That time of year again ...
On a positive note though - this years Gathering is turning out to be our best yet. We'll have six mats running - and are highly organized with the brackets, the referee teams and the division starting times. Hopefully, it will all ru smoothly. Every year we get lots of feedback from people commenting that it is the best run tournament they have ever attended ... this year, we hope to improve it yet again.
When I finalize the draw, hopefully by late this evening - I'll hit the hay, before getting up at dawn to head to Melbounre to pick up Rigan MAchado from the airport. I wil then try to convince Rigan to come and join in my 30 minute 'tabata protocol-styled' workout, before getting down to the last minute pre-comp details. This will be my last blog until after the comp is done.
Sunday: Rigan is conducting seminars in Melbourne
Monday Morning: Tabata workout - then on the mat with RIgan.
Monday Night: Hitting the mat at my school.
That's all for today - best of luck to all competing this weekend. My advice, have fun and 'be yourself' -learn from the experience and make a few new friends.