FightingArts Estore
Pressure Points
From a medical professional, straight facts on where and how to hit that can save your life.
Limber or not, anyone can add height and speed to their kicks with this method.
For yourself or as a gift, calligraphy is special, unique and lasting.
Karate Uniforms
Look your best. Max snap. low cost & superior crafted: “Peak Performance Gold” 16 oz uniforms.

Classic book translation. Hard to find. Not in stores.
Who's Online
0 registered (), 53 Guests and 1 Spider online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Newest Members
Shanktotheright, royal, bobgalle100011, agenonline, TooNice
22862 Registered Users
Top Posters (30 Days)
MattJ 2
royal 2
Dobbersky 2
Marcus Charles 1
Su M Tu W Th F Sa
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30
New Topics
Judo Olympic Games 1964 Tokyo, The Video Gallery
by ergees
04/01/14 05:26 AM
Muay Thai Seminar with Greg Nelson - Marcus Charle
by Marcus Charles
03/24/14 04:39 PM
Fighting On Saturday!!!
by Dobbersky
03/20/14 05:45 AM
Where Are They Now?
by Dobbersky
05/30/13 08:08 AM
AKK kata question
09/04/05 01:27 PM
Recent Posts
Fighting On Saturday!!!
04/16/14 08:22 AM
Muay Thai Seminar with Greg Nelson - Marcus Charle
04/16/14 08:20 AM
AKK kata question
by MattJ
04/04/14 05:45 PM
Judo Olympic Games 1964 Tokyo, The Video Gallery
by ergees
04/01/14 05:26 AM
Forum Stats
22862 Members
36 Forums
35546 Topics
432378 Posts

Max Online: 424 @ 09/24/13 10:38 PM
Topic Options
#104248 - 02/02/05 11:15 PM First Time Competing

The tournament scene is a pretty dead one in my area, so my sensei lept at the opportunity to enter the Salt Lake City Nationals (it's an open tournament) this March. This happens to be my first tournament. I'd like some pointers on what to be looking for when I am watching other fighters, and how to make myself presentable (e.g. manners, etc. ^_^) I suppose I just want to know a bit of what to expect from the event as a whole. (I hope that makes sense...)



[This message has been edited by Tsubasa (edited 02-03-2005).]

#104249 - 02/04/05 03:38 PM Re: First Time Competing
sunspots Offline

Registered: 05/02/03
Posts: 650
Loc: Southern Oregon, USA
Some things that have always been good for me:

Always show respect to ALL those around you, whether they outrank you or not. You represent yourself and and your school when you compete, so make a good impression.

You are also an example to younger students coming up, so be aware that others may be looking to you to know how to behave.

If you can read the rules beforehand, do so. If they are told to you, listen carefully. If given a chance to ask questions and you have one, ask it.

Be a good sport, win, lose, or draw. Sometimes you will think you've performed The World's Greatest Kata, or landed the World's Greatest Kick and the judging will be against you. It happens. Don't let it bug you.

Observe and learn all you can from the performances of others. Maybe a move or strategy you see someone else do will work for you, too.

Hope this is helpful.


#104250 - 02/06/05 08:12 PM Re: First Time Competing

Thanks for replying; much appreciated. I was also wondering if anyone else has particpated in this tournament. Anyways, thank you!



Moderator:  Cord, MattJ, Reiki, Supremor, tkd_high_green 

Action Ads
1.5 Million Plus Page Views
Only $89

Self Defense
Offering stun guns, pepper spray, tasers and other self defense products not available in stores.

Pepper Spray
Online distributor of self defense supplies like videos, stun guns, Tasers and more.

Spy Cameras
Surveillance, Hidden Cameras, Nanny Cams, Digital Recorders, Spy Equipment, Pocket DVR's and more

Stun Gun
Wholesale Directlhy to the Public! Stun gun and Taser Guns and personal protection products. Keep your loved ones at home safe!


Unbreakable Unbrella

krav maga