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    Shito-Ryu

    I have been practicing Karate since the age of 6 and find that my style of Karate seems to not be very popular. I wanted to test this theory. Please comment if your style is shito ryu!
    Lijhan Lijhan 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 15, 2013

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    targetgurl targetgurl 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 4

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    I Love Goju Ryu

    I cant begin to desribe how much 6 months of chinese american goju ryu under my sensei, gary card has changed my life. our dojo is like a family and i have already met several friends and role models. goju ryu has given me a way to release any of my anger and stress an=d gain...
    NeverBeenKissed93 NeverBeenKissed93 18-21, F Jun 27, 2010

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    The Martial Arts Is Much More Than A Sport...

    if you allow it to be. As a child I was the younger sibling to young man who was conflicted and confused and frustrated. He took all of that out on me.It was enough that by 8 years old I had a temper and a rage that scared my parents. (i remember 'the final straw' when i took a...
    fallendisciple fallendisciple 41-45, M 3 Responses Mar 29, 2011

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    Why I Train

    i started karate when i was 8 i first started doing ishinryu karate which i did for two years i got to green belt which is the fourth belt by that time i wanted to do a martial art that taught me proper self defence so i started kenpo i am now a blue belt and i love my club it...
    kenpo123 kenpo123 13-15 Aug 11, 2010

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    I do shotokan karate

    and I'm 4th Kyu (about 3 grades from black belt)
    humanperson1267 humanperson1267 16-17, F May 26

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    Sanchin-ryu

    I started sanchin-ryu training 3 years ago. It has changed my life! everything I have learned in the dojo I can apply to any and all life situations. anything from talking to people I dont know to protecting myself in a dark parking lot. It has increased  (strike that) it...
    sludgemuffin sludgemuffin 36-40, F Oct 23, 2009

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    Karate, Caratey, Ke?po, I've Done It All

    For decades. I'm currently in a Hawaiian Kempo school in Pahoa Hawaii.
    patfromkailua patfromkailua 61-65 Nov 15, 2012

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    Shotokan Karate. I was 28 yo

    when i saw some karateka's practicing. I didnt know what to thin about it. A few weeks later i was standing between about 40 karateka's. The club did a lot of championships and did most kumite training. The more i trained with them, the more i feel this was not my cup of tea. I...
    lambiorix lambiorix 51-55, M 1 Response Dec 22, 2013

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    Chuck Norris invented his own type of karate.

    It's called Chuck-Will-Kill.
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 2 Responses Apr 12

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    Kinda, Sorta, Maybe Yes.

    It was way back in 2005. I was in fifth grade. In summer we decided to learn karate. there was a local club called kyokugen karate club. But actually they taught shotokan. Me, my elder brother and my two elder sisters joined the club. We began as white belts but unfortunately, we...
    Wackypunk Wackypunk 18-21, M Jun 7, 2011

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    I Love Kenpo

    I have been doing Kenpo Karate for 3 years now and just started instructing. It is a huge part of my life, I feel like I would be nothing with out it. I've dabbled in some MMA but Kenpo is my first love.
    Kenpogirl1 Kenpogirl1 22-25 1 Response Jan 10, 2009

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    I just did a little karate in my living room!

    I like to do a few kicks here and here : ) You know! The high kicks with both feet off the ground. *laughs*
    finallyfree2014 finallyfree2014 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 22

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    My Famous Karate Experionce

    i started karate and for one month i leraned white belt and when i was orange belt my rep increesed, in 2 months i had 2 crushes at once (still like one of them) lucis is a sec digree black belt in ata tawando and camerion black belt 1st digree ( i still like lucis) so anyways i...
    gabrella100th gabrella100th 18-21, F Oct 18, 2012

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    Yes Its True, Little Ole Me

    ..Originally posted May 2012.  Edited May 2013 for style & content ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~   Yeah people ask me about this a lot.  My friends I grew up with know because I was that little girl in 4th grade that chose to break a board for the talent show...
    SaraBee1995 SaraBee1995 18-21, F 6 Responses May 29, 2012

