I Love Martial Arts

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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
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Apr 6, 2012

    I tried tai chi once.

    It was amazing. I felt completely clumsy but good at the same time.
    MyChemicalBreakup MyChemicalBreakup
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Dec 2, 2014

    I trained in martial arts

    for many years. I was trained to use various weapons. It made me healthier, more confident, and an overall better person. Due to several problems, I can no longer train as I once did. I am, however, well trained to use guns and knives of different kinds.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jul 29, 2015

    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
    3 Responses Jan 13, 2015

    Took TaeKwonDo in high school,

    I definitely miss practicing that martial art. Still remember some of the forms, but it's been a long time. I even still have my white belt from when I started lol
    MikeindropD MikeindropD
    26-30, M
    Mar 21

    My name is Melisa Im 16 years old girl.

    1.78 tall and practice martial arts, gymnastics and also models. Yesterday i ranked up to 1st in the general Austrian's martial arts ranking (for bot men and women). And im the youngest person to ever to be 1st in Austria. And the first women to take the 1st place. I now have...
    melisaofmelisaofmelisa melisaofmelisaofmelisa
    16-17, F
    Jan 17

    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

    TRAINING! !!! but gah cant decide

    if i want to expand on what i know
    kungfundn kungfundn
    22-25, M
    1 Response Mar 12

    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

    So here is the official crest

    for my created style of martial arts, the Inazuma style. The left side represents being like water, the right side represents being like fire, and the middle represents being like lightning. The top represents balance, like a top. A top is balanced and can spin well, so i wanted...
    PainIsPeace PainIsPeace
    16-17, M
    Oct 3, 2015

    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
    6 Responses Jan 4, 2011

    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...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Mar 16, 2015
    DomQuixote DomQuixote
    61-65, M
    1 Response Jan 4

    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.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Apr 26, 2015

    MMA for two years as a kid

    and self taught in WCKF and grappling. I will never hurt an innocent but if you want to come at me, you'd better have a plan.
    MikeOH MikeOH
    31-35, M
    Apr 15

    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
    18-21, M
    5 Responses Dec 19, 2012

    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
    22-25, M
    1 Response Apr 4, 2014

    You never realize how much of a martial artist

    you are until you find yourself strung across your bed, without a shirt on, a sword laying on your chest, a martial arts encyclopedia next you you, weights scattered around your room, and one sweaty, exhausted looking face. This is the after math of a good training session XD
    PainIsPeace PainIsPeace
    16-17, M
    Sep 23, 2015

    The Flow

    One question in the martial arts world is "What is the best style?". There usually emerges two schools of thought here; one, is what ever style the person is taking says their style is superior to all others, and two it depends on the person not the style. I think to some...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Apr 28, 2013

    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

    I have a hunger for fighting.

    I would like to fight with everyone everyday,break bones , ... But i hold myself in ni worries i would like to find a great sparring partner
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Jun 6, 2015

    . My name is Elisa, Im 15 years old girl.

    1.74 tall and practice martial arts, gymnastics and also models. Yesterday i ranked up to 1st in the general Austrian's martial arts ranking (for bot men and women). And im the youngest person to ever to be 1st in Austria. And the first women to take the 1st place. I now have...
    elisaofelisaof elisaofelisaof
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Jan 27

    arnis/Kali/eskrima <3 .

    ..........................................................................
    hummingtree hummingtree
    16-17, F
    1 Response Dec 30, 2015

    When I was a younger,

    I studied the Korean martial art of Hapkido...funny enough, it was the only sport-like thing that I cared to do. Hapkido is a self-defense martial art that focuses on joint locks, grappling, and throwing...I also had studied using the nunchaku and knife with that martial art...
    Sepulchral Sepulchral
    26-30, M
    Aug 23, 2015

    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

    Always will have martial arts in my life.

    Even at a stand still needing hip replacements. Still train what I still can do.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jul 7, 2015

    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
    31-35, F
    12 Responses Nov 19, 2011

    I've done a lot of martial arts in my life i

    have done: Taekwondo Muay Thai Kung Fu Kendo Karate Judo Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Aikido ive also done boxing and krav maga some i done a lot of and some i just did for a year or so.
    DemiFrsr DemiFrsr
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jan 29

    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

    Finally got my dream job teaching martial arts.

    Been doing martial arts for 22 years. 4th degree in taekwondo and 3rd in hapkido. Also done karate, judo, jiu jitsu and karate.
    Guy78cal Guy78cal
    36-40, M
    1 Response Feb 21

    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
    3 Responses Jan 11, 2011

    I do Taekwondo, I was just wondering

    if anyone out there does a martial art, if so what grade/level/Dan [whatever you call it] are you at.
    2Msimelelo2 2Msimelelo2
    18-21, M
    3 Responses Apr 30, 2015

    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

    My Experience Has Been Very Diverse.

    For me this includes fighting systems outside of traditional oriental martial arts.   In school I was a wrestler and trained with that for nine years. My dad was boxer and taught me boxing at a very young age. During this time I had a year of judo because the coach thought...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    4 Responses Jul 2, 2008

    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

    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
    Eirin Eirin
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 21

    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...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Mar 20, 2015

    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
    3 Responses Feb 12, 2015
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Nov 20, 2015

    Just found this group.

    I'm a 2nd Degree Black Belt in Japanese Shotokan Karate. Would like to meet others who study Shotokan or other styles of martial arts.
    SenseiDracoTora SenseiDracoTora
    36-40, M
    Jan 3

    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.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Jun 29, 2014

    At home in Stavanger I went to karate with my

    eldest brother and my father. I got up to brown belt before I left Norway to begin my travels. That's only two belts before black. I practice many things still, and often use the punch bags at the gym where I go.
    Skjeggstad Skjeggstad
    22-25, F
    5 Responses Sep 23, 2014

    So i have decided to finally create my own

    style of Martial Arts. I am calling it the Inazuma Style, or the Flash of Lightning Style. I wont get into all the details and philosophies and such but it appears i already have a few people who are interested in my style! So we can all work out the flaws, create techniques...
    PainIsPeace PainIsPeace
    16-17, M
    Aug 24, 2015

    Hmm, I've grown quite cynical with the martial

    arts world. It stems mostly from the online community but since I'm here, I'd definitely would love to call people out. I'm not doing it for my benefit. Granted I love the sound of rustling jimmies and the piglike squeals of people tripping over their stupidity; it's just that...
    CaptainMurphy CaptainMurphy
    22-25, M
    1 Response Jan 28

    just ranked up to 1st in Estonias's martial

    arts ranking for both men and women after defeating the men who was in 1st rank and now i have 1291 win points and he has 1230 win points.
    yuliaofyuliaof yuliaofyuliaof
    18-21, F
    Jan 11

    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

    I trained in martial arts

    when I was younger. I trained in Shaolin Kung Fu for about two years, then Taekwondo for a few years. Shaolin Kung Fu familiarized me with weapons. Despite chronic pain, I am confident that I can still defend myself in most scenarios. I continue to train with knives and guns.
    TheQuirkyQuasar TheQuirkyQuasar
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Aug 13, 2015

    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...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Apr 7, 2015
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