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I Do Karate

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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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    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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    im not a black belt (yet) i have done it

    for over 2 years and i am on my orange belt and getting green belt. so im getting closer to a black belt
    noahfaith noahfaith 16-17, M 2 Responses Feb 18

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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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    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 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 15, 2013

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    hello iam black belt 2

    and i love shotokan karate
    AhmedMossaied AhmedMossaied 22-25, M Jun 30

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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, 2014

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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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    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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    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 18-21, F Jun 11, 2013

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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 7 Responses Jan 31, 2009

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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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    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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    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 5 Responses May 29, 2012

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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 22-25, F Jun 27, 2010

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    This picture was around 3 years ago,

    it was my first kumite (karate fight) and won bronze medal because I was new, I did not know the rules. At the start of the match I already got a penalty because I kick my opponent's head hard accidentally hit the eye with tht kick without the karate shout thing, ki Yai or...
    LoverBoyMike LoverBoyMike 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 18, 2014

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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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    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 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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    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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    Chuck Norris invented his own type of karate.

    It's called Chuck-Will-Kill.
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 2 Responses Apr 12, 2014

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    targetgurl targetgurl 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 4, 2014

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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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    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, 2014

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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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    I love this game...I played it once here, posing this as a question it was quit fun actually so, I would like to try this again. Anyone, please feel free to play along, leave a...
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    smitlord smitlord 16-17, M Jul 20

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    Because I am bored and depressed. Not all of those make me always happy, but at least sometimes. 1. Pizza 2. Chocolate 3. My dog 4. Karate 5. Riding the ripstik 6. Reading 7...
    asami13 asami13 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 20

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    skype username: jmd504 28/M/Central Time/Steam&Emu Looking for someone 21-35 to talk to and be friends, Email,IM,Phone,Video Call friend. I am disabled which means it's hard for...
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    I cross dress because as a girl I would get zero respect from fellow participants of my after school activities. Gymnastics - I identify as a female, and dress as one as well...
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    I'm a complete mess . He didn't text me at all last night. No good morning text yet. Yesterday morning was fine. His texts to me on his way home from work were one word texts...
    js1276 js1276 41-45, F 7 Responses Jul 14

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    I was at karate last night and the workout made me sweat so bad my pants were quite wet. The problem with our pants is that even when dry you can tell if you look close enough...
    brianboi brianboi 22-25, M 5 Responses Jul 14

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    MEIR EZRA: As The World Knows Him “I believe life is what I make it to be, always has been and always will be” – the words of Meir Ezra, founder and Chief Executive Officer...
    musrus musrus 26-30, M Jul 14

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    I would consider myself a classic tomboy, but I hate labels I don't wear make up or nail polish, I don't wear earrings, If I wear jewlery I wear boys jewlery. I wear guys trunks...
    snakegirl1 snakegirl1 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 13

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    There was something unique about them - the music, the story, the characters and the actors.
    EnglishPerson EnglishPerson 36-40, M Jul 12

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    I sure do! it's a weakness of mine! it has beem since the fourth grade when i fell im love woth Ralph Macchio from the Karate kid, i thought he was just the cutest thing? n if...
    psychoval psychoval 36-40 Jul 12

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    1. Hip-Hop is my favorite music genre 2. I've smoked weed 3. I have two pairs of the same shoes 4. One of my ears is shaped differently than the other 5. I've never been to an...
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 4 Responses Jul 11

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    Untitled, 3rd Installment~ |The Second Year|part one| I am now a sophomore in highschool. I've managed to officially cut ties with most of the group I had been spending time with...
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    They say that fear is what stands between you and your dreams. Around the age of 16, I decided to do things I was afraid of. Not anything too dangerous, just awkward, embarassing...
    sparkydream sparkydream 18-21, F Jul 6

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    IntuitiveOne IntuitiveOne 41-45, F Jul 4

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    I love to watch movies. I'm easily impressed by movies too. Some films that people think sucked, I enjoyed. Except cheesy romance movies or dramatic love stories like "Titanic" and...
    BlueMetalChick BlueMetalChick 18-21, F 17 Responses Jul 3

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