Blaine, Cindy, Shaymaa, Kline, Matt and I (Mervin) attended the Goodwill Cup at UW. Blaine fought in the men’s black belt division, Cindy and Shaymaa in the combined brown and black belt women’s division and Matt and Kline in the men’s brown belt divisions. Prior to the tournament Pam Logan and Eric Crosby gave a clinic on being a referee. It was a great intro since I worked as a referee. It was quite an eye opener to find out just how hard it is to be a referee when the competitors are fighting at full speed. It was a difficult practice! At the closing of the tournament Ryan Hill the Godan from the University of British Columbia gave the women a nice compliment by saying that their kumite was at a very high level. The Portland Dojo did well. Blaine placed 3rd in the black belt division, Shaymaa placed 3rd in the women’s brown/black belt division and Kline placed 1st in the men’s black belt division.