Monday, June 13, 2011
Pictured above is Jaren getting ready for the competition on Saturday. First he did his kata. He did pretty well at it - I am pretty sure he got fourth (they show their scores, but anything below 1st, 2nd, 3rd, they don't announce). Next came his favourite event - point sparring. He fought really well and won his first match. His next match was going pretty well, then when they threw in the towel (that is what they do when the 2 min is up), the fighters were tied for points. UGH! That means first point wins. Unfortunately, Jaren did not get the first point! So, on to match #3. Guess, what? Same thing happened again! This time, Jaren was ahead for a bit, but when the time was up, they were tied - and again, he did not get that first point in. This led to one very sad boy. He loves point sparring and so wanted to get a medal in it. This really seemed to affect his confidence in weapons sparring, but he was able to pull off a BRONZE in that category! Hooray Jaren!