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I Do Karate

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    targetgurl targetgurl 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 4

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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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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 Aug 18

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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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    So apparently I have had no hymen since seventh grade. I lost it when I did a high kick in Karate. I don't know what is weirder, kissing it to a high kick or not knowing till many...
    AirLight89 AirLight89 16-17, F 1 Response 21 hrs ago

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    They have saved me in times of need.It was such a beautiful day. The clouds were gone for the weekend- a nice change from our usual grayness. It seemed like the perfect day to...
    JJjenniejones JJjenniejones 41-45, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    For the reason that eighteenth century, gold medals have already been awarded in the arts, for instance, through the Royal Danish Academy, ordinarily as a image of an award to...
    Jewelgzr Jewelgzr 31-35, M Sep 25

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    When Tigranes, an Armenian general acquired this, he uttered to his leader: "Good heavens! what type of Guys are these against whom you've introduced us to combat? Men who will not...
    Jacksonpj05 Jacksonpj05 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 25

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    Cage Conditioning is usually a 30 minute higher depth interval coaching class, made by nine time earth MMA winner Matt Hughes. Incorporating conditioning drills that MMA fighters...
    Willy52yt Willy52yt 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 26

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    Spider web (noun) : a thing you walk into which suddenly turns you into a karate master.
    FinnyFunny FinnyFunny 18-21, F Sep 26

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    Because gold is expensive (duh) and creating a considerably-weighted pure-gold medal for all 98 winners in the Wintertime Olympics would Price tag more than $two million, a mix of...
    Jacksonpj05 Jacksonpj05 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 27

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    How can sbd flirt with his/her karate teacher???
    littlemojosm littlemojosm 18-21 Sep 28

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    I really wanna karate chop Rihanna's forehead in half
    RatchetPizza RatchetPizza 13-15, M 2 Responses Sep 28

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    I like my karate teacher do u have any tips???
    littlemojosm littlemojosm 18-21 Sep 28

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    Sometimes I get overwhelmed, tired and frustrated raising a little boy on my own. 8 years of this. Work all day then turn on the mommy duties till 9pm rinse and repeat, 5 days a...
    NotFiction NotFiction 31-35, F 5 Responses Sep 28

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    I'm a male ********/entertainer for females only, and I workout 6 days a week. I started dating this girl, and we decided to meet at her yoga class where her girlfriend is the...
    Relent34 Relent34 26-30, M 2 Responses Sep 29

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    I've been known to get mud under my nails. I used to wrestle with my brothers. I used to go to karate classes at home in Stavanger!
    Skjeggstad Skjeggstad 22-25, F Sep 29

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    Before I began teaching homeschool, I taught secondary English for 14 years. I had no idea how different it would be to teach my own son. We started when he was in the 3rd grade...
    looking4luv70 looking4luv70 41-45, F Sep 30

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    1 I'm 14 2 my favorite color is green 3 my favorite movie is the last samurai 4 I've seen gladiator 5 I've got anger issues 6 I took karate 7 I've been to the hospital 8 I...
    Matthews14 Matthews14 13-15, M 4 Responses Sep 30

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    My 2 best friends we shall call Mitch and Brandon in order to protect there identity. Now it's been over 8 years since we first met. I was the new kid I moved across my country...
    whilah whilah 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 3

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    I once had this dream that a really tall lanky man in a black suit, bow tie and really tall top hat and goatee, was about to attack my Primary School. Naturally I defeated him with...
    HandsomePrince1 HandsomePrince1 16-17, M 1 Response Oct 4

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    100.It's the 3rd time I am trying to write this! 99. I am afraid I will miss a number 98. I should be sleeping right now 97. I had a panic attack yesterday 96. I love science 95. I...
    sparkydream sparkydream 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 8

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    I have a crush on a guy in some of my karate classes. It actually isn't as annoying as my crushes usually are; I feel happy around him rather than anxious. Whenever I think about...
    ForestTea ForestTea 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 15

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    1: I am half Japanese because of my mom 2: I love to play guitar and sing with my sister 3: I'm a identical twin 4: I love anime and my favorite is soul eater 5: I'm a brown belt...
    natashaharuno natashaharuno 13-15, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    I can't excel in college, not in karate, not at home, not at work, not anywhere. I'm either a burden or just barely good enough. Like today, for example. It's sparring class. As...
    ForestTea ForestTea 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    If you take a martial art, like karate or kickboxing, whatever, pm me. Preferably someone who's been at it for at least half a year now. cause I have tons of questions. Thanks!
    Iancharles Iancharles 18-21, M 3 days ago

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