Monday, November 10, 2008

SWAT - BYU Volleyball Halftime

SWAT team performed at the BYU Volleyball Halftime show on November 1st. We heard so many great comments from spectators and BYU staff. They were all impressed with how great our little team did :)

Monday, November 3, 2008


Team Justus STORM
takes 3rd place
at the Bobby Lawrence Karate Fall Tournament
The STORM team came through with a stellar performance at the tournament! They were the first ones up and did an awesome job getting the crowd going!! The sound system had some problems but you would never guess with the way the team handled themselves so professionally! We heard so many great comments on the caliber of this years team from various school owners, parents and other BLK students. People are constantly talking on how sharp, crisp and acrobatic BLK Lindon team members are and we were so proud of each of you!
They looked awesome and did a great job implementing the new parts to the ever popular Jedi routine. They are right on track for an amazing performance at the new year half time show.
They are definitely doing a great job on the Special Team of Role Models!

PART TWO (do to a shortage of memory, we had a small gap in the performance)

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Team Justus SWAT
takes 2nd place!!!
at the Bobby Lawrence Karate Fall Interschool Tournament
Wow!!!! It was so impressive to watch our young team compete at the tournament. For all but one member, this is their FIRST year being a part of the BLK Lindon SWAT team (and even our solo returning member has only been on for 2 years). They are a very young team both in level and age compared to the other teams but their hard work, focus and commitment definitely shined through!! They also just implemented a new demo that they are working on for a upcoming half time show in February.
They looked fantastic. Way to go team!!

photos courtesy of CC Shimanek
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Tuesday, October 14, 2008

SWAT - Riverton Grand Opening

The SWAT team received a special invitation to come and perform at the Grand Opening of the Bobby Lawrence Karate school in Riverton, Utah. The owner, 5th degree Black Belt Jeff Vincent is an amazing martial artist and one of Justus's best friends. So this was definitely a special event.
It was a great chance for them to try out some of their new stuff before there upcoming performance at the Interschool Tournament.
Way to Go SWAT!

FEATURE - Ethan Smith

Ethan has been studying martial arts with Bobby Lawrence Karate since he was just a Little Ninja! It has been so fun watching him grow and develop as a martial artist. He has a great enthusiasm and excitement for the things he enjoys. He is the youngest member of our STORM team and one of our favorite things is watching him spin his chucks! His little brother recently started the Little Ninja program (after watching Ethan anxiously from the sidelines) and Ethan is great about helping assist with his class. We love having Ethan as part of the demo team and school.

Thursday, October 2, 2008


Bobby Lawrence Karate
Great students, great friends, great turnout, GREAT TIME!
Thanks to all who came, who helped and who had a good time. We love Bobby Lawrence Karate Lindon!!

owners - Justus & Katrina at the welcome table
leadership team making sure the cotton candy tastes good (kolton, ashley, mimi, frances, shayna, kayla, portia)
the bevard girls - our future 3rd degree Black Belts! (ashley & kayla)
decorations (shayna, frances, ashley, chieko)JEDI WEAPONS led by leadership member Chris Allman
SWAT DEMO lookin good! (Lindsay Shimanek, Cole Anderson, Rhys Pughe, Te, Kit Anderson, Collin Adamson, Brandon Han
VANQUISHING DARTH MAUL (te & martin tinoco)
THE FABULOUS PRIZES the grand finale to a great summer of hard work earning tickets (kayla, justus, mimi, te)
Look at all those tickets!!!
excited CLASS MEMBERS all waiting to hear who the grand prize winner is....
AND THE WINNERS ARE... Luis Moreno, Parker Mota, Camden Tomlinson, Enoch Mahana, Hana Hoki, Will Westrup and our Grand Prize winner of ROCK BAND - Brenden Perl!!
Good job to all the winners and hard workers this summer!!!!
THE INFLATABLE RIDES with all of our leadership team!
Justus and his kids joining in on the fun
Enoch doing some great clean up


Wednesday, September 24, 2008

FEATURE - Brandon Hansen

Brandon is our senior member of the Bobby Lawrence Karate SWAT team and has done a fantastic job of leading this year's team. We can always count on Brandon to come with a great attitude and ready to work. He does a great job of looking out for the new members of this years team. And through his example of Black Belt Excellence he has inspired his little brother AND his dad to pursue their own black belt goals. Brandon is a great part of the team and we are grateful for the commitment he gives to all his karate goals.