Gregorich awarded black belt

David Gregorich of Marquette has tested and promoted to Black Belt in the art of Soo Bahk Do. Shown with Gregorich, center, are his instructors, Master Carl Vonck, left, (studio owner) and Master Ron Strong, both of Marquette. Gregorich, age 15, also holds the title of Jo Kyo (Certified Junior Instructor). “It is impressive that a teenager can meet all the adult requirements at such a young age,” said Vonck. Gregorich traveled to Merrillville, Ill., to test before a panel of Master Instructors from the Midwest. His test consisted of forms, self-defense, sparring, and breaking. For information, contact Marquette Soo Bahk Do at