Another important consideration is who will accompany your child during the competition. Since most karate tournaments take place on the weekends, it can be difficult for coaches to attend tournaments with their students. Many people do not understand that attending a tournament is an unpaid task for a karate coach and that it often takes up a large part of their weekend.
There is a misconception that karate trainers attend tournaments as a way to advertise their training services and attract new students. However, this is very little the case. First of all, coaches are often very busy attending to the needs of their students at tournaments and do not have time to promote themselves during the event. Second, if one or more of a coach’s students lose during the competition, it is highly unlikely that coach will choose new students.
If your child’s karate coach is unable to attend a particular competition, it does not mean that your child should miss out on the opportunity. Consider bringing your child yourself, and you may be able to get other parents to join in bringing their children too. On the other hand, if your child’s coach never attends competitions, or discourages his students from attending, this could be a sign that the coach lacks the level of professionalism required for such an important role.
How can I get more information about karate tournaments?
For a deeper understanding of the importance of participating in various competitions and tournaments, watch the documentary feature film: “Karate in Ontario: The Uphill Battle: The Cost of Raising a Champion.”
This documentary provides detailed information on karate as a sport and discusses different types of tournaments and competitions, and the process of creating future karate champions.
You can see the official trailers here:
Watch the documentary for free on Amazon Prime.
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