We had several Young Forest Martial Arts students attend the annual Den of the Tiger Henry Fought Memorial Youth Tournament. Our students had a lot of fun! The schools and competitors that attended are great people and have exceptional sportsmanship! Not only did our students do well, more importantly I got a lot of complements on their behavior, sportsmanship, and skill! That is more important to us than any medal or trophy they earn. Great job students! And great job to all the other competitors who I’m sure earned their instructors plenty of complements as well.
We teach our children to take the opportunity to meet new people and make new friends at tournaments. Tournaments are a learning and growing experience, and our ‘opponents’ are giving us that opportunity and helping us – as we are them. In essence, they are people we already share things in common with and have potential to be great friends. We are excited to be apart of this tournament every year and have communion with our friends at Den of the Tiger; and 540 Martial Arts – who’s efforts and participation practically make them a co-host. Thank you Sensei Jack Fought for hosting such a great tournament; and for inviting us every year! Thanks to Sensei Shad Robeson of 540 Martial Arts for his efforts in making this a great tournament. And thanks to all the other volunteer judges, score keepers, and volunteers – these tournaments would not run as smooth as they do without your efforts. Finally, a special thanks to all the parents and families who bring their children to tournaments and other martial arts events. It is truly your support that make these events possible. Great job for raising such great kids as those that attended the 2019 Den of the Tiger Henry Fought Memorial Youth Tournament!