Welcome to our new Bobby Lawrence Karate blog. It's been a long time in coming, but we are glad to have a place to share with our students, their families, and guests what we do here at Bobby Lawrence Karate.
It has been nearly two years now since our dream of owning our own karate studio began. There have been so many amazing moments and we love and cherish every one of them. We also are so grateful for the students and families that are a part of our studio. We would be nowhere without you and feel so blessed to be a part of your lives. We are honored to know you and are continually impressed by the caliber of people we get to work with on a daily basis. You are all wonderful and we love you!
We hope you will join us here often to see new pictures, see what's new, and join in the fun. Here's to another wonderful year!!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Make A Splash - Water Fight

Thanks to all who came and participated in our water fight! We had so much fun. Special thanks to Connie Jellison and the Ivins Fire Dept. for loaning us their 250 gallon water tank. It didn't take long to empty it at all!
It's fun to get together and play outside of karate classes. We enjoy being a part of your lives and getting to spend time with you, developing lifelong friendships. Thanks for all of your participation and support.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Tournament Recap

We had an excellent turnout at the tournament! ALL of our participants got a medal in at least one of their events, some in two or three or ALL of their events! As a school, we came in 7th place overall! That is awesome! I am in the process of collecting all the information on how everyone did, so if you can help me fill in the missing information, please let me know.

JENNIFER RUESCH 1st-sparring, 2nd- weapons, 3rd- self defense, 3rd- forms
REONA MANNING 2nd- sparring, 2nd-weapons, 2nd-self-defense, 3rd- forms
ANNELISE ROGERS 2nd- sparring, 2nd self defense
BRAYDEN WILSON 3rd-sparring, 3rd-self defense
CONNIE JELLISON 1st- sparring, 2nd- weapons, 3rd- forms
DAISY OWENS 1st-sparring, 1st-self defense, 1st-forms,
ERICK GOMEZ 1st- weapons, 2nd - self defense, 3rd- sparring, 3rd- forms
JACOB RILEY 2nd-sparring, 2nd-forms
BEAU BELL 1st- sparring, 2nd- self-defense, 3rd-form
CHEYENNE GARCIA 1st- forms, 1st-weapons, 2nd- sparring
SHAUNA GARCIA 1st- sparring, 2nd- forms, 2nd-weapons
BRYCE STATLER 3rd- weapons
ISAAC JONES 1st-forms, 1st-self-defense
LEO LAYKAM 1st-forms, 1st-sparring
TYLER YOUNG 1st-self-defense
ZAC GOODMAN 1st- self-defense, 2nd-forms
JUSTIN MYERS 1st-weapons, 2nd-sparring
ZOE BROWN 1st- self-defense

We also have 3 new black belts! Jennifer, Annelise, and Reona all promoted on Saturday afternoon! Congratulations!

We want to thank and congratulate everyone who participated. If you didn't get the chance to go to this tournament, plan on attending the next one in the fall. Tournaments are a great opportunity to meet new people, gain valuable competition experience, and to get to know your own team mates better.

Also, I would like to put a slide show together with pictures from the tournament and Black Belt test. If you have any pictures, please email them to me at anneliseee78@gmail.com. I would like to have pictures of EVERYONE if I can get them.

Thursday, April 8, 2010


Some important information you may want to know for the Spring Tournament.

When: Friday, April 23 (demo teams and black belt sparring) and Saturday, April 24 (regular competition and Black Belt promotion).
Where: West Lake High School, 99 N. 200 W. Saratoga Springs.

HOTEL: The Best Western Timpanogos Inn (195 S. 850 E., Lehi 801-768-1400) has offered us a discounted rate of $65.00 plus tax per night per room. Single and double rooms are available for this price. They offer a wonderful hot breakfast in the morning and have a pool and spa and is a short drive to the tournament location. Just call and mention that you are with Bobby Lawrence Karate. It is important that you call as soon as possible because BYU graduation is the same weekend and hotels are filling up quickly and they only have a small number of rooms reserved for us at this rate.

DEMOS: The SWAT team demo will be on Friday night. It will be necessary for all SWAT members to have the team uniform, which you can order in the studio, and to be on time with their weapons and gear. Please make sure to attend all practices. The STORM team will probably not demo this time.

REGISTRATION: Packets are available at the front desk for registration. Early bird discounts are available until April 16. At the door registration is higher, but is available, and is CASH ONLY.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Huge promotions!

Our biggest promotions so far! Way to go! Keep up the amazing black belt excellence.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Spring has sprung with our new studio!

You may have spent the last week relaxing, but not us . . . and that is quite alright because all our hard work and late nights this past week have paid off. Its officially official . . . as we returned from Spring Break today, everyone was excited about our new studio! Its bigger, better, and super cool!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

New Studio Update

What's new? Well, the bathrooms have been tiled and look beautiful, much thanks to Aleya's dad! The carpet has been laid and the window has been put in the intro room! There really isn't much left to do except to lay the mats and move! We are super excited and look forward to seeing you in class at our new studio on the 15th!!!! Remember, there are no classes next week during Spring Break. If you do come, plan on working hard; scrubbing bathroom floors, lifting heavy objects, and helping to lay mats. :) No, really, enjoy your break and plan on returning with a celebration of Black Belt proportions and getting ready for the tournament next month....

water fountains... no more garbage cans overflowing with cups or long lines at the water cooler! Oh, the money we will save on water delivery service. :)

Check out the new intro room!

Two bathrooms!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

We're moving!

As you may be aware, we are planning on moving. Don't worry, it is just to the space next door. We have been hoping for this for a long time and with all the new students we have enrolled in the past few months we REALLY need the extra space, especially during the junior white to orange classes. We are so thrilled that our classes are growing and that so many families are joining too. We are so excited to get into the new place and get even more excited each day as we see the progress. We are hoping to be moved in by the beginning of March. We also plan to have a big grand opening celebration as soon as Master Lawrence can make it down for the 30 in 90 seminar that we earned. We will keep you posted on the progress and upcoming plans.

Go Blue! Leadership Blitz-Winter 2010

Ghandi once said, "Be the change you want to see in the world." Leadership training is one of the strengths of Bobby Lawrence Karate. We are committed to helping our students become successful in all areas of their life. We want our students to be able to take the skills they develop in class and be able to use them to effect positive change in the world. We want to congratulate and welcome our newest "blues" to our growing leadership team and we are looking forward to seeing all of our students become leaders.


Doug, Ellie, Abby, and Spencer Solstad
Joshua Jensen
Teo Huitzil
Justin Myers
Connie Jellison