Tournament time..... :)

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  1. _Simon_

    _Simon_ Master of Arts

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    Has been a little while, but unsure of my tournament aims this year, or whether I will compete. My main priority is getting back into training in a new style, and I may just focus solely on this. It's been a difficult start to the year in a few ways (but so many blessings), with health stuff playing up and financially not able to afford training.

    The Nationals for the all styles tournament are actually being held in our state this year which would just be incredible to compete in. It doesn't make sense to compete in sparring if I haven't had anyone to spar with regularly in the dojo (there's only so much you can work on solo!) so I'm thinking of maybe just competing in kata, something I've kept up at home.

    If I find my new dojo and get consistent training and sparring then this may change.

    We'll see what happens. There's of course a chance I'll completely flip and change my mind 180°
     
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    Hope it works out for you.

    Jacob finished his season this weekend....1 more tourney in the season but he is going to miss it due to a school trip.

    He finished 1st in fighting and 2nd in kata and weapons in the seasons point standings. Good but he came up short in qualifying for the Jr National Team. (He has been on the team for the last 3 years so he is a little disappointed.)
     
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    It’s tough when you’re at that age, or any age really, to see all the accomplishments after finding out you didn’t make a team. Don’t let him let that take away from his success.

    And not making the team could be a great thing or a bad thing in the long run. Gut check time. I’m pretty sure he’ll use it as motivation.
     
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    dvcochran Senior Master

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    Sorry to hear it. I sure you will support and love him up. Let him know us here on the forum are supportive of him.
     
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    He understands. The problem this year was school activities. He missed a bunch of tournaments this year due to High School Baseball, FBLA and BETA Conventions.
     
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    Thanks!

    Ah sorry to hear, he must be disappointed. Must be quite a process to make the team hey!
     
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    Checked out another all-styles tournament circuit today just to branch out from the other one and see what others are like. An hour and a half drive, but just to watch. It was pretty cool, definitely much smaller, only two rings and not heaps of competitors, but may be worth giving a go for the experience. Referees and judges seemed professional and fair. The continuous sparring divisions were pretty heavy contact, they were really going at it!

    Saw some unreal Tang Soo Do forms today, looked really different but fascinating. Such a mix of different soft and hard techniques!
     
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