I'm competing in my first karate tournament on Saturday March 20th, in Dupo IL. I'm performing a kata in the Senior Women's division. I've never done anything like this before. At school, I was the nerd in thick glasses who was good at maths and science, not the sporty popular kid.
A group of students from Tracy's Karate have been working on Saturday mornings for weeks to practice our kata. I've had practice time in my lessons, and done the kata in group class. There's a 3x5 card in front of my monitor at work, and another in my handbag, with the three places in the kata where I tend to forget the form. I'm doing the kata every day at home. Hubby gave me an awesome heavyweight karate uniform for my birthday that fits perfectly. I'm about as ready as I'm going to get.
Normal service may return after the weekend. There may also be pictures.