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Monday, March 17, 2008

almost like i remember

i went to a karate tournament this past weekend. haven't been to one in over 13 years. it was allot of fun. i did not compete but i did get an opportunity to judge. that is where some of the fun happened. First off they did forms or Kata(a pattern of movements kind of like a dace). after relearning the judging process that was kind of neat. i did find it humerus though when one of the kids dads came question the scores and where his son was placed. as 4th through 7th place all had the same score we had to use a tie break system. the score keepers had got it wrong, his son was 6th not 7th. we corrected the error and he still didn't get a trophy. then during fighting, a instructor that was standing behind me(i was a corner judge) got mad when i did not give a point to his student(an advanced rank student). the kid had pretty much inadvertently hit the other in the head. he asked me in a huffy tone "You know you saw his hand make contact, why didn't you give him the point?" at which point i turned around and said "if you can name the technique he used i will gladly give him the point." he stomped off and looked quite disgruntled. not exactly the reaction i was expecting. but i had forgotten that i have changed in the years sense i had been to a tournament. i am no longer a skinny teen aged black belt. the last time i went to a tournament i would have been about 18 or 19 and would have weighed about 165 pounds. now I'm 34 and go about 245. i guess I'm a bit more imposing a figure than i used to be. i would like to compete again soon, but i am going to need to find some decent sparing partners. don't want to get my face caved in.

15 comments:

Renae said...

Shouldn't a "decent sparing partner" have at least some potential to cave your head in? Otherwise, won't you cave his head in? How does that work?

timpani76 said...

I think he wants someone with more control, as opposed to someone who just brawls like a sailor. That was how I read that anyway.

lizS said...

oh, bruce just likes to pick on people littler than him, everybody knows that. he has too, since he can't win otherwise...

lizS said...

hee hee hee!

Bruce said...

it's not my fault being the biggest and strongest. i don't even exercise.

No, what I really meant was that I want to be able to train before I actually compete in a tournament.

lizS said...

anybody wanna peanut!?!

Anonymous said...

caving it in could not make it worse and it were such a face as yours.

Bruce said...

one could liken your mouth to a cave, you half witted nerf herder.
im sorry, i meant, golly gee, you think so. now my fealings are so hurt im going to go jump off a bridge. but i guess that would cave my face in too wouldnt it?

Anonymous said...

Your insults are weak, old man.

Bruce said...

your mom has week insults!

timpani76 said...

Awww, do the wittle teddy bear boys want to argooo over siwwy stuff? You're just so cute! Yes you are! Cute as a button!

lizS said...

ahhahahahahahaha! timpani's funny!

Anonymous said...

Girls are dum.

Shamill said...

WOW!!! Make a little comment and look what happens... People start calling names, making fun of each other & getting just plain rude...

Oh... by the way... we can tell your not exercising... you're starting to look like me!

Renae said...

Starting? You two are practically twins! You should bring your crew over and we'll all hang out sometime.