My little guy competed in his first Tae Kwon Do tournament. There were several hundred competitors. He won second place for his age division in the 품새 (poomsae/forms) competition. The judges had them do their forms 3x. The first time, he did well enough to have won first place. But … his second and third times were weaker and he had some difficulty figuring out where to position himself when he was boxed in by the other competitors.
Consistency. It’s hard to manage when you’re just six years old. But he did great.
And, most importantly, he had fun and congratulated the first and third place winners for competing with him. :-) So proud of him!