Our first TKD Tournament

Discussion in 'General Taekwondo Discussions' started by Mark 42, May 25, 2013.

  1. Mark 42

    Mark 42 Member

    My son and I entered our first tournament last weekend (May 18)

    We both did well (IMHO). Our goal was to go, compete, enjoy and learn.

    He held his own against a larger and more experienced opponent.
    He probably would have done better, but lost a fair amount of training time
    in the last weeks before the competition due to a back injury.
    We're both satisfied with how he did, even though he didn't win.
    He did get a bronze medal - his first match was a bye, which counted
    as a win and tied him for third.

    Here are videos of the one match he did compete in:

  2. Mark 42

    Mark 42 Member

    I also had a larger and more experienced opponent.
    I was the only entrant in men's over 46 advanced.
    When they told me, I asked if they could find someone I could do an
    exhibition match with, just so I could get some sparring. They found
    me a black belt that was quite a bit bigger than me.

    Long story short - at the end of the match I looked at the computer, and
    was amazed that it said Blue had won. Somehow I managed to score one
    more point than my opponent. We had both already won our divisions
    by default, but at least this way I feel like I earned my gold medal.
    (Hey, it's my delusion... leave it be for now).

    Here is my match (I know - I have a lot of room for improvement)

  3. UK-Student

    UK-Student Active Member

    Great work sir... I for one think you looked much better than your opponent.
    Not surprised at all that you won.

    Thanks for sharing!
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  4. TKDZen1975

    TKDZen1975 New Member

    Nice job on both of you. I still remember my first ever tournament back in 1991. Keep up the good work!
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  5. damotaekwondo

    damotaekwondo New Member

    You both did really well Sir. Keep up the good work!!
  6. michael mckenna

    michael mckenna Active Member

    really good matches sir

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