Why it’s a great idea to compete at least once in your life

Competing is scary. It doesn’t matter if it’s your first time or your 250th time.  That’s because your competition rises with your skill.  You could be the best white belt competitor in the world. Get your blue belt and immediately get demolished.  And that’s an important part of competition.  It’s a humbling experience that really shows you what you’re made of.  It doesn’t really matter how well you do. But how you react under pressure.  Are you able to perform

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Competiton Anxiety

Conquering competition anxiety with Alec baulding

A few weeks ago, I competed in the Atlanta Winter Open. This tournament experience was a bit different than others because this time, I had the opportunity to talk with other students at the academy who were planning on competing. We discussed issues like how they were preparing to compete and their thought process that they were going through in the weeks leading up to the tournament. A few common topics that arose were the issues of dealing with stress

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