If you and a teammate (and good friend) must face one onother in the finals of a local tournament would you fight or would you flip a coin? My son is most likely going to face this situation and his head instructor stongly suggested that they flip a coin out of respect for each other and the academy (he's old school) but his friend will most likely want to fight because he's very competitive. During training, it's a toss up but in a tournament, my son has the edge because he thrives during tournaments while his friend gets nervous. All else is equal except for age. The other boy is 1 1/2 years older. I ( and the instructors ) am suggesting they flip a coin but I hear that his friend wants to fight. I was considering moving him up a weight division that's another team mate who is much better but they would flip a coin. Are there any other options such that he doesn't have to face a teammate? Another age or weight division? Move up a belt division? Any thoughts?