Moss Bluff man receives eighth degree black belt - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Moss Bluff man receives eighth degree black belt

Posted: Updated:
  • More Local NewsLocalMore>>

  • Minister Greg Warren discusses BP claims "project" and his past

    Minister Greg Warren discusses BP claims "project" and his past

    Thursday, July 31 2014 7:23 PM EDT2014-07-31 23:23:38 GMT
    He recognizes his tax evasion and wire fraud convictions make people suspicious of him. But Minister Greg Warren says his heart is in the right place as he attempts to assist people he says may qualify for compensation in connection with the 2010 BP oil spill. "I was called to the ministry about 35 years ago. My father was a traveling evangelist for about 52 years," said Warren, who is with the Pear Ridge Church of Hammond.The idea of cashing in on the BP oil spill is something that appeals...More >>
    He recognizes his tax evasion and wire fraud convictions make people suspicious of him. But Minister Greg Warren says his heart is in the right place as he attempts to assist people he says may qualify for compensation in connection with the 2010 BP oil spill. "I was called to the ministry about 35 years ago. My father was a traveling evangelist for about 52 years," said Warren, who is with the Pear Ridge Church of Hammond.The idea of cashing in on the BP oil spill is something that appeals...More >>
  • Authorities investigate report of suspicious device in Ragley

    Authorities investigate report of suspicious device in Ragley

    Thursday, July 31 2014 6:42 PM EDT2014-07-31 22:42:05 GMT
    The Louisiana State Police and the Beauregard Parish Sheriff's Office are investigating reports of a suspicious device found on Bill Gilbert Road in Ragley.More >>
    The Louisiana State Police and the Beauregard Parish Sheriff's Office are investigating reports of a suspicious device found on Bill Gilbert Road in Ragley.More >>
  • Authorities: Man attempts suicide in courtroom

    Authorities: Man attempts suicide in courtroom

    Thursday, July 31 2014 6:24 PM EDT2014-07-31 22:24:42 GMT
    A 57-year-old St. Martinville man found guilty on sexual charges attempted suicide after receiving his sentence in a St. Martinville courtroom on Thursday, KATC-TV reports.More >>
    A 57-year-old St. Martinville man found guilty on sexual charges attempted suicide after receiving his sentence in a St. Martinville courtroom on Thursday, KATC-TV reports.More >>
MOSS BLUFF, LA (KPLC) -

A Moss Bluff man had one of the highest honors in karate bestowed upon him on Thursday. Scott Schexneider received his eight degree black belt.

Spectators came from as far as 500 miles away to witness the event.

Schexneider says he began his journey in karate in 1978 and received his first black belt in 1986.

He received his seventh degree black belt 10 years ago as of January 2013.

For Schexneider, he says it was like a dream come true.

"You know, there's no words to describe it -- feels like I just started taking karate two weeks ago. It's a high honor. It doesn't feel real," Schexneider said. "It'll hit me tonight after it's all done, but right now its overwhelming. I don't know what to say."

Copyright 2014 KPLC. All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow