Mariah Moore, Onaway High School Onaway Michigan Filipino Weapons Demo


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Monday, October 19, 2009

World Eskrima Kali Arnis Federation Midwest Regional Championships

Double Stick Fighting(I'm in Black)

My Jornales System Team Mate Mel

My Jornales System Team Mate Wendy Wigger-Jornales


Wendy and I

OH What a day. For those of you who know me, you know I never say "I can't" and I never quit. Well, I have to say, the past few days have been a real test to my constitution. I have had full blown flu since Wednesday the 14th and today is the 19th! Tournament was on the 17th - and the rules are clear. You must qualify at regionals to move on to nationals. There was no way, flu or no flu, I would go down without a fight.

On Friday I traveled to Milwaukee Wisconsin for the WEKAF Midwest Regional Championships. The car ride was a killer...but when we got to the hotel, with the help of Nyquil, I got some good rest and was ready to face the tournament day on Saturday. WOA! Was I sick. I did my form, left the ring and fell to my knees. But I made it through. Happy to say, I took first in Traditional Multiple Weapons. I had some time to rest before fighting, ate a bagel and drank some Gatorade...and took a nap until they called me to the ring. I am also very happy to report that I will keep my regional titles in Full Contact Single Stick Fighting and in Full Contact Double Stick Fighting. As sick as I was, the exhibition fight was a blast. I don't know where the burst of energy came from, but, there is tremendous power in prayer. I LOVE to perform and I LOVE to compete but I have to admit, the flu really took the wind from my sails and kicked my butt. This was a hard one...but, I DID IT. Nationals, HERE I COME!

1 comment:

steve-vh said...

Good Job Girl! Way to represent!

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