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    Shotokan

    I do shotokan karate and I'm an orange belt. I love it because it puts me out of my comfort zone by making me confront people.
    cassandrathethinkerbleedsteal cassandrathethinkerbleedsteal 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 26, 2008

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    Shukokai

    I have been doing karate for three years, and I have just earned my brown belt (3rd Kyu) after a 3 hour long grading session. It's really improved my confidence and self-esteem. I wasn't sure if I liked it at first, but as I went up through the different belts and became more...
    Juri17 Juri17 16-17, F Jun 11, 2013

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    Shotokan Karate

    My dad taught me Judo from a young age, but one day I decided to explore other martial arts. My first karate instructor was a family friend and very nice. I absolutely loved it and worked extra hard, grading early for 9th and 2nd kyu. I never did any kind of competition...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Oct 20, 2012

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    Real Karate Vs Bogus Karate

    I went to practice karate in Japan back when there were no good dojos in the US , when martial arts was just beginning to get popular. Some years earlier Bruce Lee had opened up his Jeet Kun Do training to westerners for the first time and his peers didn't like it. Women weren't...
    buffalotus buffalotus 51-55, F 6 Responses Jan 31, 2009

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    I've Been A Kyokushin Karateka For 8 Years Now...

    I'm still a 1st dan black belt, mainly because it's been a while since I stick to the schedule :D But I still go to the dojo at least twice a month, spar with someone... I don't really have the time now, but I would love to practice karate like I used to...
    Nightlock88 Nightlock88 16-17, F Oct 21, 2012

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    I Love Karate

    I have been doing martial arts based offof the Kenpo system for about 7 months now.In our dojo, I am an advanced yellow belt.I am a larger lady, but it has become easier forme physically.I have learned so much about myself, and Ihave found a confidence that I haven't had ina very...
    MartialArtsRenewal MartialArtsRenewal 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 30, 2011

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    TCB Everyday : )

    I started doing Pasaryu karate when I was 19 years old.  So far, I have made it up to blue belt, but I haven't been to class in well over a year.  Sadly enough, I just don't have the time or the money to go between working, going to school, and taking care of my son...
    tinythesp tinythesp 22-25, F Aug 13, 2008

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    The Thing About My Karate Prowess

    First: I do not actually do karate. Second: I sometimes pretend I do karate. Third: It affects me in my life. Fourth: I dont think it affects my life a lot but I thought I would share. I sometimes think that I can fight. Not just fight, but...
    QuincyArcher QuincyArcher 22-25 2 Responses Oct 25, 2009

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    What is the best kept secret Karate school in Sacramento and Elk Grove?School of the Tiger Martial Arts!! The school has amazing quality at a lower cost by instructing it's...
    JudyRaderchak JudyRaderchak 26-30, F Jul 1

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    It's my passion in life. I may only train in my dojo for five days a week but I practice everyday. I love the challenge of sparring someone and scoring with all different types of...
    BrownSunSet97 BrownSunSet97 16-17, M Jul 16

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    My boyfriend is a black belt in tang soo do karate and I'm an orange stripe. We kick *** together :)
    emzilini emzilini 18-21, F a week ago

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    1. My name is Laura 2. I have 2 beautiful Netherland Dwarf bunnies 3. My bunnies are called Frankie and Benny 4. It's almost my birthday (whoop whoop!!!) 5. I love the summer 6. I...
    LauraB16 LauraB16 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 5

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    She doesn’t dare go in the place with those bruises on her face, so she goes through the drive-thru and keeps her sunglasses on. She didn’t know when she married that man she...
    farmertann farmertann 18-21, M Jul 13

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    Iv been doing 3 years of karate along with gracie jujitsu a little TKD
    Karatemaster4869 Karatemaster4869 16-17, M Jul 2

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    It's the only art other than anime I would go to a museum and see. All types of martial art is beautiful. I started taking karate before I started high school but my mom couldn't...
    Hnation Hnation 22-25, M Jul 2

