I'm sore all over....well, sore in one foot and a little in the nose really. I entered my first karate tournament in the weekend, and (unsurprisingly) lost. Highlights included:
- Having my nose broken (just the cartilage, not the bone) by the New Zealand Karate team captain.
- Knocking down an opponent so hard when he 'came round' his first words were "what happened?" (he was only out for about two seconds - so I'm not so much of a bully as all that!)
- Losing a fight due to penalties
- Having two fights stopped early due to excessive bleeding (on my part - and these were fights I was definitely losing anyway)
I scored only a few 'real' points but I was pretty happy all up for a first attempt.