David Chan and I went down to compete at the New England Open yesterday and had a great time. There was a very large turnout and it was interesting to meet people from other organizations. The best part of the day was this:
David took first place in kata and I in sparring. On the drive to the tournament David was was very serious about both of us winning first place. The desire to do his best really came through as he nailed a perfect Seisan. I did well against my opponent in continuous contact sparring and feel our training at IOK was great preparation.
Here’s a photo of David.
To celebrate and continue the theme we had sushi afterwards. Overall it was a great experience and we’re happy to bring home a couple of wins for IOK.
David’s 1st Place Kata.
Eric’s Sparring Match.