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, 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.