Cocoa Beach Karate Student Lisa Miller Put Through Extensive Testing, Earns Black Belt

By  //  October 5, 2019

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Cocoa Beach Karate student Lisa Miller of Cocoa Beach (left) is awarded her black belt by World Matsubayashi Karate Assoc. 10th-degree Sensei Arakaki (center). They are joined by Cocoa Beach Karate sensei Des Chaskelson (Photo by Des Chaskelson).

BREVARD COUNTY • COCOA BEACH, FLORIDA – Lisa Miller, a student at Cocoa Beach karate, tested for her first-degree black belt in Illinois, in front of some the highest-ranked karate sensei from the World Matsubayashi-Ryu/Shorin-Ryu Karate-do Association.

At a WMKA seminar last weekend in Belleville, Illinois attended by WMKA black belts from Australia, Europe and all over the USA, Ms. Miller was put through extensive testing and was successful in making the grade for first-degree black belt.

The belt was awarded by visiting tenth-degree black belt sensei, Toshimutsu Arakaki from the WMKA in Okinawa, Japan.

Sensei Des Chaskelson, WMKA sixth degree black belt and chief instructor and owner of Cocoa Beach Karate noted: “Lisa has shown tremendous discipline and commitment to her karate training and the dojo and students over the six years she has been practicing karate and her black belt is well earned and deserved. “

Cocoa Beach Karate was founded in 2002 at two locations, Cocoa Beach Recreation Center and Cocoa Beach Health & Fitness, and offers karate and self-defense training for kids, teens and adults. Further information can be found at

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