Saturday, Ian attended his first Karate Tournament in Beaufort. We had no idea what to expect. There were a ton of people and lots of waiting around. We were there for about 4 hours. Thankfully, the beginners went first. Ian competed in Forms and Flag Fighting. Forms is were the students demonstrate moves they have learned for the judges. In Flag Fighting, each student has a belt with two flags and your opponent tries to remove one of your flags from your belt for a point. And vice versa. Being it was Ian's first karate competition, he did really well. He didn't win, but he got out there and tried his best. And, he received a huge 3 foot trophy just for competing. He was in heaven.
Ian's karate studio presented the opening demonstration. Ian is on the far left.
Standing in front of the judges before he performs his Forms presentation
Lots and lots of people