ASKC Karate tournament – 10/11/09
Today was the American Shotokan Karate Championship held by my club, the ISKC, at Harper college. It was a good tournament overall and my wife and son came home with five medals between the two of them.
My son took 2nd place in kumite, 3rd place in kata and 4th place in kihon. He did really well and with some more hard work and a little polish, he should be able improve his kata and hopefully his placings. I am very proud of him and he has really improved since the last tournament in May.
My wife and I competed in the senior advanced division today. This was inteteresting for both us since this is the first time we went up against black belts. My wife did very well and took 2nd place in both kata and kihon and I ended up taking home nothing, like usual.
What I did get today was a lot of good experience as a referee. This is the 5th tournament where I have refereed and even though I still get butterflies in my stomach, I felt more at ease than ever before. I know I still have a lot to learn but with each tournament, I feel more confident in my abilities.
It was good Karate day overall.