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Welcome To Bobby Lawrence Karate, Sandy

March 3rd, 2014

Come in for a free evaluation, or earn a white belt at a  fun and exciting class!

Make sure to ask about our Karate Birthday Parties at our studio in Sandy, Utah.

Contact Us: Bobby Lawrence Karate

9329 South 1300 East

Sandy, Utah 84094


E-mail : blktcsandy@aol.com

“We would be proud to be part of your Team!”


Of all the attributes I would wish my children, one rises well above the rest, the development of a strong character. Discipline ranks high, compassion as well, patience, dependability and drive all are very important. In my experience each of these are attributes of an individual possessing a good or strong character. I have witnessed the significant contribution the martial arts have made with regard to the physical and emotional development of my two sons. They have been exceptionally fortunate to have been associated with Bobby Lawrence Karate and Mr. Ken Ruano. A man more often than not resembles those he associates with and this applies to an even greater degree in youth. Both of my sons began their training at an early age with Mister Ruano and they have excelled in multiple areas of their lives ever since. Now approaching the high school graduation I can reflect as to the countless times over the years I have heard their teaches say, “I wish there were more young men who demonstrated the respect for others your boys do. I don’t know what you and your wife have done, but you’ve certainly done something right.”

I have watched my boys excel in baseball, football and track among their many athletic endeavors. I have observed their popularity and abundance of healthy relationships. Without exaggeration I know what has contributed to their success and I am insistent that the martial arts and the guidance of quality people like Ken Ruano have played a significant part in the development of the character of these two fine young men.

Thank you Ken, it’s friends like you that make all the difference.

Mark Maxon
President, LifeWorks, Inc.
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2015 Tournament

April 1st, 2015

2015 Tournament
Registration for the 2015 Tournament is now open. Early bird registration ends April 21st. Register here.

April’s Black Belt Excellence

April 1st, 2015



The Chinese plant the seed: they water and fertilize it, but the first year nothing happens. The third and fourth years they water and fertilize it, with no apparent results, and sometime during the course of the fifth year, in a period of six weeks, the Chinese Bamboo Tree grows roughly ninety feet.

The question is, did it grow ninety feet in six weeks or did it grow ninety feet in five years? The obvious answer is that it grew ninety feet in five years because, had they not applied the water and fertilizer each year, there would be no Chinese Bamboo Tree. All of us have had those “Chinese Bamboo Tree” experiences. We might have had a difficult assignment in math, social studies or science. We had to work at it again and again without coming up with the correct answer. Once we did finally get the answer it seemed simple and obvious. We came up with the answer not because of our intellectual brilliance but because of our perseverance.

In this month’s activity, you fill find a few questions concerning perseverance and how developing it will help you at home, school and goal setting. Complete the activity. Bring it to class during tip week.

Basic Tips from Master Ruano

April 1st, 2015

Weekly Leadership Lessons and Weapons:

All Month: Staff, Nunchucks
Lesson: Perseverance

June 2015 Camp

April 1st, 2015

Power Bo Camp

Power Bo Camp $199

June, 2015

8:30 – 12:30

Monday thru Thursday

$199 per camp

Early Bird Registration $179 (by 4/30/2015)

July 2015 Camp

April 1st, 2015

Sword Camp

Sword Camp $199

July 6 – July 9, 2015

8:30 – 12:30

Monday thru Thursday

$199 per camp

Early Bird Registration $179 (by 4/30/2015)

August 2014 Camp

April 1st, 2015

Kicks & Tricks

Kicks & Tricks Camp $199

August 10 – August 13, 2015

8:30 – 12:30

Monday thru Thursday

$199 per camp

Early Bird Registration $179 (by 4/30/2015)

Upcoming Events

February 1st, 2015
April 18th9:30 Demo Team Practice
10:30 Leadership
11:30 Mass Intro
April 27th - 30thTip Week
April 30thEarly Registration Deadline for Summer Camps

School Schedule

December 1st, 2014
4:30 - 5:00Little NinjaLittle NinjaLittle NinjaLittle Ninja
5:00 - 5:45Jr. BeginnerJr. AdvancedJr. BeginnerJr. Advanced
5:45 - 6:00Jr. LeadershipJr. LeadershipJr. LeadershipJr. Leadership
6:00 - 6:45Jr. AdvancedJr. BeginnerJr. AdvancedJr. Beginner
6:45 - 7:30Teen & AdultJr. Ban BuTeen & AdultJr. Ban Bu
7:30 - 7:45Teen & Adult/Jr. Ban Bu LeadershipTeen & Adult/Jr. Ban Bu LeadershipTeen & Adult/Jr. Ban Bu LeadershipTeen & Adult/Jr. Ban Bu Leadership
7:45 - 8:30Black BeltTeen & AdultBlack BeltTeen & Adult