We entered our son into his first ever competition. It was a Tang Soo Do tournament that his school was in charge of. The location was wonderful - Seven Springs Resort.
He was very excited to go but also a bit nervous. I was very nervous because we were attending as a family and I wasn't sure how he would handle his anxiety. There was an awful lot of commotion since there were over 400 registered contenders (and their families). It was run very well though.
Boy Child competed in the 7-8 year old Orange belt bracket. There were kids with just the Orange belt and then also the next level Orange belt with the stripe - about 14 kids in all.
First came his Forms competition. He chooses his highest form for his color belt level and presents it to the judges. He could have shown a bit more energy with it and not looked at the ground.