Why compete? There are lots of benefits to participating in a tournament.
1.) Test your skills. Tournament competition is an opportunity to put your training to the test
2.) Get out of your comfort zone. When we train in class we get comfortable. Competing in a tournament allows the student to step out of their comfort zone.
3.) Challenge yourself
4.) Overcome your fears! Martial Artists must learn to stay calm in stressful situations. Tournament creates jitters for sure. This is an opportunity to practice how to handle those nerves.
5.) Build confidence. Whether you win or lose, one thing is guaranteed: you will finish feeling like a champion!
6.) Build character. Winning and losing is part of any competition and healthy competition is good for you. It creates opportunity to build mental strength.