I Am a Woman Who Trains In Martial Arts

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    I Need My Martial Arts.

     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...
    tootsiekannah tootsiekannah
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Apr 11, 2009

    I Started When I Was Seven...

    ...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...
    brandiSE brandiSE
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Aug 4, 2008

    Any other female martial artists have a problem

    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?
    wanderlander wanderlander
    26-30, F
    1 Response Aug 23, 2015

    Nice Girls Don't Hit

    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...
    LadyLaurenJayne LadyLaurenJayne
    26-30, F
    7 Responses Nov 30, 2007

    I Rock Dude...

     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! 
    watermellonsmile watermellonsmile
    16-17, F
    2 Responses May 26, 2011

    I do MMA and i can kick

    and wrestle really well
    Fernblaze101 Fernblaze101
    Jul 30, 2015

    My Looks!!

    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 :)
    Luangi Luangi
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Nov 30, 2007

    I Received My Black Belt At 60

    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!
    uncorked uncorked
    2 Responses Sep 10, 2008

    I constantly train and not just

    for the health benefits, but because i constantly have fear in my heart.
    rachelaugust rachelaugust
    18-21, F
    May 17, 2014

    I take, teach, and practice martial arts.

    Whenever a guy finds this out the almost immediate response is something along the lines of 'man, it would be so hot to get my *** kicked by a girl' Why?
    wanderlander wanderlander
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jul 28, 2015
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