Students promoted to black belt |

Students promoted to black belt

Submitted by Court Klekas The Bobby Lawrence Karate Tournament and black belt test was held at the Southtown Expo Center on Nov. 8 and 9. More than 600 participants competed. Students that placed first, second or third in the competition received points

Park City students pose for a picture after a recent karate tournament. Photo courtesy of Court Klekas

The following students were promoted to first-degree black belt: Max Carpenter, Denali Fitlow, Cooper Iacobelli, Lilly Occon, Jack Parker, Bailey Smith and Ian Sundahl. Kasey Janes was promoted to second-degree black belt.

Lilly Occon is the youngest of the Occon family to receive her black belt all of her brothers have advanced degrees in the Bobby Lawrence Karate (BLK) system. BLK is a blended style that combines Shotokan, Kenpo, Jiu Jitsu and power karate. Master Lawrence is always looking for ways to improve his system, developing tomorrow’s leaders and helping students live a more successful life.