I had a fantastic time at the tournament today. Even though I didn't win my sparring match, I felt that it was one of my best bouts yet. It does make me realize that I need to practice a lot more with other adults, and not just the little kids in the family class.
I'm sore and tired, but very glad that I went. This is so far out of what I used to consider my comfort zone, that I still shake my head in wonder that I really did this.