I don't think so, Tim
I just found out in karate class that Sensei has plans for me Valentine's Day weekend.
Go check that out and then come back here for the discussion. ;)
I told her, as politely and respectfully as I could, that she is clearly high (my word choice may have been slightly different).
A freakin' karate tournament? ME? Tell me that's not worth a plane ticket to Florida right there.
I should say that it's not like the tournament in The Karate Kid--at least, not my event. I would be performing the kata I've been working on, competing against other adult female white belts. She says I'd actually have a decent shot at placing: 1) that's not a large pool of competitors to begin with and 2) since it's RIGHT before I test for green belt, I'll have been a white belt (not to mention practicing this particular kata) for quite some time, thereby increasing my chances.
We're all going; I think it will be fun as hell. But actually getting up and competing in front of all those people? ME?
Not so much.