The McPherson Black Belt Academy has a number of upcoming events for all ages.

On Friday, Master Rex Willems, sixth degree black belt and master instructor, will teach a knife self-defence seminar. The class will use techniques from pressure point control tactics and Krav Maga. The class is from 6 to 8 p.m. and cost is $20 for ages 9 and up. Leadership students can attend free.

The Back To School party will be from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. for ATA Tigers ages 3 to 6 and from 7 to 8 p.m. for ATA Kids ages 7 and up on Aug. 26. There will be prizes, referal coins and new student discounts.

The Black Belt Academy is at 114 S. Main St. in McPherson. Call 620-241-2625 for more information or find them on Facebook.