If anyone of you has really studied your literature you would recognize this quote from Beowulf "Fortune favors a man often enough if his courage holds" T win in Kumite competition you must first realize that because we don't play karate of shaolin kenpo, or Judo we fight, everyone will be a bit nervous , the key to success is realizing that you are nervous and so is your opponent. GUTS is 75% of fighting, that is provided you have trained properly. The other key is to realize that for the vast majority of students you will never make a living as a tournament competitor, and if you make a living as a Martial Arts instructor which is the dream of many practitioners, no student will ever ask you what your tournament record happened to be as a brown belt. So don't take it too seriously it is not life and death, and win or lose it will probabally not affect your life either way.