1950

Arel Begins his Martial Arts Study

1952

Arel Earns Black Belt under Sudo

1956

Arel Enlists in US Marine Corps

1959

Arel Opens first Connecticut Karate Dojo

1962

Kyokushin Association

1963-68

New England Martial Arts in Hartford

1968

Fearns begins his study with Paul Arel

1970

Arel founds Kokondo Karate

1972

Howard begins study with Paul Arel

1982

Western US demonstration of Jukido Jujitsu

1989

First National Seminar

1998

First and Only 10th Dan

2001

Passing of Master Longo

2009

Passing of Kokondo Founder

2013

Kaicho Elevated to Highest Active Rank