You guys aren't going to believe this, but my teacher told me tonight that I was fighting FULL CONTACT. No gloves, no head gear, no shin pads. All I will have with me is my mouth guard and the rounds a three minutes instead of two. Also in full contact, there is double overtime, not just one extension if a tie. I thought I was fighting semi contact , with some protection. I was nervous before, but now I am almost scared. All the women coming up for this tournament's full contact matches are black belts with years of experience, I have only a year of experience, just barely. He said that will come home with gold because I am a beast. When he said that my buddy Ryan was walking by and gave me a hug, because he called me a beast earlier.
Months ago I wanted to do full contact for this tourny, and was told that I couldn't because I lacked experience and skill. Now just a few days away, I am told that I can. Well in karate, I wasn't told that I can, i was told that I was gonna do it.
I have very mixed feelings