Tournament Series Conclusion

Tournament participation offers a variety of benefits to our community. Whether as a competitor, volunteer or supporter, your participation contributes to the AMA community. As mentioned in previous articles, a participant has the chance to come out of their comfort zone, realize who they are, focus on self-growth, experience a social atmosphere and make a…

Community Contributions

There are various benefits in tournament participation.  One would be a community contribution. Training karate isn’t only about you, it’s about joining a community that shares your values and aspirations. It’s a journey to discover who you are, the community you belong to and what you desire to contribute. As a member, you will determine…

Social Atmosphere

There are various benefits in tournament participation.  One would be the experience of a social atmosphere. At an AMA Challenge, participants discover their community, beyond their dojo. They meet more people with common values and witness how training impacts the world around them. We all come together, contribute who we are and work to unify…

Self-Growth

There are various benefits in tournament participation.  One would be self-growth. Self-growth is the process of discovering and developing who you are. It’s an individual journey, yet it’s accomplished by yourself and with others. There are many ways to obtain growth and inspiration is found all around. Purpose is born within, and through interaction, new…

Realizing Where You Are

There are various benefits in tournament participation. One would be the realization of where you are and where you want to be. In karate, opportunities to grow are abundant. Every success opens a door to something more. Without awareness of where you are, opportunities are hard to foresee. Awareness isn’t handed by another, it’s realized…

Entering My First Tournament

Entering my first tournament, my mind was conflicted with thoughts. What will people think of my inability? I should stick with what I’m good at so I have a chance. If I can’t do it physically, will my spirit be enough? What will I do if I fall down?  Despite the questions hovering in my…