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I Practice Martial Arts

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    Strength Not Destruction

    I am physically disabled. I was born that way. I am very sensitive to stress. It causes horrific ailments and pains. There is a martial arts move my Christian psychologist taught me how to do. When stress starts to ail me, I am able to do this particular exercise and stop pains...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 10, 2013

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    The ancient art of roshambo Although it

    doesn't seem it its slowly becoming recognised as a legitimate martial art
    Guitarhero226 Guitarhero226 18-21, M Apr 21, 2014

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    Martial Arts

     I am a trained martial artist. I got training in shotokan, taekwondo and Chinese boxing, these days I am trying hard to learn some of the tai chi moves. I feel so grateful as a martial artist. I started learning martial arts at age of 7 and since I was of 15, apart...
    sahiltwou sahiltwou 22-25, M 3 Responses Jan 15, 2010

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    May 11, 2014 - Sunday I did more of

    that graceful martial arts that I was taught. It is not the aggressive, proactive, traditional forms of martial arts. It is gentle and relaxing. It is also healing. I was born with some not-so-noticeable physical disabilities but I can do the graceful moves in this form of...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F May 11, 2014

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    Sparring Sessions

    I do sparring sessions with a few buddies of mine just about every weekend and I have to say its a lot of fun. Just getting out there and resting your skills against someone but not necessarily trying to hurt them.
    Brey20 Brey20 22-25, M Aug 1, 2013

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    My Training And Experience

    I've been studying martial arts for about 10 years now. I started in taekwondo, but my master regularly exposed us to other instructors and incorporated the basics of other styles into our cirriculum. I studied Muay Thai in Thailand and Capoeira in England. I'm currently...
    Forrest03 Forrest03 18-21, M Feb 11, 2010

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    I Am Quite Dangerous

    My grandfather started teaching me ninjutsu and kendo when I was 4. Over the years, I added more disciplines. I currently train in aikido, kendo, ninjutsu, iaijutsu, kenjutsu, some forms of kung fu, naginatajutsu. I practiced krav maga a bit but dropped it due to lack of free...
    GhostInTheFog GhostInTheFog 18-21, F 12 Responses Apr 13, 2010

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    Part Of Whom I Am...

    I began to practice martial arts when I was in junior high. To me martial arts always felt like home. I don’t know why but it has always been like martial arts as been part of me, even when I was very little. The first style I tried was Tae Kwon Do. The only reason I selected...
    AncientWizard AncientWizard 26-30, M 1 Response Nov 6, 2011

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    The human mind is the greatest weapon,

    and your body is the ultimate ammunition. Natural human movement can render an armed man defenseless against an empty-handed one. Conviction can see a single fighter defeat an army. A disciplined mind and powerful body are limitless. But little boys who wave martial arts like...
    leptar leptar 18-21, M Dec 7, 2013

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    Taekwondo, I enjoy it quite a bit

    and practice regularly.
    TenguMomiji TenguMomiji 16-17, F 3 Responses Sep 12, 2014

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    The Great Misunderstanding Of Real Life Applications And Sparring

    "Power is not crushing your opponent like an insect, but rather having the ability to crush him and choosing not to." -My Sifu Martial Arts isn't about walking around and being a badass, and frankly there are a lot of idiots out there who think they are good when they really...
    Thisnameisbetter Thisnameisbetter 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 31, 2013

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    I Have Been In Martial Arts My Whole Life

    Most people dont ever really get the chance I had growing up, I was first introduced to Ninjutsu by a good family friend and then immediately got envolved. it's a rare art form and it beats just about any other martial art. it was never easy getting up to my black belt, even the...
    DannyD93 DannyD93 18-21 Oct 5, 2013

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    I have been asked more than

    once in EP emails to tell about the form of martial arts that I use. I don't know its given name or its ethnic origin specifically or which form of martial arts it falls under. I will describe it here and maybe those of you who are learned in the world of martial arts and all...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F Jan 8, 2014

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    TAEKWONDO Rocks!!!

    MY NAME IS MARK AND I BEGAN MY TRAINING IN TKD IN 1968, IN KENTUCKY. THIS WAS IN ITF TKD. I MADE BLACK BELT AT AGE 14 IN 1974. I MADE 2ND DEGREE BLACK IN 1977. IN 1978 I JOINED THE AIR FORCE & WAS SENT TO KANSAS. THERE I TRAINED IN YUSULKWAN ATTAINING BLACK BELT IN 1981...
    tkdmark tkdmark 46-50 1 Response Feb 4, 2009

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    been training muay thai bow

    for 10 years and mma for about a year. but this week has been tough. lots of hard intense training,
    Maddevall Maddevall 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 6, 2014

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    Martial Artist In Progress

    Slow and steady that seems to work for me... Mire focused on my journey that my goal.. Changing my inner self is allowing me to do this since my recent return....age brings knowledge
    Dearrhoni Dearrhoni 41-45, F 1 Response May 25, 2012

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    I've been training in JKD

    for almost 9 years now. I can say that the experience has been one of the best times of my life.
    Aaronns Aaronns 36-40, M 1 Response Jul 9, 2014

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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 him there :3
    otakugamerwolf otakugamerwolf 13-15, F Apr 21, 2014

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    Multiple Forms

    I extensively studied martial arts in college - neglected my studies for it. Started in tae kwon do when I was 7. Since have learned the following disciplines: jeet kun do, ninjitsu, iajitsu, boxing, Karate - in several animal forms: tiger, crane, drunken monkey (yes it...
    VincentValentine VincentValentine 31-35, M 3 Responses Aug 13, 2009

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    Does anyone use samurai sword

    or any other type of close range weapon. Also i do taekwondo, anyone else do something.
    closingt1me closingt1me 13-15, M 2 Responses Aug 29, 2014

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    The Peacemaker

    I have trained in mixed martial arts for 22 years and still going with my training. When I was six years old I tried to do the same moves off of TMNT (I was six enough said). My mother came down stairs and caught me and said I would be learning the right way. What she meant by...
    EarthBear2784 EarthBear2784 26-30, M Jan 25, 2013

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    Today was our first day of sparring in our

    martial arts club. So this is like half a "love" (not really) story and actual Martial arts. (We are currently training in karate) The sparring for our first time was supposed to be "no contact" but of course, that's sometimes unavoidable. Luckily we were wearing sparring...
    WintersSoldier2 WintersSoldier2 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 24, 2014

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    I love Martial arts. I practice Krav Maga,

    L.I.N.E., Kata, and Combato. I also do Iron Body Pain Resistance Training.
    ElMatador96 ElMatador96 18-21, M Jul 20, 2014

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    How come my middle knuckle has been hurting

    for month after missing a boxing bag and hitting a wall. Can I fix my knuckle? It seems like it is still swollen around the knuckle and its more flat then it used to be
    FuFinator FuFinator 18-21, F Jan 9, 2014

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    as you learn kung fu,

    you must learn to love . Love with your heart, your mind, and your soul. Learn to know that when you say love, you mean passion in every fleeting heartbeat, and in your deepest mind. When you learn to love, you may come to love the world for what it is, and not for what it could...
    leptar leptar 18-21, M Dec 7, 2013

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    Sambo (a mix of jiu jitsu

    and judo) . Anyone else does it? :)
    saralove97 saralove97 16-17, F 3 Responses Oct 29, 2014

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    A Question For Martial Artists

    So it's the year 2013, and I practice martial arts, but who doesn't? Most people have had at least one or two classes in martial arts at some point in their life, and they all have ample exposure to MA, but if you call yourself a martial artist, it means you consider yourself...
    leptar leptar 18-21, M 3 Responses May 12, 2013

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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 πŸ˜’ please don't hate i know im young ... I have been told that a lot but i feel judo is more my style than karate or kick boxing πŸ˜“ if that...
    otakugamerwolf otakugamerwolf 13-15, F 3 Responses Apr 21, 2014

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    I've had practiced Karate

    for many years, until I got the brown belt. Now I'm training in Jiujitsu, I've been doing it for a few months now, so still new with this. But I'm happy I have some experience with punching and kicking, I'm learning the rest. But I'm having a great time!!
    Crazycoral84 Crazycoral84 26-30, M 2 Responses Oct 31, 2014

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    TAEKWONDO Rocks!!!

