amelia (mmmbopthis) wrote,

What's your glory moment?

So, since I've been home, I've gone to the karate school and hung out there a lot and I've been watching the olympics a lot. That got me to wishing I was still in tae kwon do and competing. Because I feel like a has-been. Eh. Maybe I'll get back into it. Because of my

I was 18, which means that I had to start competing in 18 = (read: adult) black belt women divisions instead of my gldory bracket: 15-17 female black belts. I went to a tournament, a smaller one, maybe a BB or an AA, but points were still racked up and sent to Boyce Lydell's Sport Karate Magazine, where I was ranked 2nd in my division (stupid Chantall Williams always beating me)...anyway, it was a rather smaller tournament, and I was scared stiff to spar the women. They're fucking brutal.

Anyway, I was summoned to an empty ring, where my sparring match was to be held. There were no adult black belt women to spar. They wanted me to spar adult men.

Out of 6 men and me, I took second. It's not about the gold, it's about what's inside. I kicked adult men's asses. That's my glory moment.

What's your glory moment?
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