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I Love Martial Arts

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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

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    14 Years

    i have been doing martial arts forever. i have spent time training in different styles and i love them all. I live by martial arts and training for my next belt level. I love to learn new moves, new techniques, new forms and mastering the next set of weapons. My biggest...
    Blackbelt21 Blackbelt21 22-25 1 Response Jan 2, 2013

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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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    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 Apr 10

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    Question Regarding Starting Kempo Need Advice

    Well I have question in regards to starting this art. My current background was I took up Karate back in the 80's like most kids. My parents said i was a brown belt (but I have no recollection to be honest). In the late 90's I trained Muay Thai for almost 2 years (quit cause I...
    nikko1 nikko1 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 13, 2012

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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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    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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    How To Use Space

    I know this sounds elementary, but I don't know how many people have actually stated how to use space. Often times we just expect students to follow us and figure they'll eventually get it. After watching students get faked out enough times, I decided to create drills for...
    UpOnDaRoof UpOnDaRoof 36-40, M 4 Responses Sep 19, 2011

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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 1 Response Feb 21

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    Chang-han Freestyle Taekwon-do

    It's my style, my life, my livelihood. TKD has shaped me as a person tremendously, and fighting has only been half of it. The hyeong, or forms, provide dexterity and power. The sparring provides speed and crushing strength. And the harsh conditioning gives you power of will. The...
    Grandmaster82097 Grandmaster82097 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 3, 2012

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    Martial Art Teacher.

     If you had a sleece bag of a marital art instructor but he knew a lot about the martial arts would you still wan't to learn under that person.
    CaptainJackass CaptainJackass 22-25, M 6 Responses May 29, 2009

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    Been doing martial arts

    for 20 years. Won't stop until I'm dead. I just love ancient martial art weapons. I know it's not realistic in the real world. Walking down the street with a samurai sword and such. Just the artistic point of it.
    strangerguy78 strangerguy78 31-35, M 2 Responses Apr 10

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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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    Lesson 10: Art Of Distraction

    Miyamoto Musashi once used a very common technique before the battle begun. By showing up too late he tested the opponent's patience, fueling the opponents anger to his benefit. This man however, uses a different but yet similar kind of technique:   Lesson 10: Don't take your...
    Fluffypanda Fluffypanda 18-21, M 2 Responses Sep 16, 2011

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    Mma.

    I've only started doing Brazilian JiuJitsu and Muay Thai for around 6-7 months now and I'm waiting for my third stripe before I'm allowed to do MMA. I started out because I wanted to get stronger, physically and mentally. I thought that if I got stronger physically, I would too...
    movingtalismans movingtalismans 18-21, F 4 Responses Sep 18, 2012

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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 21-25, F 3 Responses Dec 13, 2007

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    I'm Trying To Be Like Him.

    I started martial arts when I was 8 years old. I have been enjoying it ever since. I made Jr. Black belt 5 styles of martial arts and will be going for my adult soon. I teach a class to young students and attend an adult class as a student. In the dojo we also do stick, knife...
    jess202 jess202 13-15, F Apr 24, 2012

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    I Wish

    I would love to see this one day. Imagine if there was a world tournament like the one you see in the dragon ball z series. All styles are allowed to fight but you cant kill your opponent.
    Jan 13, 2013

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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 3 Responses Aug 6, 2010

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    Way Of Life

    I have been a student and a teacher of the art of self-defense.Martial arts is not just those fancy moves you do or how strong you are, it is about how you use it. Martial arts cannot be learned from a book, you need to experience it yourself, learn the ways and be one with it...
    LoverBoyMike LoverBoyMike 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 9, 2013

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    Mixed Martial Arts training

    I train in MMA and I love it. I practice everyday and so far my progress is good,I exercise,changed my diet and stick to a struck workout routine.but I just keep pushing myself,no matter how many times I wanna give up because I know it'll be worth it in the end.
    mysterious77 mysterious77 16-17 1 Response Jun 13, 2013

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    Question About Bjj

    I've been learning BJJ for quite some time now, nearly a year, and I still cannot get my forward break falls right. After every session with forward break fall drills, my triceps get strained to the point I cant pull my arm back all the way. Any tips on how to improve on this...
    movingtalismans movingtalismans 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 12, 2013

