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#323014 - 02/17/07 06:09 PM 1st tourney
stormbringer Offline

Registered: 04/04/06
Posts: 277
Loc: Florida
I had my first tournament today. I placed 4th.....out of 4 people. In both forms and sparring, too. I had fun though.
Brown Belt. Should have my Black by Summer 2008. Jhoon Rhee system

#323015 - 02/17/07 07:27 PM Re: 1st tourney [Re: stormbringer]
MattJ Offline
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Registered: 11/25/04
Posts: 15634
Loc: York PA. USA
Heh. At least you got out there and tried. If it makes you feel any better, I NEVER won first place in all the years I did open tourneys. One time, I came in last place - in MY OWN SCHOOL'S open tournament - in black belt forms.

But at least I met some cool people from other schools.
"In case you ever wondered what it's like to be knocked out, it's like waking up from a nightmare only to discover it wasn't a dream." -Forrest Griffin

#323016 - 02/18/07 06:30 AM Re: 1st tourney [Re: stormbringer]
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Registered: 07/22/04
Posts: 2510
Loc: UK
there's always next time

#323017 - 02/18/07 11:47 PM Re: 1st tourney [Re: stormbringer]
clmibb Offline

Registered: 08/31/06
Posts: 1035
Loc: South Texas, US
Ya know Storm, the biggest thing is that you tried. The first tournament is always the scariest. It's done and over with. Learn from your mistakes and make improvments accordingly. There will be others, I promise!

"It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first."- Ronald Reagan

#323018 - 02/21/07 10:52 PM Re: 1st tourney [Re: stormbringer]
hawkfish Offline

Registered: 10/11/05
Posts: 28
Loc: Illinois USA
At least you did it.

One thing that I told myself before my last tournament is if I don't compete, I will never be able to compete in that tournament again. I don't mean that they won't have the same tournament next year, I mean that on that particular day and time, I will never be able to make it up if I miss it.


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