandmaster and 9th Degree Black Belt Lance Strong (MNZM). Lance has been involved in the martial arts for over 60 years and has been an instructor for over 38 years.  

July 7 2018 Lance awarded 9th Degree Black Belt and Hanshi title by Grandmaster Leo Fong and the KRMA Masters Board
Jan 14 2018 Lance awarded his 9th Degree Black Belt in Wei Kuen Do by Grandmaster Leo Fong. 
Dec 2018  Lance and Ava Strong received the Member New Zealand Order of Merit  (MNZM) for service to Karate and the Community. (MNZM)
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
Due to his  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, working s Training Manager for Toyota New Zealand for many years. Lance was responsible for delivering leading edge training in Personal Development, Peak Performance, Leadership Skills and Total Quality Management.
He also spent several years in the corporate world in USA working as a Senior VP of Operations, while continuing his extensive martial arts studies.

Lance has always had an enthusiastic interest in the development of human potential, in helping people live their very best lives, by combining modern motivational training with the philosophy 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 Grandmaster Leo Fong's Wei Kuen Do in the USA.

All KRMA ranks are internationally sanctioned by a panel of Masters:

  • Grandmaster Lance Strong 9th Degree Black Belt
  • Grandmaster Ava Strong 8th Degree Black Belt
  • Master Paul Hinton 6th Degree Black Belt
  • Master Phil Murray 5th Degree Black Belt

Next Event

Jiu Jitsu Seminar with Shihan Phil
Sunday March 14th   10am-2.30pm
Thames Jack Mclean Community Center
Rolleston Street

Register with your Instructors by Fri 12th
$30 if registered $35 at the door
Orange Belts and up may attend.
This seminar will be covering Positional Drills so make the most of
Shihans knowledge and come and up grade your skills.
These seminars are always a lot of fun so register asap.
Remember to bring your water bottle & lunch.

Warriors Wisdom Part 1.
Fri March 5th 7pm start - ends Sunday 7th March 1.30pm
You still have time to get your name in and join us for a great
weekend in the beautiful Kauaeranga Valley, Thames.
Learn how to make a plan for your life and follow the skills taught on this course to help make the changes you may need to move forward for greater results.
Anyone can attend this course they do not have to be Kiaido Ryu Student.
Want more information then contact us below and we will send through more details
contact: Lance Strong MNZM or Ava Strong MNZM





Postponed and rescheduled to above date

August Saturday 15th   10am - 2.30pm
Just about time for the All Ranks Training Day.
Make sure you let your Instructor know you are attending by Thursday 13th August.
It will be an awesome day of rank specific training and a little bit of Hanshi Seminar. The biggest thing about it will be the fact we can all catch up and find out how everyone is doing.

The Gathering function in the evening will be awesome socialising  having a little dance it seems almost like normal life hahaha. 
Come and enjoy it with us. See your Instructor to get your last minute ticket. More details below:

August, Saturday 15th Thames - 10am - 2.30pm $25
Thames Jack Mclean Community Recreation Centre
Thames High School, Rolleston Street

After training join KRMA friends and family at 

THE GATHERING” function at GBD

Nibbles and a Disco will be included in Ticket with a Casual Dress code.
More details and cost to follow.
Make sure you let your Instructor know if you would require tickets as numbers will be limited.

Next Grading Day will be:
December 4th Black Belts
December 5th All Ranks

Other dates to for rest of year are:
Warriors Wisdom Part 1 –August 21,22,23
Warriors Wisdom Part 2 – Sept 18,19,20 TBC
All Ranks Camp – Nov Sat 14, 15   (at this point still a go)
last being the Gradings in Dec 4,5