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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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    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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    My Martial Arts Experience

    I fell in love with boxing (if anyone even considers it a martial art) the first time my friend drove me up to the gym and taught me. He was my friend, but I saw him as my older brother who mentored me and helped me. As i was hitting the bag, I felt alive and felt free. It was...
    marx5 marx5 18-21, M May 8, 2013

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    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

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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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    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...
    Modiwolfshit Modiwolfshit 41-45, M 1 Response Apr 28, 2013

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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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    Who At Fault Here

    My older brother challenge me to fight him. I first tried to back down but he insisted that I fight him. So I made him wear a chest protected on for it would be harder to break any bones. To shorten the story I beat him up and he couldn't land a punch or kick on me. The way...
    DavidHamilton1 DavidHamilton1 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 25, 2013

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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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    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 3 Responses Jun 26, 2012

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    Jeet Kune Do

    I have always been interested in martial arts since a young age. I have studied kickboxing a few scattered years and dabbled in Muay Thai. However have become increasingly interested in the late Bruce Lee's art of intercepting fist: Jeet Kune Do. There are many different...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Oct 24, 2008

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    My Martial Arts Training

          I trained in  "Ju-Jitsu  "which means  "the gentle way" its a martial art that uses your attackers own body weight to defeat them. It means that a smaller person can defend themselves from a larger attacker.  I...
    Bicuriousdragon Bicuriousdragon 41-45, M 3 Responses Apr 26, 2008

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    Katas

    many styles see katas as insignificant aspects of the martial art, focusing instead on self defense, sparring and drilling kicks and punches. herein lies the tragedy, all that could be mastered, to some degree, through katas alone. That's not to say that the direct application...
    mrdavidx96 mrdavidx96 16-17 Jul 18, 2013

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    Been in martial arts 20 years,

    but don't get into MMA or UFC.
    strangerguy78 strangerguy78 31-35, M Apr 4

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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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    The Urge For Battle

    One of the reasons that I realized that I loved martial arts when i was younger was the fact that I enjoyed the opportunity to fight. Well, spar to be more specific. I still recall a memory in which I sparred with a highly skilled MMA instructor in Jersey City. I was losing badly...
    InfiniteArgus InfiniteArgus 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 29, 2013

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    I Enjoy Taking People Down And Throwing Them Around

    i mean every since i got started in shuai chiao (chinese wrestling), every time i got someone on the mat it was exhilarating, even more than boxing someone and winning (which i also do), also i do freestyle wrestling and in my area, throws aren't too popular so when i hit up a...
    jose008 jose008 13-15 Aug 30, 2012

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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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    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 13-15, M 3 Responses Mar 11

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    Loving MMA

    I never really saw myself doing martial arts, i guess i thought it would be too hard, but I've been training in MMA for about 6 or 7 months now and i'm yellow belt, i know the belt orders might be different in other places, but where i am yellow is the second belt, i have also...
    lonezy lonezy 26-30, M Jul 15, 2013

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    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, 1st winner in an annual national open cup for 3 years straight. i'm fighting in under 51 kilos female cadet division
    roseinsurvival roseinsurvival 13-15 Apr 7

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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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    Totally Love It

     I would love to take Kali and  ju jitsu .. and learn lucha libre .. which isnt technically a  martial arts its a form of wrestling go figure .. who woulda thunk i wanted to learn more wrestling ..  i just love the art of fighting in general .. its such an art...
    starstruck2xtrme starstruck2xtrme 26-30, F 3 Responses Jun 4, 2007

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    Well by practise i mean starting and imma be doing judo i did learn a bit of karate and kick boxing about a weeks worth :3 so i hope to learn enjoy and master this 😒 please don...
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    Is it possible to move up to a black belt in karate after three years cause my friend who is now in an army club type thing says he did and its only been three years since i left...
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    I shortly before this finished watching a marathon that I had recorded yesterday that was on Hallmark, a TV series called The Good Wife that apparently was on, on a different...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    I have time to dawdle, so I figured I would come here and list movies I love. GOVERNMENT, MARTIAL ARTS, SPY 1. The Princess And The Marine 2. Undercover Bridesmaid 3. Miss...
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