Today was the day that Mrs Stu and Little g took place in their first ever tournaments at a inter dojo karate meet. This is where all the clubs under the same style get together to kick the hell out of each other for the highly regarded bit of metal to go around their neck. We had to be at the competition for 9.45 for it to start at 10 and with 130 people entered it was going to be a long, but enjoyable day.
There were lots of various stages to go through for all the different colour belts. There was the kumite, which is basically fighting an opponent in a knock out stage and the kata, which is on your own doing a set combinations of moves and then like the kata there is the team kata, which is three people doing the same moves in unison and imagine watching this for every colour belt of white, yellow, orange, red, green, purple, blue and brown for both male and female! Luckily there were three rings for everything to take place in and everything moved on at quite a pace.
When it was time for Little G to do her kata, being the totally unbiased parent I am I thought she did better than everyone and Mrs Stu in her group was going up against brown belts who have been training for years longer instead of five months and she also did really well. After a long day sat waiting and watching the medal ceremony finally came around and both Mrs Stu, silver medal and Little g bronze medal did really well. With Mrs Stu kicking all the higher belts to nearly beat them.
So that was my Sunday, but on Saturday my loyal servant of 11 years the washing machine broke down mid cycle. Now have you bought one recently, there are so many different models out there, we had an afternoon out yesterday and my head was spinning afterwards after seeing so many. Then tonight I was searching the net and my head is spinning once more, unlike the washing machine. So the quest continues and the clothes pile up!