I was losing the fight. In the moment, I couldn’t figure out what I was doing wrong. In retrospect, it is all terribly clear. The fight in mention was a sparring match during a recent Tae Kwon Do tournament. My first round opponent was a good guy that I have beaten a number of times. I certainly was not taking him for granted, but I was perhaps a little too certain I would make it to the next round. This time, though, he came at much more aggressively than I anticipated and I immediately went into defensive mode. To paraphrase Mike Tyson, everyone has a plan until they get hit in the face.
BREAK THIS ROD!
Badger turned the Tenkara world upside down in 2014 when we held our first BREAK THIS ROD contest. We found the cheesiest fixed-line rod we could, and challenged participants to catch the most epic fish they could with it - or any piece of it that survived long enough to complete the mission. The idea took off like a rocket - all 25 available slots sold out in less than 36 hours!
Let's BREAK THIS ROD for a great cause.
Camp Healing Waters was started in 2016 as a multi-day camp that strives to address the physical and emotional healing needs of wounded heroes and their spouses. The program focuses on providing comforting surroundings, counseling, and support to veterans and families that are dealing with changes brought on by the wounds of war. It is in this setting that many families are able to identify challenges and symptoms that can be better understood and eventually treated through proper diagnosis and therapy.
Play Silly Games, Win Awesome Prizes!
It is easy to get involved - simply purchase a BAMBOO BANDIT and you are in the contest! There are some great reasons to BREAK THIS ROD besides the antics you'll see when a bunch of folks start fishing in a wild and crazy way. We've got the contest broken down into 4 categories that you can win, and each gives you a pick of some great prizes. There are two of each prize, and 3 get to pick from them depending on which challenge they win. One winner will be drawn at random!
The Challenge Categories: