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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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    hello iam black belt 2

    and i love shotokan karate
    AhmedMossaied AhmedMossaied 22-25, M 1 day ago

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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    The first three were awesome.
    pepiniux pepiniux 46-50, M 10 hrs ago

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    I studied Taekwondo for many years as a kid, until I became a 1st degree black belt but I'm not sure about my self-defense skills by now. That was something I stopped doing since I...
    somniatorlupus somniatorlupus 18-21, M 20 hrs ago

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    iam Ahmed and black belt 2 degree
    AhmedMossaied AhmedMossaied 22-25, M 1 day ago

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    hi iam Ahmed iam black belt 2
    AhmedMossaied AhmedMossaied 22-25, M 1 day ago

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    Hey I'm almost 14. I'm a light brunette, with light brown eyes. I do ice hockey and karate. I live in the U.S. Anyone wanna talk? Message me
    Tstar456 Tstar456 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    I did Karate up until last November when my husband changed his job. I know of a ladies only group on a Monday night but I've struggled to get back into it.
    alihoyle40 alihoyle40 41-45, F 2 days ago

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    I think we've all had a crush right? And when we do we started to have that sensor of his presence, every move he makes. Then we started to notice small things they do. Then we...
    sabrinabryn sabrinabryn 13-15, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I was born in the early '60s, to a very conservative small town family. My paternal grandfather was the local Chief of Police. This meant that my family name was very well known...
    Knum420 Knum420 51-55, M 6 days ago

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    I have a other rant that I need to get off my chest: Haven't seen each other in 3 weeks. Then wife looking at phone bill. Asked him questions about so many texts. Then asks me...
    js1276 js1276 41-45, F 5 Responses a week ago

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    I had gotten my black belt in Lima lama and gotten my "advanced degree" in muay Thai and I think it is kind of funny how much muay Thai doesn't agree with a lot of other martial...
    spacepheonix spacepheonix 18-21, M Jun 23

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    Oh how fun karate will be with a swollen knee. -.- *preparing for pain*
    randomboy42 randomboy42 16-17, M 3 Responses Jun 22

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    My mother is a ***ing psychopath. Usually you hear about abuse in broken down, poor homes with drug addicted, prostituting mothers. Nah, we're rich. Nah, we're not rich, we just...
    shivanifml shivanifml 16-17, F Jun 20

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    This crazy yet wonderful place has provided much needed insight, BUT it's time to say goodbye. Like a flickering light everything must come to an end but an end this is not only...
    deleted deleted 26-30 7 Responses Jun 13

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    I worry very much of what will become of her, I have tried to make sure she can handle herself in most saturations or in case of attack even if more than one person was to attack...
    rickibrat2 rickibrat2 61-65, M 5 Responses Jun 13

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    I have an uncle who is incredible sweet. . . He cannot resist lying. . . . i know his centre is true North. . . I forgive. . endlessly forgive his lies. In truth some of my best...
    MissGotHerGroove MissGotHerGroove 41-45, F 4 Responses Jun 11

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    What do you think of me by this description? I am androgyous and love to gender bend. I train in Kenpo karate and play soccer as goalie and forward. I also plan on playing tennis...
    SunGun SunGun 16-17 1 Response Jun 11

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    Hey! Aussies! Do you want to be idiotic on this forum, then cop this maties (blokes and sheilas): Woggy = No ingles spiki! Garlic breath! Disgusting! Chinky = karate choppy to...
    tonino60 tonino60 51-55, M Jun 11

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    Yes........…. Idk what this means but yes
    JustTheRealMe819 JustTheRealMe819 18-21, F Jun 7

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