Fun at the Karate Tournament!

2014 Yingying Karate Tournament Bo Staff

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!”

Have Fun (Update: Photos!)

Martial Arts Form

Sometimes we burden ourselves so much with ideas like “I just want to win” or “getting the highest score”, why not free ourselves and simply enjoy a great event like this?