Kenpo Women’s Symposium
Helping Women Find Community and Grow

September 25, 2022 – Online Women’s Symposium

Listed below are the questions that were addressed at this symposium.

  • What is your mindset going into your event, and what is your mindset during your event? (answered by Pauline Seremetis & Ashley Sacrey)
  • How do you prepare your team for a tournament? (answered by Sinéad Byrne & Doreen DiRienzo)
  • Have you or do you compete on the tournament circuit? (answered by Pauline Seremetis & Charl Oka)
  • How do you deal with nerves? (answered by Ashley Sacrey & Sinéad Byrne)
  • How have tournaments changed or evolved from the 60s and 70s until now? (answered by Doreen DiRienzo & Charl Oka)
  • What type of music do you listen to to help your mindset? (answered by Pauline Seremetis)
  • Did you participate in virtual competitions during the pandemic? And did you have a chance to watch in real-time the judges watching your video? (answered by Ashley Sacrey)
  • Over the years coming up through the ranks and grades, have you found that the competition gets harder in either katas or sparring? (answered by Denise Plowman, Doreen DiRienzo, & Pauline Seremetis)
  • Do you wish competition was like it was back in the 60s and 70s, or do you like the way it has changed to be now? (answered by Doreen DiRienzo)
  • Do you have any secret mantras or whatnot to help you with nerves? (answered by Sinéad Byrne)