I have been training for 8 years, which I know isn't long in the scheme of things, and it has influenced my life so much. I train in a style called Tang Soo Tao. Tang Soo Tao is both a hard and soft martial art. It combines the hard/external techniques of Wei Gung...
Actually I *was* a woman who trained in martial arts, specifically tae kwan do. I received my black belt at 60 and my goal was to reach 3rd degree. Unfortunately, my health went downhill in a handbasket. My heart is still there, but my ol' body can't get to 3rd. Phooey!
...It was a family thing and supposed to get us in shape. Mainly my mom. She quit first and then my dad quit but I stayed with it. It is traditional training and so the belt rank progression is slow. When I was thirteen I got depressed about taking so long to get a black...
I received my black belt when I was 15, may sound like a lie. But it's not judo nor karate it's ju-justu it's an combination of judo, karate and aikido. I love the fact that I'm able to defend myself. And I don't go for the talk '' Girls shouldn't hit ''. Totally stupid!
My Mum was keen on my learning a form of martial arts as she wanted me to be prepared during my teen life so I could fend off people who were trying to hurt me. In the end, I didn't really need it. My looks are deadly :)
buying jeans that fit?
My 'kung fu ***' means that I can kick through a wall, but also means that I have to buy jeans three sizes too big to fit my butt which necessitates the awkward, scrunchy belt effect.
Any suggested brands to try?
This is a huge issue for me, mostly because I think it's a huge issue in society. I will try to be succint, but I'm very passionate about this for a lot of reasons, so bear with me. :)
A few years ago I started doing Capoeira, a Brazilian martial art with a musical element. I...