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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...
    buffalotus buffalotus 51-55, F 6 Responses Jan 31, 2009

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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...
    SaraBee1995 SaraBee1995 18-21, F 6 Responses May 29, 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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    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...
    fallendisciple fallendisciple 41-45, M 3 Responses Mar 29, 2011

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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 ...
    QuincyArcher QuincyArcher 22-25 2 Responses Oct 25, 2009

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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...
    Lijhan Lijhan 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 15, 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 4 days ago

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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...
    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...
    sludgemuffin sludgemuffin 36-40, F Oct 23, 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...
    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...
    Juri17 Juri17 16-17, F Jun 11, 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 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...
    NeverBeenKissed93 NeverBeenKissed93 18-21, F Jun 27, 2010

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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...
    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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    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...
    gabrella100th gabrella100th 18-21, F Oct 18, 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...
    Kenpogirl1 Kenpogirl1 22-25 1 Response Jan 10, 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. ...
    tinythesp tinythesp 22-25, F Aug 13, 2008

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    Shotokan- I was a ballet dancer. It's what every woman on my dad's side of the family had done for as long as anyone could remember. The skill, the beauty, the discipline- it was...
    NekroNomikon NekroNomikon 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 1

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    So its not too long since I took up a kettlebell class in my local area, and I love it, even though I feel I'm going to die sometimes haha, and I am clearly twice as old as most of...
    suzieb1971 suzieb1971 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 26

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    Put a job in your hands. "One of the central tenets of the Western worldview is that one should always be engaged in some kind of outward task. Thus, the Westerner structures his...
    NekroNomikon NekroNomikon 18-21, F Apr 4

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    I love kyokushin karate.Anyone here who does kyokushin karate?
    libra634 libra634 18-21, M 4 Responses Mar 21

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    Circa 1995 to 1996 1) The very first time I uttered a curse, felt really guilty about it that I cried in a corner. 2) The very first person I considered my best friend. Her real...
    kixisback kixisback 22-25 Mar 28

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    1: What would you name your future daughter? Carmela-- after one of the sweetest girls I've ever met. 2: Do you miss anyone? Hell yeah. 3: What if I told you that you were...
    NekroNomikon NekroNomikon 18-21, F Mar 28

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    Okay so am a Lebanese guy looking for friends am a fitness martial artist Karate kyokushin player
    Bushido313 Bushido313 18-21, M Mar 17

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    I've seen the karate kid so I'm preeeeeetty confident that I can defend myself should one decide to attack.
    sighimnotgoodwithnames sighimnotgoodwithnames 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 21

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    Im kind of spending another weekend alone in my bedroom ( like 172738 in a row) and im kind of down the hills. I really want to meet new people from close to me , and of course...
    notworthitatall notworthitatall 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 22

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    Well my dad used to tell me off for eating. I always had a revved up metabolism which continued well into my teens. I could rival any teenage boy. But I was active- I never...
    NekroNomikon NekroNomikon 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    I actualy cry in corespondenses here .I know "thats good & nothing wrong with that "& all the other things people say here ,but I do have still a bit of a uncomfortable feelng of...
    bob350 bob350 56-60, M 3 Responses Mar 24

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    Okay every saterday I have karate and I wear white briefs and my waistband is always showing even all week I wear them especially without pants or a shirt on and a window wide open...
    Eddy0925 Eddy0925 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 25

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    I was tagged by my dear friend bijouxbroussard. ;-) Ok...lets see here... 1. I'm a martial artist. I know dozens of styles. From the Karate system: Tae Kwon Do, Kenpo, Shotokan...
    HiPpIeRoNiN HiPpIeRoNiN 31-35, M 4 Responses Mar 27

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    I'm a cleaner, and when I got home on Wednesday evening, I noticed my hand hurt a bit, but didn't think too much into it and went off to bed. Well yesterday morning I woke up and...
    suzieb1971 suzieb1971 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 28

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    So I mentioned that I am taking up karate, starting tomorrow, hopefully I will enjoy it and it will be intense enough. Plus I am already going to kettlebell once a week, and I am...
    suzieb1971 suzieb1971 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 28

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    Here be a few facts (conversation starters?) about myself: 1. I have Asperger's. 2. I'm blind in my left eye. 3. I'm a black belt in Shotokan Karate. 4. I have Obsessive...
    NekroNomikon NekroNomikon 18-21, F Mar 31

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    1. What's your favourite candle smell? >>>>Wild Orchid comes to mind, but I also enjoy Lavender scented candles as well. 2. What female celebrity do you wish was your sister...
    TheJoneses TheJoneses 22-25, F Apr 1

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    Let me start off by saying that I'm not Asian, and do not mean to offend anyone who is. Ever since I was little I've always loved the Asian culture as a whole. Everything from...
    extra1243 extra1243 18-21, F Apr 4

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    I have very bad anger issues the littlest things set me off! I have gotten into many fights and in a ton of trouble because of my anger! I have been threatened to get sent to...
    Justanobody17 Justanobody17 16-17, F Apr 6

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    I have google translate so um here I go.. if you have someone that you really hold close to your heart and that person loves you a lot to please don't be like me and mess up.. I...
    dragin2000 dragin2000 13-15, M 1 Response Apr 9

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    When I was little (prep - 6 years old) I was extremely skinny, but at about year 3 I got fat, by year 6 I was really fat, I never noticed it until this year how fat I was! I grew...
    minimuscle minimuscle 13-15, M Apr 9

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    I took karate back in 8th grade. I was one of the best in the class. I'm up to a purple belt now. 💜👊
    laubrown1 laubrown1 16-17, F 1 Response a week ago

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    1. Read more than 40 books 2. Went to Nevada 3. Went to Texas 4. Went to Arizona 5. Went to Louisiana 6. Went camping 7. Gotten straight A's 8. Watch every episode of Avatar...
    ayanna9067 ayanna9067 13-15, F 2 days ago

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    Batman Trilogy Prestige Night at the Museum Series Hitch Pursuit of Happyness Shanghai Noon & Night Karate Kid (2010) There's Something about Mary Meet The Parents Series Liar...
    vishar vishar 16-17, M 2 days ago

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    Just feeling annoyed! It's always so hard when you're on that high and things come down. I got to see MM everyday for 2 weeks straight. We may not have been able to steal a kiss...
    ginaree ginaree 36-40, F 9 Responses 1 day ago

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