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    Been doing it for 21 years.

    On a stand by going to a class right now because of arthritis. Still train at home
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Jan 13

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    Will be doing martial arts

    for 21 years in November. Love all types of martial arts. My main discipline is taekwondo, hapkido and judo. Doing cajonkarate now. Combination of boxing, jiu jitsu and judo.
    Deeperthinker Deeperthinker 36-40, M 3 Responses Jun 29, 2014

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    I had practiced TKD for almost a year

    and was so excited about my next testing, but the weekend before it, I dislocated my knee and I haven't got back into it since. I'm worried my knee won't let me move sound as much now.
    1curiouslady 1curiouslady 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 12

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    I know taekwondo since i was 6,

    but i was doing balet back them. but not long after, i found that my interests wasnt in ballet. I'm doing taekwondo since i was 8. i may be not the best, but I'm doing it on my own will. I goes up to quarter finals in an international open cup, and get medals in other...
    roseinsurvival roseinsurvival 13-15 Apr 7, 2014

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    If two fighters were in a ufc type ring,

    and one fighter was a master of 1)Karate 2)jeet kune do 3) Chinese boxing 4) savate) 5) judo and 6) traditional japanese jui jitsu and the other fighter was a master of 1)mauy thai 2)tae-kwon-do3)western boxing 4)Brazilian jui jitsu and 5)judo Who do you guys think would win...
    danondorf danondorf 18-21, M 5 Responses Jul 6, 2014

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    How I Started My Life Long Love

    I have been doing martial arts since I was...in the 4th grade. I started out in Karate, but I decided to follow my father's footsteps and learn Gung Fu. It consumed me and my thoughts. I practiced day and night. Pain was the biggest motivator. If I didn't hold a stance...
    UpOnDaRoof UpOnDaRoof 36-40, M 3 Responses Aug 27, 2011

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    Taekwondo

    When I was almost 10 years old I started training at a TaeKwonDo studio. That was my life and my passion! I put all of my being into my martial arts! When I first got my white belt, I told my dad that I wanted to get my black belt before I turned 12...well, the awards ceremony...
    katie729 katie729 18-21, F 7 Responses Oct 19, 2010

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    Its just something thats a part of my life,

    i dont do it all the time, but i do train often, i got 5 years in MMA, started at a young age, but stopped due to an injury, now im self taught :D
    image2fite image2fite 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 4, 2014

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    I've been a ninjutsu practitioner

    for a long time now and I enjoy it tremendously. It's a big part of my life and I'll always be grateful for how much the experience has taught/continues to teach me.
    KiloKasakon KiloKasakon 22-25, T 1 Response Jan 26

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    It's the only art other

    than anime I would go to a museum and see. All types of martial art is beautiful. I started taking karate before I started high school but my mom couldn't take me any more. I only made to advanced white belt. Since I've wanted to take up wushu ( which I believe is the most...
    Hnation Hnation 26-30, M Jul 2, 2014

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    Natural

    I have always been a natural at fighting and martial arts when I was very young I had friends who fought constantly when we were only 6 years old and I joined karate when I was 7 and continued to do until I was a blue belt, but I stopped because I believed that I should focus on...
    bj7390 bj7390 18-21, M 2 Responses Jun 26, 2012

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    chowgarartist chowgarartist 22-25, M Nov 13, 2014

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    cam444 cam444 16-17, M 1 Response Feb 10, 2014

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    Am I Fit For Martial Arts?

    I have been thinking about signing up to Martial Arts.  I have heard several things about it.  Only positive things.  I got curious and wanted to explore my options.  And I would love to see, if this is something for me.  I love to move my body and be mentally challenged...
    FaroesePearl FaroesePearl 26-30, F 12 Responses Nov 19, 2011

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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 discovered a new world. The wisdom behind martial arts and especially karate-do really amazed me, that's why i consider martial arts as...
    Ralphael Ralphael 22-25, M Jul 27, 2014

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    It's My Getaway.

