Yes, it feels great to have your hand raised and to stand on the top of the podium but, things don't always go in your favor especially in a tournament! It's never the same as just rolling in class. Nerves, anxiety and the unknown can have a huge impact on your performance.
Competing is a great way to challenge yourself, find your weaknesses, and feel the excitement of performing in front of a crowd. You should always leave with a sense of accomplishment just for having the courage to step out on the mats!
We are so proud of ALL of our students who put their skills to the test this past weekend at the AZ State Championship and you should be proud of yourselves as well! We saw huge improvementsments in everyone's games, students with only 3 weeks of training hold their own against tough opponents, perfectly executed submissions and take downs and we saw areas we need to work on!
Congratulations to you all, Win or LEARN (or both)! #teamdeboa
*great team support! Check out all the De Boa shirts in the crowd!!