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Why Every Martial Artist Should Compete in Tournaments

 

Since we have another tournament coming up very soon it seemed like a good time to talk about the why we should compete.   Tammy and I have competed in nearly every local and national tournament since we were Green Belts.   Are we some sort of competition junkies or something?  No, not really.  But I can say that one of my most memorable experiences in my martial arts journey, happened at a tournament.  It was a priceless family moment for me that would not have happened, if I were not competing.  

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Tournament Time: The Thrill of Victory, The Agony of Defeat

 

Everyone wants to win first place.  It’s human nature.  No one goes to a tournament hoping to come in last.  But someone has to.  Last tournament I was out on the first round of sparring, counter aggression, and board breaking.  So this cycle I worked harder on counter aggression, trying to figure out what the judges were looking for. 

 

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