Well, I went yesterday I helped roll out mats and move heavy things at The Revolution, a tournament held in Sumner, WA. I really regret not competing, even though I'd have my butt handed to me. It looked like a blast. They had over 140 competitors, and it looks like this particular event is going to need a bigger facility. They had matches running on two mats for 7 hours straight. But on a good note, a tournament was being advertised up in Seattle on April 28th. I can't remember what it's called or who's hosting it, but it looked like it was going to be pretty big. I'll try and compete in the gi/white belt division at 185 lbs. So, there it is. I have about 1 1/2 months to learn a takedown or two, sprawl until I die, and drop 10 lbs. I've never been involved in competitive sports or anything, so I'm a little nervous about getting out there and actually COMPETING. At my advanced age, my adrenaline will kick in and I'll need a nap! But, I speak in front of large groups of people almost every day, teaching classes of between 300 and 2000 students at a time. So, I should be able to manage my anxiety (yeah, right). Any tips or advice for my first competition?