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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...
    TheSimpsons8 TheSimpsons8 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 6, 2012

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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...
    UpOnDaRoof UpOnDaRoof 36-40, M 3 Responses Aug 27, 2011

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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...
    UpOnDaRoof UpOnDaRoof 36-40, M 4 Responses Sep 19, 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...
    bj7390 bj7390 18-21, M 3 Responses Jun 26, 2012

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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...
    mrdavidx96 mrdavidx96 16-17 Jul 18, 2013

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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...
    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...
    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...
    HeartofHearts HeartofHearts 31-35 4 Responses Jul 15, 2009

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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...
    movingtalismans movingtalismans 18-21, F 4 Responses Sep 18, 2012

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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...
    mysterious77 mysterious77 16-17 1 Response Jun 13, 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...
    roseinsurvival roseinsurvival 13-15 Apr 7

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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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    I'm a brown belt in Ty kwon do
    cam444 cam444 13-15, M Feb 10

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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...
    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...
    Loveisalive Loveisalive 18-21, F 8 Responses Jul 16, 2011

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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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    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...
    FaroesePearl FaroesePearl 26-30, F 12 Responses Nov 19, 2011

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Oct 24, 2008

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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...
    Blackbelt21 Blackbelt21 22-25 1 Response Jan 2, 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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Jul 2, 2008

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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...
    starstruck2xtrme starstruck2xtrme 26-30, F 3 Responses Jun 4, 2007

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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...
    InfiniteArgus InfiniteArgus 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 29, 2013

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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...
    marx5 marx5 18-21, M May 8, 2013

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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...
    jess202 jess202 13-15, F Apr 24, 2012

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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...
    Grandmaster82097 Grandmaster82097 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 3, 2012

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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...
    HeartofHearts HeartofHearts 31-35 8 Responses Jan 4, 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...
    DavidHamilton1 DavidHamilton1 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 25, 2013

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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...
    neoko neoko 26-30 Jan 22, 2010

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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...
    lonezy lonezy 26-30, M Jul 15, 2013

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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...
    Bicuriousdragon Bicuriousdragon 41-45, M 3 Responses Apr 26, 2008

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jan 27, 2009

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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 ...
    CrazyNinjaPirate CrazyNinjaPirate 22-25 3 Responses Aug 6, 2010

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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...
    katie729 katie729 18-21, F 7 Responses Oct 19, 2010

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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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    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...
    Jan 13, 2013

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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...
    LGKolor LGKolor 13-15, M 3 Responses Mar 11

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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...
    movingtalismans movingtalismans 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 12, 2013

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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...
    image2fite image2fite 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 4

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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...
    Loveisalive Loveisalive 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 17, 2011

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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...
    Fluffypanda Fluffypanda 18-21, M 2 Responses Sep 16, 2011

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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...
    LoverBoyMike LoverBoyMike 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 9, 2013

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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 6 days ago

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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...
    Flutter Flutter 21-25, F 3 Responses Dec 13, 2007

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

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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...
    strangerguy78 strangerguy78 31-35, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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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...
    Pricey Pricey 26-30, M 61 Responses Jul 15, 2008

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    As I'm doing my training practice for a K1 fight in May I entered the octagon today for a training mma fight. Those tiny gloves have their impact and I had to get used to it. Then...
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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...
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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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