    MY NAME IS MARK AND I BEGAN MY TRAINING IN TKD IN 1968, IN KENTUCKY. THIS WAS IN ITF TKD. I MADE BLACK BELT AT AGE 14 IN 1974. I MADE 2ND DEGREE BLACK IN 1977. IN 1978 I JOINED THE AIR FORCE & WAS SENT TO KANSAS. THERE I TRAINED IN YUSULKWAN ATTAINING BLACK BELT IN 1981...
    tkdmark tkdmark 46-50 1 Response Feb 4, 2009

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    The Day My Life Changed

    They say that September 11th 2001 was the day that the world changes. Well June 1995 was the time that my life changed because I began practicing martial arts. I have my life before martial arts and my life after. I have been training with the Australian Freestyle Tae kwon...
    uppercut uppercut 31-35, M Dec 10, 2012

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    There's two sides to the appearance of martial

    arts. the first is tangible beauty. The part anybody can look at, and aw at the flow and strength one possesses in movement. the second is a mechanical beauty. the part that only a trained eye can see. the many times and places your muscles will fire and relax during a single...
    leptar leptar 18-21, M Dec 7, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    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...
    LewisWilliams LewisWilliams 16-17, M 1 Response Mar 20

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    I was enrolled in dance classes since I could walk. But I met my true love at a showcase when I was 6. I told my grandmother, as soon as I wiped the drool off my face, that the...
    russianprincessdoll russianprincessdoll 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 16

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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...
    natsufairy12 natsufairy12 13-15, M Mar 16

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    I train karate and, although I get lazy every now and then, I love it! The feeling I have after a training is awesome! It's so fun and refreshing. I don't usually participate in...
    asami13 asami13 13-15, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I remember the first fight i lost. Then i decided i needed to get better and stronger because i was too weak. Its all because of that that i am the best fighter in my school. I...
    TwoFists TwoFists 18-21, M Mar 20

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    One time, my friend and i were sparring in an old lot and some lady pulls up in a van thinking we were actually fighting. She was a detective. So i told her "if we were really...
    TwoFists TwoFists 18-21, M Mar 20

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    Whatever I did, it worked but now I'm back to feeling stressed. I'm climbing right now, but this guy from the past is back, we started talking again. I was starting not to care...
    TheAnonymousINFx TheAnonymousINFx 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    It is Qigong Tai chi, whatever that means. I find tai chi and qigong are supposed to be different but they keep getting put together. I practice because I have EBV and I feel sick...
    NiniJeanine NiniJeanine 22-25, F Mar 5

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    I practice Yoga - Shower Yoga!
    BUalways BUalways 46-50, M Mar 15

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    So there I was trying to be mindful on the drive to work this morning. Caught myself a lot of times thinking anxious thoughts that were not about my present moment. Then I chided...
    JoannaBe JoannaBe 41-45, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    Until I saw the lavish lives of Tibetan monks and nuns.
    fhfdcxg fhfdcxg 18-21, M 22 hrs ago

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    Besides reading,creating things is something I love to do. I like to do many things from crochet,xstitch,jewelry making,mixed media art and collage,etc,etc... I'm never bored...
    Carly4Peace Carly4Peace 46-50, F Mar 6

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    I am practicing Black Magic. I'm only using it for self defense. http://www.magickspellcraft.com/ That web site is my spell book.