Sortor Bushido Kai Karate

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

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July 28, 2012

Andrea Newcomb

Started training: January 2007

Tested for red belt: July 28, 2012, age 37

Was it just the other day or a lifetime ago that I first bowed onto the mats?  I was awkward and uncoordinated and the basic movement of a knife hand cross up was a challenge. But fro...

July 28, 2012

Allie Kasari

Started training: May 2008

Tested for red belt: July 28, 2012, age 15

Believe it or not, my Black Belt journey began when I was just 3 and started ballet. Four years of ballet taught me balance, grace and flexibility. But pink frills and slow movement were ju...

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...

July 1, 2012

Started training March 2006, age 12.  Tested for black belt July 2012, age 18.

September 2, 2011

Ben Lute

Started training: September 2006

Tested for red belt: September 2, 2011 at age 17

I can still remember my first class. I was at WendyÕs across from the old dojo when I discovered Sortor Karate. My Mom and I went to investigate, and next thing I knew I was out on...

September 2, 2011

Gabi Wayne

Started training: March 2007

Tested for red belt: September 2, 2011 at age 12

Getting my black belt in karate has been my goal since I was four years old. Testing to red belt is the most exciting, crazy, nerve-wracking, dangerous, wonderful thing I've ever done...

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