06-03-2007, 14:44 #1
Thinking about trying my hand at a "karate" tournament!
There is a martial arts tournament coming up soon in my area and I am thinking about entering it just to try my hand at it. I haven't done tournament karate in many years but thought that maybe I would see if I still had it in me. I don't know if I will or not but the thought has crossed my mind. They are going to have kata competition, both open and traditional, as well as point sparring and weapons divisions. I don't think my current training will help with it but I'd like to dust off some of my old TKD stuff. We'll see.Never fight to achieve selfish ends, but to develop Might for Right!
06-03-2007, 17:44 #2
Good luck! I love competing against people who train in other styles/martial arts. It just makes things more interesting. They do katas differently, and it's an extra challenge going up against them in sparring.Jaclyn Qua-Hiansen
06-04-2007, 07:56 #3
Do or do not, there is no try.
Seriously though, have a go and enjoy yourself. I'm sure it will all come back to you.I learn something new everyday.
06-04-2007, 23:30 #4
I've NEVER done any MA competition of ANY kind, and right now I'm training to compete in amateur Muay Thai (full-contact ring fighting). AND I'm 30, to boot. So I say, by all means, go for it. Best of luck to you. I have a feeling you'll be glad you did it - win, lose, or draw.
J/C: It's a bit unclear in your OP. Which exactly are you planning to do at the tournament? Kata competition? Point sparring? Weapons? Or all of them?
Again, best of luck. Let us know how it goes.
06-05-2007, 05:59 #5
Originally Posted by Adon4EverNever fight to achieve selfish ends, but to develop Might for Right!
06-05-2007, 10:39 #6
Originally Posted by nismophreek"I don't lift, too heavy. I don't run, too far. I just hit people.
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06-07-2007, 00:01 #7
Originally Posted by nismophreek
But hey, like TonyU said, maybe you could actually turn that tendency into a legal move for the point sparring. I say train up for it. And if you find that it works, then more power to ya!
Once again, best of luck to you. Let us all know how it goes.
06-07-2007, 00:47 #8
Unless they are aware low kicks are illegal in the tournament and are a part of the tournament circuit. That was one of the first combos we learned in TKD was fake low then hit high. Unfortunately that is a common feint and those that do tournaments frequently wouldnt drop their guard because they know its a fake because low kicks arent allowed. Worth a try at least though. Good luck.Robby Hedrick