The black belt test participants pose for a picture at the South Town Expo Center. Photo courtesy of Court Klekas
The black belt test participants pose for a picture at the South Town Expo Center. Photo courtesy of Court Klekas

Bobby Lawrence Karate Studio held a Black Belt test and tournament at South Town Expo Center on May 16 and 17.

Nine students from the Park City school were promoted to various degrees of Black Belt. Emma Sundahl, Roni Miller, Shannon Mellin and Everest Fang advanced to First Degree Black Belt; Liam Occon, Dylan Pinkney and John Hanrahan were promoted to Second Degree Black Belt; Thomas Occon earned his Third Degree Black Belt and Casey Klekas his Fourth Degree Black Belt.

The tournament involved more than 600 competitors, with the Park City school winning first place in the 3A division, the SWAT Demo Team receiving third place overall, and Casey Klekas taking Grand Champion in Men's Black Belt Sparring.

Bobby Lawrence Karate has 17 schools in Utah and has been in Park City since 1989.



From left, Casey Klekas, Master Bobby Lawrence, Cole Klekas and Court Klekas take a picture at the South Town Expo Center. Photo courtesy of Court Klekas
From left, Casey Klekas, Master Bobby Lawrence, Cole Klekas and Court Klekas take a picture at the South Town Expo Center. Photo courtesy of Court Klekas