Sortor Bushido Kai Karate

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

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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....

August 25, 2013

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

Black Belt Speech:

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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...

March 3, 2013

Started training August 2005, age 6.  Tested for Jr. Black Belt March 2012, age 13.

Jr. Black Belt Essay:

Red belt has been an amazing journey for me. During Red, I have changed dramatically both in knowledge and skill. I have always loved learning new things in karate a...

July 1, 2012

Started training August 2005 age 34.  Tested for black belt July 2012, age 41.

Black Belt Speech:

Hi. My name is Wendie Hohman and I am 41 years old. I take karate because it helps me move mountains.

I am honored today to accept my Shodan from Sensei Brian Sortor at Sorto...

July 1, 2012

Started training August 2005, age 10.  Tested for black belt July 2012, age 17. 

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July 1, 2012

Started training September 2005, age 21.  Tested for black belt July 2012, age 28. 

Black Belt Speech:

Where do I begin?

The journey to black belt has not been what I expected.  Stepping onto the mats for the first time as a white belt, or even years in as a purple b...

July 1, 2012

Started training June 2006, age 10.  Tested for black belt July 2012, age 16. 

Black Belt Speech:

Wow. What a journey karate has been. Never before have I been so committed to one thing as I have karate. Indeed, it has become one of the biggest areas in my life, fol...

July 1, 2012

Started training June 2006, age 10.  Tested for black belt July 2012, age 16.

Black Belt Speech:

As you can see, I have earned my black belt. Attaining this rank has up til now seemed so far away. I can hardly believe that I am now wearing mine, but at the same time, I f...

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