- The Black Belt Club follows Max, a young black belt, who is invited to join the Black Belt Club, a secret team of young karate students. He lacks confidence in his abilities; but despite his insecurity, he joins them on a journey to a mystical land where they must rescue the world-sustaining Tree of Life. Its trunk holds seven wheels of power, which are stolen by the villainous Master Mundi. Hand Picked Films & Gravity Entertainment bought Dawn Barnes' children's book for mid-six figures. Hand Picked and Gravity plan to turn this 12-book franchise into an animated television series, direct-to-DVD movies, video games and feature films.