Since 1976

From the past year

Kelly Cox receives his 9th dan black belt from Keith Yates and Mike Proctor.


Caroline Goodspeed promoted to 8th dan and John Patterson to 4th by Keith Yates.


Aaron Barnett is promoted to 6th black belt by Mr. Yates.

Mr. Yates (Dr. Yates) receives his PhD degree at the GMAU conference in November, 2019.


Karate legends Jim Harrison, Keith Yates, and Bill "Superfoot" Wallace at the American Karate Black Belt Assoc's huge promotional event on November 16. Mr. Yates is also the Chairman of the Board of the AKBBA.


Mr. Yates with Don Mullins and proud big brother Skipper Mullins.


Dr. Tedd Mitchell was promoted to 5th dan black belt by Tom Thompson, Allen Steen, Mike Proctor and Keith Yates on 10/24/19.


Jimm McMurray, Karen Eden Herdman, Keith Yates at the Korean Martial Arts Masters Hall of Fame in July 2019.


Mr. Yates receiving his "Legends" award for 50 years in the arts, June in Las Vegas.


In Las Vegas with Mr. Yates, Tayari Cassel, Jeff Smith, Joe Corley, Dennis Brown.


Mr. Yates with Ninjitsu legend Stephen Hayes and Jessie Bowen at the Hall of Fame awards.


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


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.

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.


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

Black Belts line up to honor Mr. Yates