In this short speech, I talked about why and how I got into karate.
I participated in three categories: Form, Sparring and Weapon. I was very excited about showing my techniques in Form and Sparring, while a little nervous about my weapon form: I was such a newbie to using bo staff, and it had so much to improve. I was afraid that I would mess it up.
I reminded myself with a question from my instructor Sensei-Jordan: “Why do we attend the tournament?” He continued, “the most important thing is to show others the best you can do, and HAVE FUN!”