Monday, October 19, 2009
World Eskrima Kali Arnis Federation Midwest Regional Championships
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!