Sortor Bushido Kai Karate

63056 Lower Meadow Dr. #120, Bend, OR 97701

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June 6, 2015

Hunter Blakelock

Started training: January 2010 - Age 11

Tested for red belt: June 6, 2015 - Age 17

It is strange to stand here and read this, because it almost feels unreal, like a dream. I have been training for about 5 and a half years in this school, and now it feels...

June 6, 2015

Cole Blakelock

Started training: January 2010 - Age 8

Tested for red belt: June 6, 2015 - Age 14

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step,” was a quote written by a Chinese philosopher by the name of Laozi in 531 B.C. Don’t worry, though. This isn’t a histo...

November 14, 2014

Elise Knowles

Started training: January 2009 - Age 9

Tested for red belt: November 14, 2015 - Age 16

Sensei Kristina told me before my brown II test, “you aren’t the average teenage girl.” At the time I wasn’t sure how I felt about that. But no matter how I felt about it,...

July 13, 2014

Started training in July 2008, age 10.  Tested for black belt July 2014, age 16.

Black Belt Speech:

            This past year has flown by fast!  I remember thinking the time between my red belt test and testing for black belt would be long, but this now seems way wrong...

July 13, 2014

Started training in July 2008, age 10.  Tested for black belt July 2014, age 16.

Black Belt Speech:

It’s very difficult for me to try and find the right words to describe my journey. For just over 6 years, I have spent a good portion of my life working to improve myself...

July 13, 2014

Started training in August 2005, age 6.  Tested for black belt July 2014, age 15.

Black Belt Speech:

WOW. Where to begin? This journey is one that can not be explained with words, you must complete it yourself to understand. But I will do my best to sum up my experience.

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July 13, 2014

Started training January 2006, age 7.  Tested for Jr. Black Belt March 2012, age 13

Jr. Black Belt Essay:
   There is no amount of words that could sum up what karate has done for me. But I'll do my best. I tried other sports when I was younger but they weren't for me....

June 7, 2014

Jeremiah Nord

Started training: January 2010 - Age 27

Tested for red belt: June 7, 2014 - Age 31

I want to start by thanking everyone for being here today. It’s an honor to have you all here supporting me, and I am very grateful.

This essay is very hard for me to write. I...

August 25, 2013

Started training in 2008 at age 10, tested for black belt in 2013 age 16.

Black Belt Speech:

CHECK BACK SOON

August 25, 2013

Started training January 2007 at age 32, tested for black belt July 2013 at age 39.

Black Belt Speech:

Black belt....

What does it take to get a black belt? Does it take countless numbers of punches, kicks and katas? Yes, but more. Does it take hours upon hours of class t...

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