The drought is over! After 17+ months without any sparring, let alone a competition, we held our first kickboxing tournament last night and it did not disappoint! Everybody involved was elated to be present at our al fresco event, all experiencing a wonderful high.
KB Fitness has been running its own league for years, so when government policy dictated the conditions for our training, having to put the brakes on for such a prolonged period was a veritable loss.
As soon as it was announced last month that the next event was imminent, the school was beside itself with excitement. An outpouring of enthusiasm frequented both class and the school's WhatsApp group. Not one person failed to realise how special it is to once again be able to do what we love.
This is for a number of reasons. For example, despite the competitive nature, tournaments are where the school unites. The collective energy generated by the spectators and participants is powerful - a positive mix of nerves, pride and joy.
The atmosphere is never aggressive. In fact, in a show of unparalleled camaraderie, the competitors always high-five and hug each other.