Sortor Bushido Kai Karate

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

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August 13, 2013

Jarod Gatley

Started training: September 2008 - Age 9

Tested for red belt: August 21, 2013 - Age 14

Every kid has a dream of what they want to be when they grow up. Well I was no

exception, I wanted to be a cowboy. One day when I got back from who knows where, I 

saw these...

June 8, 2013

Grant Gibson

Started training: July 2008 - Age 10

Tested for red belt: June 8, 2013 - Age 15

A couple months ago, I spent about an hour cleaning through, rearranging, alphabetizing, and even categorizing the movies and video games in my DVD drawer by genre, when I noticed...

June 8, 2013

Iqmal Wolfenden

Started training: January 2008 - Age 7

Tested for red belt: June 8, 2013 - Age 13

It’s time to start the second hardest part of the test. The first would be standing up

out of seiza fast enough at the beginning of the test. My journey has taken me to new

pla...

June 8, 2013

Evan Gibson

Started training: July 2008 - Age 10

Tested for red belt: June 8, 2013 - Age 15

Well, the test has come and gone.  It is very hard to imagine this is my last test in the dojo; just the thought of this moment for the past five years has sent chills down my spin...

June 8, 2013

Hunter Bart

Started training: December 2008 - Age 10

Tested for red belt: June 8, 2013 - Age 15

There are no words that can accurately describe my time at the dojo. Amazing, incredible, and humbling don’t even come close. The years that I’ve spent here have taught me so m...

March 12, 2013

Barb Wayne

Started training: September 2007 - Age 50

Tested for red belt: March 12, 2013 - Age 55

This has been an amazing journey for me. The first and readily the most important part of my journey has been the kindness and support shown to me by my peers of all ages and...

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...

March 2, 2013

Josh Bruce

Started training: November 2007 - Age 7

Tested for red belt: March 2, 2013 - Age 12

If I am reading this right now it means that this test is almost over.

The training leading up to the test has been awesome , and way more exciting than other tests considering t...

March 2, 2013

Max Groh

Started training: January 2008 - Age 7

Tested for red belt: March 2, 2013 - Age 12

When I was a white belt I remember learning my first kata. When I started everyone was telling me what to do and how to do it, but now, over 5 years later I’m the one helping lower...

August 21, 2012

Galen Smuland

Started training: February 2008 - Age 10

Tested for red belt: August 21, 2013 - Age 16

I stand here today attempting to describe the indescribable. To others the color red would spark thoughts of fire, roses and blood. To me, the color red means, well… quite...

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