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Turney achieves black belt in Goju Shorei Karate testing

Kelly Turney (center) pictured with Victory Karate Klub instructors (L-R) Gary and Judy Porter.


Kelly Turney (center) pictured with Victory Karate Klub instructors (L-R) Gary and Judy Porter.



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Kelly Turney pictured with members of the judges testing panel and Victory Karate Klub members.

CARSON CITY, Nev. – Kelly Turney, a member of the Victory Karate Klub of Grangeville, successfully tested for and achieved the rank of Shodan (1st degree) Black Belt in the Goju Shorei Karate system on Aug. 18 in Carson City, Nev.

The panel of six senior black belt judges from around the country, including the director of Goju Shorei Karate, and the heads of the Goju-Shorei Weapons and Jui-Jitsu divisions, unanioumously expressed their approval of Turney’s proficiency, power, control and intensity.

“They were all greatly impressed with Kelly’s knowledge, ability and character, and welcome her into their ranks,” said Gary and Judy Porter of Victory Karate Klub, who also noted they were extremely proud of Turney’s accomplishments, hard work and dedication.

Turney of White Bird, first enrolled in Victory Karate in 2012. She is the director of the Hope Centers in Grangeville and Kamiah, a recipient of the Congressional Gold Medal in 2016, and has a wedding photography business.



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