|Therapist and instructor, Rob, with the girls and all their bling!|
|One of our girls in a sparing match with someone from another dojo|
Our next event was the kumite (sparring). This was the event that I was the most excited for. For me, there is no better feeling than stepping up to the ring and feeling the adrenaline shooting through me. For me, it’s the challenge in front of me that gets me pumped. The whole fight ended up being about 30 seconds. I won with two round-houses to the chest of the girl I was fighting. I walked away with two 1st places and she walked away with two 2nd places. It was a good competition, because sometimes it’s harder to fight someone who you train with rather than someone you’ve never met, because when you train with someone you learn their moves and techniques, which in turn=ups the challenge. Next was the brown belt division and the girl who participated in it placed 2nd in kumite and 2nd in kata. So overall ,we walked away from the trip with a huge success and really awesome memories. I can’t wait for the next tournament.