New Genbu-Kai Black Belts

Genbu-Kai Karate is proud to announce the advancement of two adult students to the rank of black belt. Brent Bedwell and Ron Martin were presented their rank of Batto-Do Shodan (first degree black belt). Batto-Do is the Japanese art of cutting with the katana.

Bedwell also advanced to the rank of Karate Shodan Ho (preliminary first degree black belt). This initial level recognizes a student’s achievement and they are presented with a plain black belt, with no writing. Six months to a year later, students are awarded with their full black belt advancement, which includes a black belt with their name on one end, and the organization’s names embroidered on the other end, both in Japanese Kanji. This level also includes their menjo (certificate).

Both have been practicing the art for the past five years.

Genbu-Kai Karate is located in the Wellington Marketplace shopping plaza. For more information on classes, call (561) 804-1002 or visit

ABOVE: Brent Bedwell, Sensei Keith Moore and Ron Martin.