Steve Beatty and David J Hofer have been awarded the Checkered Gi.
The checkered gi top is a tradition at Tracy's Karate. Back in the late 1960's Joe Lewis designed the checkered top for his West Coast fighting team.
The checkered top has since become a symbol of Tracy's reputation of producing the best tournament fighters.
Only our best black belt fighters
can wear the checkered gi top. One of the highest honors a black belt can have is to be awarded a checkered gi.
Our congratulations go out to Steve Beatty and David J Hofer!