Almonte Taekwon-Do Students at the tournament
Today was the Capital Cup Friendship tournament, I attended today both as a judge and as a competitor, something I haven't done since 2007. When I last competed in a tournament I was over 200 lbs and a very bad case of plantar fascitis! Today I was a different person!
All the black belt team pattern competitors
I completed in two divisions, Team Patterns with Paige and Jason and individual patterns. Now this team we essentially put together Saturday afternoon, Paige and I figured out which pattern we'd do, where the breaks were, and positioning. We then called Jason up and pretty much told him we were doing a team pattern (at Mr. Marin's request ... school owner) at Sunday's tournament. We met up early, before the start of the tournament, practiced a few times, but then we were all sent to judge at assorted rings. The end results from today? Almonte Taekwon-Do did very well! I am very proud of all the students and all the students I teach on a regular basis, its a good measure of how I'm doing as an instructor when my students attend tournaments, conduct themselves with honour, and do their best in the ring.
Me & Paige with our medals -- Jason had left by the time I was free to take a picture