That’s right, I said it. If you don’t have someone in the division competing, and if it’s not some crazy black belt fight, and you have been hanging around the venue for what feels forever, sometimes tournaments can be boring to watch. I have friends and family that insist they want to see me compete: which is a lovely gesture that I truly appreciate, however if I or my teammates are not competing or about to compete, sitting around in a gymnasium for several hours can be kind of boring. I can only imagine this is at least twice as bad when you have no idea really what is going on.
There is always the chance something crazy, but that’s really not something you want to bank on. So friends and family, as much as I appreciate the thought and the interest in what I am doing, it would be much more comfortable for you to watch whatever footage is available of the tournament.