Compete against yourself only!
Posted: March 26, 2018
Tournaments are a great opportunity for students that train in martial arts to put their skills to the test. What I mean by that is, how do we know if our skills will hold up under the stress of needing to defend ourselves? How do you know if your kids are gaining confidence apart from what you see them doing in classes? Have I or has my child improved their discipline by working hard?
At the time of this post, we’re coming off a Tournament weekend, so I wanted to capture my thoughts. This event was special. Not only for me as an instructor, because we had many of our students compete, but significant for many of our students and their families too.
I of course want our students to do well, however, I was very intentional about not counting the medals and awards people brought home. Instead, I focused on 2 simple things when I talked with them, “What are you most proud of about today & what do you want to improve upon when you get back to training?