    Everyone has their own way of getting away from the world, of clearing their mind and just enjoying something. I love martial arts. Although it's great to know how to defend myself, looking like a helpless teenage barbie, to look at myself in a bikini and see my two pack turning...
    Loveisalive Loveisalive 18-21, F 8 Responses Jul 16, 2011

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    The Ninja Training Camp

     I recently moved into a friend’s house because an apartment I was planning on getting fell through. He can’t really afford the house, so he also really needed a roommate to help out with the expenses and things. He is a very good friend of mine, and the person...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jan 27, 2009

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    So I have always wanted to make my own martial

    arts dojo and finally got to the point where I think GOD wants to build a Christian martial arts dojo. I don't want one of those Christian dojos where they teach you self defense but the attcker must be hitting you with a certain punch. I want my students to be able to go on to...
    DavidHamilton1 DavidHamilton1 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 3, 2014

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    I've never had a teacher

    and yet I am very talented I can sometimes just see a move and preform it on the spot martial arts come naturally to me my favorites are mouy thie (can't remember how to pronounce it) Kempo, judo, karate, and kendo those are my best fighting styles but I have a little bit of...
    natsufairy12 natsufairy12 13-15, M 1 Response Mar 16

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    This picture was back in 2009,

    my very first martial arts club I joined. Very fun and many memories. Did 200 push ups and sit ups everyday haha because I wanted to be the best.
    LoverBoyMike LoverBoyMike 18-21, M Aug 18, 2014

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    Lol all my life I've loved martial arts I've

    started even before I was 3 years old! I'm in love with the art I take all of these: Submission grappling-3 degree JKD-1 degree Wing chun-1 degree Kung fu- black no degree Sambo-no degree Krav Maga is full self defense and does not go by rank. Boxing-light weight champion...
    LGKolor LGKolor 18-21, M 4 Responses Mar 11, 2014

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    Yesterday Was A Special Day In My Life

    Yesterday marks an end to a vary special part of my life. 4 and a half years ago I stumbled into a Taekwondo academy located in Glendale Ca. Scared, weak, and unsure of myself I saw amazing men who were fearless working out in there. I signed up and gave it my all. Quickly...
    TadaAsatoorian TadaAsatoorian 22-25, M 2 Responses Jun 2, 2013

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    chowgarartist chowgarartist 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 20, 2014

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    Can somebody please give me some kind of

    martial arts lessons, just simple ones, in preparation for this martial arts class imma be taking soon so I'm not entirely lost haha
    CheeseBomb500 CheeseBomb500 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 29, 2014

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    chowgarartist chowgarartist 22-25, M Nov 13, 2014

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?

    v=kn5yI01P8Fo ^a video taken a bit back got uploaded recently. My friend is demoing a few Kajukenbo techniques and I was his "Uke". (Leather jacket is me).
    MasterTran MasterTran 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 9

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    New Sensei

    Yesterday I went to my first karate training of the year... I had to change sensei because I had a fight with one of the guys from the previous academy, he was seriously going after me on every class, and one day he really crossed the line, so before I asked my beast boyfriend to...
    ravenge ravenge 26-30, F 4 Responses Jan 11, 2011

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    I have been doing martial arts

    for about a year and a half, I absolutely love it. I chose to take it up as away of helping to cope with my anxiety, sure enough the training proved to be very helpful in that area, I feel I have become more confident and secure with myself.
    TheAiryFaery TheAiryFaery 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 27, 2014

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    I tried tai chi once.

    It was amazing. I felt completely clumsy but good at the same time.
    MyChemicalBreakup MyChemicalBreakup 13-15, F 2 Responses Dec 2, 2014

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    Around six years ago karate was something I

    loved. I eventually got into different styles of martial arts which made me not only physically stronger, but also mentally. Of course, it did not last as laziness took over and I gradually drifted away from martial arts and exercise in general. Now all my days consists of me...
    LewisWilliams LewisWilliams 16-17, M 1 Response Mar 20

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    World Tournement

    In March im heading off to New York for the preliminaries for the world team or something. If I place in the top two for my division (3rd degree mens division) then in July 2013 I get to go to Los Angeles California for a shot at the world team! Gotta represent the U.S.A!
    ShadowOkami ShadowOkami 16-17, M 5 Responses Dec 19, 2012

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    Kyokushin For Life!!

