Once again, the St. Albert army delivers! The submission series was a huge success despite record freezing temperatures and after some very tough matches we came out with not only medals but also some very valuable learning experiences. Monitor Stephanie even competed for the first time and came home with a gold medal! Tournaments are important not only for competitors but also for self defense. You can learn and drill techniques in the dojo but the nerves of competing in tournaments provide the missing piece – the emotional and psychological demands of a self defense situation. Tournament season is back in full swing and we’ve got a lot to do!