I've had quite a bit of videos uploaded recently of Karate tournaments I competed in back in my professional fighting days. These next series of fights are from the Southern American 2001 in Nashville, TN. I was a product of the David Deaton Karate Studios in Hermitage, TN and the previous year, I had actually won my division and the Grand Champion title, which was a big deal. The Southern American Nationals was one of the biggest tournaments in the south that was hosted by World Champion David Deaton. Going back to Tennessee to compete in this tournament was always fun because I was able to catch up with friends, but more importantly, show that my training and skills have gone to the next level. In my opinion, in order to get better and grow, we must leave our small pond and venture into the ocean. I did exactly that by moving to Colorado and training with other, world caliber martial artists. Anyways, below is one of my first fights at the 2001 Southern American.