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Welcome to a Black Tie Event

A Black Belt instructor performs a split kick on stage

Tonight, Friday the 13th of October (yes, for real), is the Fall Black Belt Spectacular. If you’ve been to one of these before, you know a little of what to expect. If this is your first, well, get ready. It’s something else. And the tradition goes back a long ways.

Master Macy has taken the stage at many a Black Belt Spectacular in the past, beginning when he was something like 12 years old, jolting the audience with super-slick karate moves to the beat of Van Halen’s “Jump” (or was it “Mean Streets?”). He sported a cool long-locked hair cut at the time. Yep. It was spectacular.

A black belt instructor hurdles another black belt in the splits.

Overcoming hurdles.

Now a new generation of kids will hit the stage. They’ve earned their rank with years of sweat and toil. (That’s literal–years.) Tonight they’re performing for you. They’re there for you, and that sense of giving is palpable. It’s exciting. It’s real.

Whether you’re a white belt or a black belt, somewhere in between or a parent or friend or teacher or just plain curious about what Black Belt could possibly represent, come see.

White belt karate students on stage.

The future.

Fossil Ridge High School, Fort Collins. 6:30 p.m.

See you at the Spectacular.

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