Well, I will be 50 years old next year. I will have been training consistently at the same club for 10 years. It's possible, but unlikely, that I will be grading for my 2nd Dan next year. I'm probably the fittest and the most flexible I have ever been in my life (so far). What I need is a new challenge. I would like to do a 50-man Kumite. I just need some help with the details. I would like to use the event to publicise my current club, also maybe help me start a club in Aberystwyth where I teach part-time for the university. It just needs to be a bit more exciting (to look at) than an extra long sparring session. Here are my current thoughts. 50 x 1.5 minute rounds, maybe 15-30 second time outs between rounds. Mostly facing members of my club but maybe also all comers (who have to read and sign a disclaimer/copy of the rules). An audience- who pay (£1?) or sponsor me? Semi contact. Not full pads (for me)- maybe shin pads, groin guard, tourney gloves (probably with wraps). Others would also have full shin/foot pads? NOT point stop- think extended sparring rather than tournament but maybe a scoring system with a couple of referees? This is just to make it more exciting as a spectacle and more interesting for me- how many matches did I 'win'? Maybe start the day with demonstration by the other members of the club? I'm currently training at couple of hours karate per week, 1 hour cardio, 2 or 3 times per week, I would need to up that to at least 1.5 hours. Probably need to do more speed/bag work? I haven't run this past my Sensei yet and he may not want me to pursue it officially but i'd really like to do it! Any comments, problems you forsee, ways of making it more interesting, training tips etc, please leave here. Thanks.