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Why Martial Arts Students Should Compete

Why Martial Art Students Should Compete

With tournament coming up, I wanted to pass along all of the reasons that competition is good.  Below is a great piece by our tournament host, on why Martial Artists should compete at EVERY level.  Competition is NOT just for adult Black Belts.  It's for Tiger Cub White Belts all the way up to the highest degree.  Competition in life is constant.  Preparation for it starts in the DoJang. 

This will be the first competition that we compete in as a school.  I want to show them that Tiger Rock Martial Arts of Central Pennsylvania can bring it.  Our little New Cumberland Pennsylvania school can stand toe to toe with the biggest and best in Tiger Rock, of that I am certain.  If you sign up to go, I guarantee that you will be ready as long as you show the tenent of Perseverance.  Good luck!  

The National Tournament is coming up soon and I want to encourage students to take advantage of this opportunity to experience fun competition. This is your chance to play in the "big game". Remember that nobody sits on the bench on our team and the championship game is coming up.

Your coach is telling you to "get in the game and play" and we need you to help the team be victorious! I am a competitor who loves the "thrill of victory" and learns from "the agony of defeat". Competition provides me the opportunity to have these experiences and test my training.

I can honestly say that I have reached my current levels in martial arts through regular competition; it will also help me reach my future goals in martial arts. In order to reach these higher goals, I must challenge myself to compete against other top martial artists. My mental capacity inside training and awareness on abilities thus increases drastically as I prepare for these competitions. As a coach, it is my responsibility to encourage students to have the same expectations in their training.

Competition is a necessary part of life. You will always compete with academics, workforce, and day-to-day life experiences. Martial arts competition will help students overcome fear, interpretation, and intimidation in a safe and healthy environment. Competing not only makes you a better martial artist, it makes you a better person. Making ourselves better, in one fashion or another, is simply why we
all started training in martial arts.


Tiger Rock is a special team that wants to create multiple opportunities to excel your training and increase your positive experience. This is the last big game of the season and we need all teammates to help us be successful. I, along with the trainers, am working hard to ensure you are victorious in your endeavors. We are available to answer any questions you may have on the upcoming tournament.

Now, grab your gear, get signed up, and prepare to bring home the gold!

Steve Snyder
Tournament Host


About Tiger-Rock Martial Arts International
Tiger-Rock Martial Arts s a National franchising company providing health, skills and fitness training through its franchisees’ Martial Arts programs for members of all ages. Our programs enrich their personal and professional lives in many ways. Tiger-Rock programs are a blend of modern sport science, the latest research, and hundreds of years of martial arts tradition to provide you with the most effective experience available.