Curren came to us last week and said that he wanted to enter his first Judo Tourniment. Rebecca and I questioned him and said maybe it would be a good idea to go and watch one first. He only started Judo/Jiujitsu last July, and although he has been going with Cooper and Rella about 3-4 days a week, his heart just didn't seem to be into it, like it has been for soccer and baseball. Though, about 2 weeks ago, we did notice a change. He was running harder, throwing harder, and putting way more effort than he previously had. There was a bit of a stimulus, but, that is another story. He was pretty insistant on entering this tourniment, so eventually we broke down and let him enter. Well, he had 4 matches. The first being the hardest. He went up against a kid that was the son of one of the Sensei's from another Dojo. He has been practicing for well over a year, and was actually competing up in the next division also. This division was supposed to be gimmy. Well, Curren didn't quite know that, nor did we. They started the match and that other kid didn't know what hit him. Curren dominated the first two minutes of the 2:30 match, and just had to hold out. The other kid landed a pretty good throw, which the young referee apparently overscored. They came back later and told us. We not being very tourniment savvy. Curren shoulda ended up tying that match. The last three of four, Curren dominated. Below is a sample video. Quick throw straight to the back is an automatic win. Something else that we learned just yesterday at the tourniment. Well regardless, it was fun, Curren got the silver, and we are so proud of him for not only doing well, but stepping up and having the confidence to go for it.