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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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    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. 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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    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 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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    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'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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    targetgurl targetgurl 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 4

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    Christromp Christromp 16-17, M Aug 18

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    My father has three daughters. Toulon is a cosmopolitan city. Self defence and self protection have been essential truths in my father's ideas for his girls, so each one of us at...
    Amipa91 Amipa91 22-25, F Sep 4

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    I've been practicing karate ever since I was 7 years old
    leostrong leostrong 22-25, F Sep 4

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    When I was 12 I used to attend karate practice for a couple of hours every Tuesday night. Practice would normally last for a couple of hours, I would attend with my friend Gary...
    tbar147 tbar147 22-25 5 days ago

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    To This Day When I was a kid I used to think that pork chops and karate chops were the same thing I thought they were both pork chops and because my grandmother thought it was cute...
    TheoAu TheoAu 13-15, M Aug 20

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    I want to karate chop someone so bad. Black belt for 4 years!
    Driftingminds Driftingminds 16-17, F Aug 20

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    Gabriella20xx Gabriella20xx 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 21

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    I was diagnosed at 3 days old with this condition. When I was younger I never saw myself as different and could do most things any other child would do. Each year I would go get my...
    Karate100 Karate100 18-21, F Aug 21

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    I was adopted when I was a newborn, in fact, I would not have existed if it weren't for my parents. My birth mother wanted to abort me, but luckily, my mom and dad were looking for...
    inwarddispositions inwarddispositions 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 21

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    SKiesterly SKiesterly 36-40, F Aug 24

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    I'm not even sure where to start. Friday night I go to a local bar to collect a donation for a golf tournament I volunteer for and tell me bf to meet me up there. He's not drinking...
    RedHotPepper RedHotPepper 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 24

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    I'm warning you. don't mess with me! I know Karate, Kung fu, Judo, Tae Kwon Do, Jujitsu, and 28 other dangerous words.
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    Especially girls. I'm grateful I started taekwondo early. At the age of 5 I started classes. At 10 I got my black belt, now I'm taking Karate Classes, so that I fend off offenders...
    TetraZL TetraZL 13-15, F Sep 4

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    When I was pretty young, in school I guess I didn't fit in that well. I was a really tall, shy, unsocial kid to be honest. Which is pretty much the best way to stand out...
    UnknownGirlll UnknownGirlll 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 6

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    Via many years of sacrifice and training which culminated from the realization of his Olympic dream, Perez figured out the value of endurance, dedication and perseverance.Her...
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    By means of yrs of sacrifice and teaching which culminated while in the realization of his Olympic aspiration, Perez uncovered the value of endurance, dedication and perseverance...
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    Does the training course still do the job if I go through all of these and employ The entire program? Or is there any A part of it that requires modification to meet google need...
    Andrew558n8la3 Andrew558n8la3 31-35, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    There's this kid I go to Karate with...he's ADORABLE but rather reclusive which makes it difficult for me to know what he's feeling. This is the first boy of the opposite gender I...
    Juuuuuulia Juuuuuulia 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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