Sortor Bushido Kai Karate

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

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July 17, 2016

Started training in January 2010 at age 11, tested for black belt in July 2016 at age 18.

Black Belt Speech:

There are very few things in this world that, no matter the ability, will never be reached. And yet, many remain beyond the horizon, unable to be described, and a...

July 17, 2016

Started training in January 2010 at age 8, and tested for black belt in July 2016 at age 15.

Black Belt Speech:

Words cannot express the feelings and emotions I felt after completing a journey that has taken six and a half years. It’s something that has been a long time...

July 17, 2016

Started training in January 2010.  Tested for black belt July 2016.

Black Belt Speech:

In June of 2014 I tested for and received my red belt.  Up until this point black belt had never really seemed real. But it then became very real.  The mountain was next.  After 7 rank...

June 11, 2016

Garrett Knowles

Started training: June 2009 - Age 6

Tested for red belt: June 11, 2016 - Age 13

This being my last test inside a building gives me the chills. Just thinking about black belt mountain makes my stomach ache. It’s hard to believe that I have gone through so m...

June 11, 2016

Luke Larsen

Started training: March 2010 - Age 5

Tested for red belt: June 11, 2016 - Age 11

I am a Champion
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit.” –Aristotle

What an amazing journey this has been for me.  I never would’ve dreamed as a...

June 11, 2016

Ivan Melsheimer

Started training: January 2011 - Age 7

Tested for red belt: June 11, 2016 - Age 12

I used to look at the belts on the wall, and think of them as just random colors. And in a way, they are. Just a long piece of fabric that you tie around your waist. I know...

July 12, 2015

Started training in March 2007, age 8.  Tested for black belt July 2015, age 16.

Black Belt Speech:

There is so much I want to say, but I feel like nothing can accurately sum up

this experience. It feels impossible for me to put these past few months into words,

nonetheles...

July 12, 2015

Started training in February 2008, age 10.  Tested for black belt July 2015, age 18.

Black Belt Speech:

      The first thing i'd like to say is that I don't want this essay to be all about me, I want this to be about you guys, my listeners and supporters. The goal of my...

July 12, 2015

Started training in December 2008, age 10.  Tested for black belt July 2015, age 17.

Black Belt Speech:

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July 12, 2015

Started training in September 2008, age 9.  Tested for black belt July 2015, age 16.

Black Belt Speech:

Black Belt, since I was 9 years old this has been something that I’ve  looked at but never thought I’d make it to this point, that somewhere along the way I’d lose int...

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