My academy has a “graduation seminar” every year.

I am about 99% sure I’m going to be promoted to a blue belt.

Do I have to attend this seminar? I can’t because it is one hundred fifty dollars, and I can’t justify spending that right now.

A week or so before the seminar, there’s a “belt prep” class. I should be able to go to that.

If I have to go to the seminar and pay $150 in order to get promoted, I’ll do it. But I’m just not sure how all this works.