My first Kyokushin Karate tournament.
It's been quite a long time since I've posted here, but I finally decided to chuck up a thread ha.
I started Kyokushin Karate at the start of the year and last April I entered a tournament. I hadn't done any proper fighting like this before and decided I'd give it a go.
I was nervous as all hell going into the first fight but ended up making it through to the second. Unfortunately there was a 40 min break between them and I had cooled down and was hurting a bit ha.
We had to wear mouth-guards, groin-guards and shin pads, but 5 mins before the first fight we were told to take them off ha.
I didn't get any footage of the first fight, sorry, but it was way better than the second. Way more action and I landed a couple of tricking head kicks. This one being quite slow because we were both buggered. Not to mention we were from the same Dojo.
I learnt quite a bit about myself from the experience. Also I'll say that with the adrenalin pumping I got tunnel vision and couldn't hear anyone around me :/
So here's the second fight. More info is in the video description but if there is any questions go nuts. If not, have a good laugh at my n00bness :/
Also at one point I almost got knocked out, it doesn't even look like much but at the time I thought I was going down.