ILLUMINATE: A Martial Arts Experience is a unique live martial arts show. Some say it’s Karate Kid meets Star Wars. Other say it’s a karate rave. ILLUMINATE showcases martial artists who strike, dodge, jump, break, and battle in the dark with LED equipment.
A team of black belts perform advanced fight choreography, weapons battles, group demonstrations, and dangerous self-defense techniques. All of the action is enhanced with special equipment used to artistically show martial arts in a way you’ve never seen before. The show features an all-original musical score, created especially for ILLUMINATE. Parts of the show even include live drumming using glow-in-the-dark drum sticks. With cool lighting effects, expert martial arts, and original music, ILLUMINATE is a show you must see for yourself!
Note: The special lighting effects cannot be accurately captured by any video camera — this is something you have to see firsthand to truly appreciate! For another attempt at capturing the show, explore our photo gallery.
ILLUMINATE: A Martial Arts Experience performs at limited engagements and is available to be booked at your special event. To inquire about booking, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This production was original presented as part of the 2011 Capital Fringe Festival. A program of the Washington, DC non-profit Capital Fringe.