whats you stance on getting permission to compete from your instructor that is. those of you that have competed, do you ask you instructor for permission? i mean out of respect... here is the situation, i am just coming of a 3 week vacation, no training what so ever, but there is a tournament this Sunday, the last one of the season. i spoke to him today about it, he advised against it, as i haven't really trained for it.... which is entirely true. is asking for permission or my instructors "blessing" common practice?