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I Do Karate

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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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    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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    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 3 days ago

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

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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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    My boyfriend is a black belt in tang soo do karate and I'm an orange stripe. We kick *** together :)
    emzilini emzilini 18-21, F Jul 22

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    I practice karate im a blue belt going on brown the black
    Christromp Christromp 16-17, M 3 days ago

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    In my first "experience" I told you that you and I are different. This experience will just be peeling back one of the layers so you can see in more detail. I was diagnosed with...
    AshTheShade AshTheShade 31-35, M Aug 10

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    The fight I have been in a few fights, and even put some kids in the ER, but they were never my fault. I was always taught to defend myself and even took karate for a year. The...
    Piglover102 Piglover102 22-25, M 1 Response 4 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 1 day ago

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    1) What would you name your future daughter? Zoey!! 2) Do you miss anyone? Uncontrollably. 3) What if I told you that you're pretty? Aww, thanks.. *blushes* 4) Ever been told...
    Jennnaaa Jennnaaa 13-15, F Jul 22

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    Sometimes I even wear my pyjamas to karate class...
    emzilini emzilini 18-21, F Jul 22

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    I am a Sho Dan in Shotokan karate.It is a process of development, being a martial artist.Zen is a process of personal refinement essential in a person of ambitious self development...
    Shintaro95 Shintaro95 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 27

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    I first started practicing Shotokan and i felt in love with it. Maybe because at first it felt like all those video games that i used to play when i was a kid, but with time i...
    Ralphael Ralphael 18-21, M Jul 27

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    I have my share of work to do on the farm, but it only usually takes the morning, sometimes a couple of hours in the evening too.The rest of the day is mine. I sometimes do a kata...
    Shintaro95 Shintaro95 18-21, F Jul 28

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    When I was a kid I was bullied and because of it my parents put me into Karate lessons. They were run by some loser who was more interested in making money than teaching anything...
    Badtimanonymous Badtimanonymous 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 29

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    kik me karateprincess33 I need some dares
    karateprincess33 karateprincess33 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 2

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    I get mad at the smallest things. And it pathetic really. But I cannot help it. The way I deal with it is no better. I take it out on myself. I have quite a strong punch (I'm not...
    Anon156 Anon156 22-25 Aug 4

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    just random facts 1: I'm British 2: I own a cross breed puppy 3: Wolverine is my favourite movie character of all 4: I'm the only person in my family with green eyes 5: I am...
    TargetAimShootKill TargetAimShootKill 13-15, F 5 Responses Aug 6

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    Some 80s films I enjoyed off the top of my head: The Natural Raging Bull The Right Stuff Chariots of Fire Running Brave Let It Ride The Dream Team Stripes Beverly Hills Cop...
    johnny048 johnny048 46-50, M 6 days ago

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    I want to karate chop someone so bad. Black belt for 4 years!
    Driftingminds Driftingminds 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    Angels and demons, jackie brown, kill bill1&2, captain phillips, alien quadrilateral, poltergeist 1&2 not 3, planes trains and automobiles, clock work orange, pulp fiction, death...
    Gabriella20xx Gabriella20xx 16-17, F 19 hrs ago

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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 12 hrs ago

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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 7 hrs ago

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