Originally Posted by carter1144
I was thinking of staying up all through the night of the day before I need to sleep so I can "pass out" for the night of the tournament. Is that a good idea or safe idea?
Not a good idea. Will make you exhausted.
How long have been doing PB? How many Tournaments have you done?
I am in full contact karate and I know how you feel. It is a great tension to be in a "real" fight. My advice is to get used to it. The more tourneys you do, the more natural it will feel to you. Gradually you will be more experienced and feel more relaxed and calm before a tourney.