Vero Beach Karate Association

Family Oriented Self-Defense and Life-Skills Centers • Established 1971 • Enriching Lives for 47 Years!

1946 Wilbur Avenue, Vero Beach, FL 32960

(772) 567-9899 • Office@vbka.com

VBKA Black Belt Program

Black Belt testing takes place twice a year. Black Belt class is held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 7 to 8 pm at the Main School.

Black Belt Test  -  September 19, 2020

Congratulations on Your Accomplishment! 

Jiu-Jitsu Test

Megan Cass 

Justin Tun             

Haylei  Emanuel

Genesis Cox

Emma Prescott

Dylan Erickson

Augustin Avila

Brandon Bedard

Mason Warren

Jiu-Jitsu  

Jiu-Jitsu 

Jiu-Jitsu

Jiu-Jitsu 

Jiu-Jitsu  

Jiu-Jitsu 

Jiu-Jitsu

Jiu-Jitsu 

Jiu-Jitsu             

1st Degree Black Belt 

1st Degree Black Belt  

1st Degree Black Belt

1st Degree Black Belt

1st Degree Black Belt  

1st Degree Black Belt

1st Degree Black Belt

3rd Degree Black Belt

3rd Degree Black Belt 

Karate Test

Duncan Tucker

Michael Cox

Dallas Bruce

Carlos Robles

Avery Volgarino

Arlen Volgarino              

Karate 

Karate 

Karate

Karate 

Karate 

Karate   

1st Degree Black Belt 

1st Degree Black Belt  

1st Degree Black Belt

1st Degree Black Belt

2nd Degree Black Belt 

2nd Degree Black Belt     

Mrs. Paulette Zeran Promoted to 8th Degree

“Forty-six years ago Paulette Zeran walked into my class with a friend. I told them they took a wrong turn on the way to the Women’s Club. For some reason, she didn’t really take offense and she stayed. That day changed this organization forever. I can tell you about all the amazing things she has done, single handedly creating the children’s program and building it to 70 students in less than a year. I have always said that she is the best children’s teacher we have ever had. 


More than that, she is the best at training new instructors. The minute an adult put on a gi she began the process, starting them helping as white belts and keeping on fine tuning them until they were able to teach on their own. The proof is here, in this room today. She has always been the glue that holds the Vero Beach Karate Association together. 


Several years ago I asked Mrs. Zeran to manage the Oslo Road location. She accepted and not only brought many more students to the level of Black Belt, but also made that location a clean, streamlined school. 



In 1983 Mrs. Zeran was introduced to what I feel is her passion in the martial arts, Tai Chi. From that she has garnered many National and World Wide Certifications and recognition's. She has hosted many certification workshops for Instructors from all over the country and large training workshops for not only Tai Chi instructors but medical personnel from around the world. The featured presenter at those events was Dr. Paul Lam, a physician from Sydney Australia and a world leader in the field of Tai Chi for health improvement. He has sent us a glowing recommendation of her abilities. Her accomplishments and contributions to the betterment of this Association are almost too much to tell you about today.


It gives me great pleasure to present my dear friend, Paulette Zeran with this certificate and belt, and to promote her to 8th Degree." 

— Bill Willis, 10th Dan, Head Instructor

Vero Beach Karate Association

1946 Wilbur Avenue, Vero Beach, FL 32960

(772) 567-9899 • Office@vbka.com

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