Coral Gables Karate School Promotes Student To Second Degree Black Belt

April 28, 2006 (PRLEAP.COM) Sports News
April 28, 2006 , Coral Gables, FL – Sifu Sandor Urban, owner of “Sandor Urban’s US Kenpo Kai,” in Coral Gables, and Associate Professor Zach Whitson recently promoted a student to the advanced rank of Second Degree Black Belt at the school’s recent “April Belt Test.”

After more than 12 years of American Kenpo Training, Michael Molina has achieved the rank of Second Degree Black Belt and earned the title Instructor of the Arts in American Kenpo Karate. He is the first student under Sifu Urban to have achieved this rank and one of only a handful to have done so under Professor Whitson. He is now well on his way to earning the coveted rank and title of Head Instructor of the Arts in American Kenpo. At Second Degree Black Belt he has now qualified for Expert Level Kenpo Karate training.

Molina will now embark on a many year long journey of advanced martial arts studies that are designed to instill the great responsibilities that come not only with his current rank, but also prepare him to be a certified Head Instructor in the martial art of Ed Parker’s American Kenpo Karate. “For me it has been a tremendous pleasure seeing Michael mature into the fine adult he has become. I still see him as a kid in my minds eye but he has grown well beyond that in the last twelve years. I can’t wait to see where coming years lead him” explained Sifu Urban.

Additionally promoted this month at Sandor Urban’s US Kenpo Kai in Coral Gables was Anna Uribe. Anna tested by herself in front of the board and performed spectacularly all of the required materials to attain the rank of Junior Blue Belt. “I’m very proud of her” said Sifu Urban, “most kids would have panicked being up there by themselves but Anna really took the opportunity to shine.”

For more information about these and other events or promotions you can contact Sandor Urban at 305-261-4787,, visit the school’s website at or stop by the school. US Kenpo Kai is located at 1890 SW 57th Avenue, Suite 106, Miami FL.