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#365482 - 10/14/07 11:28 AM 1st tournament
chunky_chicken Offline

Registered: 05/28/07
Posts: 70
Loc: Merrillville, Indiana, USA
well, im headed of to my first tournament in about 4 hours. i gotta admit im starting to get a bit nervous, im doing kumite. anyone have any advice, mostly on fighting, the nerves'll go away in a bit, they always do.

#365483 - 10/15/07 11:53 AM Re: 1st tournament [Re: chunky_chicken]
hedkikr Offline
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Registered: 02/28/05
Posts: 2827
Loc: Southern California, USA
Kinda late for advice. You fight like you train.

#365484 - 10/15/07 08:05 PM Re: 1st tournament [Re: chunky_chicken]
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Registered: 07/22/04
Posts: 2510
Loc: UK
ditto, but good luck all the same!

#365485 - 10/15/07 09:38 PM Re: 1st tournament [Re: Supremor]
chunky_chicken Offline

Registered: 05/28/07
Posts: 70
Loc: Merrillville, Indiana, USA
yeah, i was just kinda nervous and was trying to kill time. i ended up coming in 2nd. i lost by 1 point in extra-time. not bad for my first tourney i reckon.

#365486 - 10/16/07 11:49 AM Re: 1st tournament [Re: chunky_chicken]
matt_mcg Offline

Registered: 03/08/06
Posts: 113
Congratulations. I fought in my first tournament this past weekend, too. I lost both fights but I did have a good time.

#365487 - 10/16/07 02:12 PM Re: 1st tournament [Re: matt_mcg]
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Registered: 11/25/04
Posts: 15634
Loc: York PA. USA
Congrats to both of you! Nice job.
"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

#365488 - 10/22/07 09:12 PM Re: 1st tournament [Re: MattJ]
fmatard Offline

Registered: 10/22/07
Posts: 1
Nice job ! I remember my first tournament as a yellow belt and I have to say , the first few tournaments are much more about trying it out and getting used to competitions in general. You can train for decades and the butterflies will never truly go away .

#365489 - 11/09/07 05:45 PM Re: 1st tournament [Re: fmatard]
Curly Offline

Registered: 03/01/07
Posts: 89
Loc: Grand Junction, CO
I got advice for you if you get nervous again. 'Ave a shot o' whisky about 20 minutes before your first match (just one shot, nothing more). Thats what the 'sox (think it was them) coach gave to his team in the locker room to get the butterflies out before the world series. Helped kill the butterflies and let em go on to win the game. Thats what I would do if i were you.


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