Event Information

  • Sat

    Black Belt Celebration & Dojo Holiday Party


    One Lake Brewing, 1 Lake Street, Oak Park, IL 60302

    We are excited to hold this event in the Oak Park area, where a good number of this year’s examinees are based. One Lake Brewing is about a 15-20 minute drive from the Chicago dojo and is located across the street from the Green Line (Austin stop). Parking is available in the surrounding area.

    Event Tickets – $45 for adults and teens (13+) and $35 for youth (12 and below). An event ticket is required for all attendees. Ticket prices are set to cover our expenses only, which include the dinner, tax, gratuity, and the fee for us to occupy the entire restaurant for the evening. If you have particular dietary needs, let us know so that we can make arrangements with the venue. Please purchase your tickets online by December 3 or send an email to have us process the payment for you.

    Our menu at One Lake Brewing (OLB)

    • Burger and pulled pork sliders
    • Chicken tenders with BBQ sauce on the side
    • Dinner salad (GF)
    • Chicken wings with sauces on the side (GF)
    • Loaded fries with toppings on the side
    • Veggies and hummus platter (GF)
    • Mac and cheese with breadcrumbs on the side
    • OLB pretzels with sauces on the side
    • Hop Corn (GF)
    • Cookies


    • 6:15 – 7:00 pm – Black Belt Celebration. Ground level of One Lake Brewing. At this time, Enso instructors will say a few words about each candidate and present them with their belt and certificate of rank. 
    • 7:00 – 10:00 pm – Celebration and Dojo Holiday Party. We will take over the whole One Lake Brewing building, including the covered rooftop! Let’s take this time to celebrate the achievements of our newly ranked students, our amazing dojo community, and a year of training and friendship. The dinner buffet will be available all evening.
    • 8:00 pm – Private holiday concert by the Lyric Opera Stage Artists (LOSA)! As a treat (through a generous donation!), we will have a special performance to enjoy featuring distinguished members of the Lyric Opera Stage Artists organization. You don’t want to miss this!
    • Stay to eat, drink, mix, and mingle, and maybe a few other surprises will be in store!

Unless otherwise noted, Enso’s events are for current students only.