I Am a Martial Artist

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 124 People

    Surprise

    When I was eleven, my mom signed me up for karate without asking/telling me. She didn't tell me until the day of the first class. Now, I've taken karate for three years, and I love it. I am a first degree black belt and an assistant instructor. I also do minimal amounts of...
    HLRUCV HLRUCV
    18-21, F
    Aug 8, 2012

    Kempo Karate

    I started Martial over a year ago, I really love it, it's challenging but it's been great, discipline self defense, good workout great for the mind also... Share your story :)
    Armelle Armelle
    F
    1 Response Apr 8, 2008

    It may not be officially,

    but ive made my own style of Martial Arts. The main principle is to balance yourself like the weather. In order to keep order, rain and sunshine must be balanced. We call that Water and Fire. Then, the main element is Lightning, which is like the actual strike. Water conducts...
    PainIsPeace PainIsPeace
    18-21, M
    1 Response Dec 27, 2015

    Shaolin Kempo

     I have been taking  Shaolin Kempo for about 11 years now. I go to class 4 to 5 days a week. I am an assistant teacher and teach special needs adults and 4-18 year olds. Kempo is my life. I have made life long friends and my dojo is like my second family. It's a...
    xgeekykidx xgeekykidx
    18-21, F
    Mar 6, 2010
    arabchaosinbiltmore777 arabchaosinbiltmore777
    56-60, F
    Jun 1, 2015

    Involved In The Age Old Spiritual Warfare Between God & Satan, Good Vs Evil

    I'm ex-champ MMA teamster, now into something FAR more exciting !!!! As are ex-world champs Chuck Norris & Tony Anthony (whose autobio, Taming The Tiger, is a movie too) I came in just now to post this, that I just emailed a good Christian online friend, who hasn't yet joined...
    ShyButCreativeSexyGuy ShyButCreativeSexyGuy
    46-50, M
    1 Response Sep 15, 2012

    Im crafting my own style

    that mixed principles of Kung Fu and Tae Kwon Do as well as a few of my own. Seems to be working well as of now. I just need a name..hmm
    ScrewLogic ScrewLogic
    16-17, M
    Jul 7, 2015

    Years Of Practice

    I have been a martial artist since i was 11. I am top of my class in Kickboxing, Boxing, Jujitsu, BJJ, Karate, Judo, Maui Tai, and 3 styles of Kung Fu. After many years of classes and training i also developed several free style forms of my own based off of various things i have...
    SicKThEory SicKThEory
    18-21, M
    Jul 29, 2012

    A Martial artist means to be An Artist

    if Life Itself. You will find out that being A True Martial Artist requires fighting Physically against your Enemies and Spiritually against evil spirits and Mentally against wrong thinking and Emotionally against wrong emotions, so you overcome evil with good in all ways...
    TreyTheBrave TreyTheBrave
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Sep 20, 2014

    I practice in what is known

    as Systema or in Russian Система , that encompasses Knife Technique , Hand to Hand Combat , Firearms Training , and Grappling It is now used by Several Front Line Units and Tier One Security Forces
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Dec 4, 2015

    My training is fun. I go to the woods

    and balance on logs, punch the ground and trees, jump around like a frog (lol), work on kicking techniques on hand made dummies, spar with friends, meditate, run around, punch some more trees, do some more frog jumps, run around some more, punch some more trees. Oh wait, did i...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    May 31, 2015

    I have to pick a weapon

    for my red belt test, and since our shifu takes a load of classes and knows a ton of stuff I'm really overwhelmed. I'm not testing anytime soon, but I was just thinking about it.
    tatteredhoodie tatteredhoodie
    18-21, T
    Jun 1, 2015

    Savate-boxe

    My father is what is called 'Gant d'Argent 2e degre' in the French martial art of Savate-Boxe, and I am a student. I attend my cours in Paris now, but I am working to my 'gant d'argent'. Savate requires you to be incredibly agile, very supple, and precise with movements of...
    p2bastrawberry p2bastrawberry
    22-25, F
    1 Response Aug 13, 2013

    My name is Jeanette, Im 16 years old girl.

    1.78 tall and practice martial arts, gymnastics and also models. Yesterday i ranked up to 1st in the general Austrian's martial arts ranking (for bot men and women). And im the youngest person to ever to be 1st in Austria. And the first women to take the 1st place. I now have...
    jeanetteofjeanetteof jeanetteofjeanetteof
    16-17, F
    Jan 11

    Система This is known

    as the "System" It is not meant for exhibitions , tournaments , or arenas It focuses on all things : Hand to Hand , Grappling , Knives , Firearms , Pressure Points , and even Chemistry It requires the Greatest responsibility
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Dec 30, 2015

    I have been involved with martial arts

    since I was a child going on almost 40 years (though at times it seems like longer), and in this time I have studied a variety of major systems. My roots stem from Ninjutsu and a mix of Shaolin systems -3 internal and 7 external- (that the teacher simply called Shorin Bujutsu...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Feb 12, 2015

    I trained in taekwondo

    and judo, to blackbelt level.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Feb 8

    What Is Kung-Fu? (First Posted In: I Practice Kung-Fu)

    There's always an argument about kung-fu - is it outdated, is it functional, is it good/bad/etc? No one really considers what they're arguing about. Kung-fu is just the skills you gain over time. The various styles have their own techniques, their own foci - but kung-fu is a...
    MrKalm MrKalm
    26-30, M
    Apr 6, 2013

    Do Tapes Teaching You Count?

    HEY!! Nope, not really martial artist, DONT YELL AT ME please. I WANT to be though, i look up moves on youtube, and watch tapes explaining the art, and have read many books on the subject... I just dont know any good teachers that may be able to help me. Does...
    whatever223 whatever223
    16-17, F
    1 Response Jan 29, 2009

    Kung-Fu In A Small Town...

    I got my start in the martial arts when I was a young kid. It wasn't in a classroom. I started imitating the movements I had seen on tv with a steel pipe, learning to make new moves when I flattened one of the tips and used it for getting rid of tumbleweeds. My first attempt to...
    MrKalm MrKalm
    26-30, M
    Apr 5, 2013

    Although i am a self taught martial artist,

    i have yet to be out matched. Many of my friends are also martial artists but i have advanced so quickly for i am much more dedicated. I want to grow strong to protect myself but mostly those i care about. The image of my loved ones getting hurt keeps me going.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response May 31, 2015
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