COAST TOURNAMENT

21st March 2015 is a whole lot experience for me. Our taekwondo team (Global Taekwondo Foundation) was participating in theΒ 2nd Agility Cup organized by the Mombasa Taekwondo Center.

AGILITY CUP 2015
AGILITY CUP 2015

The day was a happy day for most of us especially me since I was the captain and it was not my first time to participate in a competition unlike the rest of the team. This was there first time and they all looked nervous and somehow scared. But the fear and the nervousness everyone had was nothing compared to the curiosity and the happiness that filled our hearts before we left the school.

The happiness we had before we left for the tournament made us forget the opponents ahead of us.
The happiness we had before we left for the tournament made us forget the opponents ahead of us.

Immediately the bus left the school gate, everyone was quiet and deep in thoughts. We reached the place where the competition was to be done.

High school students were already prepared and the tournament started. From our club, we were only seven participants. As a captain and the only guy ever participated in tournaments, i was required to motivate my team mates. This was not a difficult thing to me. I started my motivational advise hoping everyone would relax and let their minds belief that their opponents are weak and can’t defeat them.

We then took our seats as we waited for our time to come. As we waited, i became more nervous and i couldn’t for my name to be mentioned. I wanted to be on stage already, facing my opponent.

WE eagerly waited for our time
WE eagerly waited for our time

When the tournament started, everyone was surprised. We became position three in the high schools and colleges category. individually, we had one gold medal, four silver medals and one bronze. I was very pleased when my name was called to take the club’s Award.

I was called to receive the club's Award.
I was called to receive the club’s Award.

Adi Lee and Coach Nathan Award