View Full Version : My 1st judging today... egg on my face, eat my foot, pot calling the kettle....

08-12-2000, 12:08 PM
I closed up the school and rushed over to the tournament, Battle of Mobile, to see my school and students perform. Master told me to jump in a ring and judge. It ended up being sparring matches. Man! I had no idea it was so tough! I tried to make decent calls but I did screw up a few times. I have a new found understanding of the dynamics of tournament judging, so I have to rethink my position on the Wah Lum 2000. I just might go back after all.

08-12-2000, 06:26 PM

interesting!!! Please tell more!

08-12-2000, 10:35 PM
Many times, I would call the first punch or kick that landed solidly, but the other judges wouldn't call it. Other times, it was the last punch or kick in a series that seemed to land last. It is not an easy thing to do! I understand why three to four judges are required, so your techniques have to be clean and precise.