Skills Days & Tournaments
Attention all One Tribe students and families! Another exciting time of year is just around the corner. Tournament season is arguably one of our busiest. As all our competitors shift into high gear, it can be slightly overwhelming at times, especially for new students and parents. However, the amount of effort that students put into preparing for these events is always matched in enjoyment and improvement. This month we would like to take the time to walk you through what tournaments are, what they mean to our students, and how they can greatly benefit your training. Check out this slide show of moments from past skills days and tournaments! Next, we've answered some questions that usually pop up around tournament time.
"When is the next Skills Day? What will it look like?"
Our very first tournament this year is Skills Day on May 1st hosted inside our very own school. What this means is that our students will be competing alongside their friends and classmates. One Tribe students will have the option of performing at home in a virtual format. However, we encourage students to come to the school to perform on the mats (more information will be released regarding this). To clarify, students will not be competing in combat, instead, they will choose a form(s) to perform in front of a panel of judges and will receive a score. At the end of the day, every student walks away with a medal to remind them of their achievements.
"Why should I compete? Should I wait until I have more experience?"
These tournaments are designed so that students of all ages and levels are able to participate in a fair and safe environment. Competitors will be placed into divisions based on age and belt level. We are always so encouraged to see our white tigers and yellow belts in the ring!
Tournaments are where students start to take their Kung Fu training to the 'next level.' Competing gives students the opportunity to show their families, friends, and most importantly themselves what they know. Students spend weeks practicing their forms and honing their skills so that regardless of what score they receive from the judges, they will walk away with greater technique and confidence.
"That Sounds Great! How do I Start Preparing!"
Follow these simple steps to get ready for the tournament!
Register at https://www.onetribemartialarts.com/skillsday
Talk to your instructors to pick the best form for your performance.
Start practicing at home and before class! We will start pulling groups during classes to help you work on your tournament forms. This is why it is best to sign up early.
Attend all-tournament practices. During the month of April, we will be holding tournament practices in place of our regularly scheduled seminars.
Rest well the night before the tournament. Eat a solid breakfast to keep you on your A-game! Remember to have fun! No matter what happens we are all very proud of you!