    I have been in Kyokushin Karate and am officially apart of the Worldwide Karate Federation. I am a red belt and have been doing it for 1 year and a bit. I have the nicest trainer, he is very understanding. I have met many awesome younger children and they always tend to make me...
    TheSimpsons8 TheSimpsons8 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 6, 2012

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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 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 10, 2014

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    Creative Self-defense

    one time i thought i was going to get mugged... or worse (raped)... i was walking at night after 10pm-- this big guy wanted to talk to me... long story short-- he wasn't taking "no" for an answer-- or making it easy to ignore him... i was gearing up because he was speeding up and...
    HeartofHearts HeartofHearts 31-35 8 Responses Jan 4, 2011

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    My Martial Arts Became An Addiction

    I started training in martial arts when I was 16.  Ever since I was a little girl I was always asking my mum if i could participate in some martial, karate or judo or thai Boxing. Then in 2003 my mum finally let me start training in a martial art.  Little did i...
    CrazyNinjaPirate CrazyNinjaPirate 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 6, 2010

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    Ho praticato per anni.

    lotta è diventata una parte importante della mia vita. Mi ha aiutato a diventare più forte. Nella mente e il corpo. Dieci anni, ho imparato più di tredici stili diversi. se ho figli li ho insegnare quello che so.
    OcchioDiAngelo OcchioDiAngelo 18-21, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    chowgarartist chowgarartist 22-25, M Nov 13, 2014

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    Muay Thai

    I've done Shotokan Karate, Kickboxing, Freestyle, Aikido, Vale Tudo and most recently Muay Thai.  My brother is a Kung Fu instructor, so I've learned a bit of Wing Chun and Tiger Crane, although I've never attended formal Kung Fu training. To be honest I'm getting a bit...
    Pricey Pricey 26-30, M 61 Responses Jul 15, 2008

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    I Love It.

    I love martial arts. I'm higher black belt in quite a few but it's just how elegant it is in another form and way. Not like dancing or gymnastics.
    StephanieManoso StephanieManoso 31-35, F 2 Responses Dec 7, 2011

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    I Am a Better Person Because of It

    I took IFT Tae kwon-do for 3 years in middle school and it saved me from being raped.  In college I took WTF tae kwon do at an even better dojo and it was amazing, even worth the Saturday morning classes that meant I couldn't go out Friday nights. Now I'm taking jujitsu and...
    Flutter Flutter 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 13, 2007

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    When people look at me they usually think I am

    a heavy hitting brut who leaves himself open to vital blows No I am a defensive fighter I examine my opponents before I attack and when I attack I look through all the move I get and use the best one for the blow when I examine my opponents I look at every little movement of my...
    natsufairy12 natsufairy12 13-15, M 1 Response Apr 7

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    One Tough Cookie

    from the time when i was small, i felt drawn to martial arts. it always looked fun to me and i liked the idea of being self-reliant. martial arts has always played a big part in my life and in my thoughts. i love the movement-- the harnessing of physical and mental power. martial...
    HeartofHearts HeartofHearts 31-35 4 Responses Jul 15, 2009

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    I wish I could do Kung fu or.

    .Capoeira is another great one that combines self defence and dance ! So awesome :D
    007innerchild 007innerchild 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 21, 2014

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    It Is The One Thing I Will Never Give Up On, Because I Know It Will Never Give Up On Me.

    This is a true story. It's very close to my heart and emotional for me to tell, and I know I will eventually cry as I type this. I am a 16 year old martial artist. I have been doing all sorts of martial arts since I was 5. I started at a small teykwondo studio, and fell in love...
    Loveisalive Loveisalive 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 17, 2011

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    K1 - My Life

    I'm a person who truly loves martial arts. I have been reading ,watching and studying so many styles .However one style catched my attention ...I don't know how many of you here are in love with K1 but personally I loved it from the second I've discovered it . I used to train 5...
    neoko neoko 26-30 Jan 22, 2010

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    I have been doing martial arts

    for a long time. I practice Tang Soo Do in a very traditional school. It's hard, but amazing. It's made me such a good fighter.
    yourbrowneye yourbrowneye 18-21, M Nov 1, 2014

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