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    I don't really know... I just turned 13, but I'm almost 8 stone, and I feel kinda big (in my school, almost EVERYONE is super skinny...) and I don't know if I'm fat or not... I do...
    LauraB16 LauraB16 13-15, F 3 Responses Jul 3

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    1. What's your favourite candle smell? ...clean linen 2. What female celebrity do you wish was your sister? ... Chelsea Handler 3. What male celebrity do you wish was your brother...
    xoHrabina xoHrabina 26-30, F Jul 4

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    I'm an outdoor girl! staying at home is just boring..I'm taking karate classes from tomorrow! :) it's never too late
    Promzee Promzee 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 5

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    this is NOT me, it's a fake profile, one of many that comes up frequently with the same kind of questions. like karate abs or nerd thighs. "Crutches have chafed my skin, the Dr...
    Trengo Trengo 46-50, M Jul 6

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    I want to learn karate *^* to throw bad guys at trash bins
    LaceGrace LaceGrace 18-21, F Jul 7

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    I just wanted to write something and picked a random experience then came out with this one :3 so,,, 20 things about me uhh well, 1. I'm a coffee addict. No morning without coffee...
    HikoukiGumo HikoukiGumo 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 7

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    Well, I usually don't share much of my sob stories because I am beyond them. They do however define who I am today, because they have shaped who I am, and I am proud and happy all...
    Atelierdearte Atelierdearte 36-40, M Jul 8

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    It's pretty normal for guys actually..but i have been into fist fight just twice.. The first was when i was 11..that kid was twice bigger than me and with a big lousy mouth..he...
    9thguy 9thguy 26-30, M 2 Responses Jul 10

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    Qwen was at karate practice and her first opponet tripped her and saw her hello kitty panties and grabbed em and pulled em so hard she couldnt sit for a year
    Ultimatewedgiegodess Ultimatewedgiegodess 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 11

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    I have my life as before and after 1991.Before I was conservative ,I liked Rush Limbaugh, was sexist ,racist, mean and would fight verbally and some times physically. I was also...
    tom67890 tom67890 46-50, M 4 Responses Jul 13

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    I'm nerdy at school, wimpy at karate, antisocial at home, I'm chubby and can't lose the weight, I'm good at computers and I'm gay. I don't know anyone else that is gay (that I have...
    minimuscle minimuscle 13-15, M 1 Response Jul 17

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    I went to drop off my computer for a upgrade and a few doors down from the computer shop there was a martial arts school. I walked over to take a look and I decided to go in to...
    pvr85 pvr85 36-40 1 Response Jul 17

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    I'm Austin - just turned 14 - starting high school in the fall - still virgin - bisexual but prefer boys - always horny - this must be puberty - enjoy classic metal - love the...
    austintatious austintatious 13-15, M 13 Responses Jul 18

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    16 c's .. Bang ... Distorted vision of blurriness yet crisp loud cunning noises so clear ... Woke up, life is slowed downed and dragging my feet feeling something in my stomach...
    eddb0ii eddb0ii 18-21, M Jul 19

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    Hi, here ten facts about me: 1. My name is Alex. 2. As I grew up my mum and dad split up and my mum turned to Alcohol, from 9-17 I didn't speak to my mum until she cleaned her...
    TorchwoodBoy TorchwoodBoy 18-21, M Jul 21

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    1) What would you name your future daughter? Zoey!! 2) Do you miss anyone? Uncontrollably. 3) What if I told you that you're pretty? Aww, thanks.. *blushes* 4) Ever been told...
    Jennnaaa Jennnaaa 13-15, F Jul 22

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    Sometimes I even wear my pyjamas to karate class...
    emzilini emzilini 18-21, F a week ago

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    I am a Sho Dan in Shotokan karate.It is a process of development, being a martial artist.Zen is a process of personal refinement essential in a person of ambitious self development...
    Shintaro95 Shintaro95 18-21, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    I have my share of work to do on the farm, but it only usually takes the morning, sometimes a couple of hours in the evening too.The rest of the day is mine. I sometimes do a kata...
    Shintaro95 Shintaro95 18-21, F 2 days ago

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