21 Mar THE BENEFITS IN COMPETING BY: LK
The benefits from testing your training through competition is invaluable. Unless you cross train, sometimes the clearest way to see your own progress is to roll with new people that you don’t usually train with. When competing, there is an entire journey you go through to build confidence within yourself. The first competition you register for, will show you that you can conquer your fear and just sign up. The next few tournaments will teach you something new about yourself, whether that is; learning that you need to push yourself a little bit harder mentally, that you need to condition your body a little bit more, or that you need to drill a specific situation a little bit more. You meet so many new people from this amazing community and meet people completely different from you stylistically. Deciding to register for a tournament changes your mindset almost at an instant – It keeps you focused and disciplined on specific goals while preparing. And of course, getting your hand raised is just the cherry on top for all of the hard work you have put in for the time you took to train for the tournament. So, get out there and test yourself!
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