Register with your instructor to join in our first competition for 4 years.
This years event will be held on the 24th September 2022
at the Essa Academy Bolton
Tournaments are controlled competitive environments that allow practitioners to display and improve their skills in a safe environment. Although some may think it is all about "who is better", that is not the purpose in Tang Soo Do. By eliminating this idea, we eliminate the unnecessary upset of leaving without a medal. In reality, competition is not just on the mats.
Students training in Tang Soo Do as well as all others are competing with themselves on a daily basis. We compete with our bodies to lose weight. We compete with our mind to retain knowledge, and we compete with our intellect on our spiritual convictions.
Even in the case of a match against an opponent, we are not only competing against that person's skill, but also against ourselves to be the absolute best that we can.
Therefore, tournaments are a great opportunity for increasing skills as well as boosting confidence. Just as importantly, it is possible to learn self-control over a temper, or become motivated to react positively instead of negatively to outcomes one does not desire.
For all these reasons and more, She-hahp (tournaments) are helpful to students training in Tang Soo Do, and one of the most dynamic, fun aspects of the art. FMAC hosts tournaments every few years - so don't miss out!