My karate kid

My son Evin competed in his first karate tournament this weekend in North Port, FL. He did much better competing than I did shooting!  He earned two third-place medals, and I walked away a little frustrated at the poorly lit gym and tough angles.  But overall, it was a great day because he had fun!  I'm very proud of him! There were a lot of challenges shooting that day.  The backgrounds were cluttered, and it was difficult getting fast shutter speeds under the lighting conditions.

But here's one that I like.  This is Evin doing a roundhouse kick during kumite fighting!

Evin also performed his kata in front of the judges.  That's his teacher, Sensei Lugo, watching closely in the background.

My favorite pictures are usually candid shots.  This day was no different.

Here's a shot of Evin and my wife Monique:

To the victor go the spoils!  Delicious hot dogs! Evin enjoyed his favorite meal right after the tournament ended.  This is one of my favorite pictures of the day!