Monday, November 19, 2012

Karate & Jujitsu Tournament

This weekend Sam had a tournament.  It was very long!  What was scheduled for 3 hours really took 4 1/2 - 5 hours.  That is a long time for the 3 boys to sit and have patience. Anyway, Sam didn't win any of the matches.  Once she knew it was over for her she just sat in her spot crying afterwards.  The girl she was up with went all the way to first for her division.  That girl is in Max's class at school.  She is  very nice and I'm glad she won.  Every student got at least a team trophy.  Sam competed on a team for sparring, individual sparring and individual grappling (Jujitsu). She lost them all.  I helped get the dojo ready for the tournament and one of the teachers/senseis told me he thought Sam would have a good chance of winning 1st.  He was sure she would cream the 1st person she was up against but it didn't happen.  I told Sam maybe she was just having an off day.

Anyway, on to the pictures...

Our fighting warrior :)

Sam getting ready
Sam on her individual sparring.  Sam has the red belt here. (the sides were red and white)
 Sam going in for a kick

 Sam Grappling (ground work/Jujitsu). Here she is white belt.
Sam receiving her trophy from Sensei

 While the others are still getting trophies. Sam talking to one of the boys I'm pretty sure she likes.  There are 2, they are twins.  She bugs the heck out of them and them to her.  She got pretty embarrassed in the car one day when I starting singing Sam and ______ sitting in a tree, k-i-s-s-i-n-g....

 All the competitors for the day.  Yeah, you may need to click on this one :)  Just look for the red arrow to find her.
Sam being a tad bit ornery up there.  Notice she has her trophy 'kicking' the boy next to her.  I'm 99% sure that was on propose.

 Saving the best for last.  
Sam with Sensei Travis
 This is Pete and my sensei as well.  He is awesome.

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