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I Practice Martial Arts

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    I've been building my body

    and learning some rough and tough styles for some time now. I'm trying to make a style of my own, brutal and practical. I've been researching Shotokan, Muay Thai, Mantis Kung Fu, added a few things I've picked up from movies and video games such as Street Fighter and Tekken.(I...
    TheDivineParody TheDivineParody 22-25, M 4 Responses Jun 5

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 the fight goes on if someone is grounded. I was down on the floor and my opponent kept punching me. I reacted quickly and slammed my...
    Isabela76 Isabela76 36-40, F 7 Responses Mar 18

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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 18-21, M Aug 1, 2013

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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 16-17, M Jul 20

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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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    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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    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

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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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    Fight

    I began learning when I was 8 years old. I was supposed to do all the things my parents wanted me to do. They excpected me to get good grades, play an instrument, be calm and gentle, etc......They were a bit wrong.We went shopping one day and there was a Martial Arts place. My...
    BlakeArashi BlakeArashi 13-15 Jun 21, 2011

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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

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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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    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

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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

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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

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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 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 31, 2013

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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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    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 2 Responses Jan 15, 2010

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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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    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

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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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    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'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 😓 if that...
    otakugamerwolf otakugamerwolf 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 21

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    I do one called "daxkido" it's my own martial

    art where I use anything and everything in my defense.
    pardax pardax 13-15, M Jul 20

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    Related Experiences

    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...
    DavidHamilton1 DavidHamilton1 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 3

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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...
    Ralphael Ralphael 18-21, M 4 days ago

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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 13-15, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    When I was a kid I was bullied and because of it my parents put me into Karate lessons. They were run by some loser who was more interested in making money than teaching anything...
    Badtimanonymous Badtimanonymous 31-35, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I have my white belt in tai kwon do but I had to quit due to classes rescheduling :/ however I'd love to take up any form of martial arts again!
    JJ125880 JJ125880 18-21, F Jul 3

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    It's my passion in life. I may only train in my dojo for five days a week but I practice everyday. I love the challenge of sparring someone and scoring with all different types of...
    BrownSunSet97 BrownSunSet97 16-17, M Jul 16

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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...
    Hnation Hnation 22-25, M Jul 2

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    Iv been doing 3 years of karate along with gracie jujitsu a little TKD
    Karatemaster4869 Karatemaster4869 16-17, M Jul 2

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    I did MMA for a decade because I had poor concentration in school. It gave me concentration and patience.
    sebas1 sebas1 26-30, M Jul 4

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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...
    danondorf danondorf 16-17, M 2 Responses Jul 6

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    There are a few things to keep in mind: 1. This is new, and changing. I’ll take legitimate suggestions seriously. 2. This is a sport, not a style. 3. I call it “circle boxing...
    RipperCreak RipperCreak 13-15, M 3 Responses Jul 6

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    My boyfriend is a black belt in tang soo do karate and I'm an orange stripe. We kick *** together :)
    emzilini emzilini 18-21, F Jul 22

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    Is their a lot of feet to feet contact in karate? And is it AWKARD or feels cool or epic?
    ONEPIECE749 ONEPIECE749 18-21, M 1 Response 22 hrs ago

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    I am always doing something artsy. Either I'm drawing, painting, making various types of origamis, DIY clothing like tie dye, or making objects look pretty. Last night I made a...
    RavenS45 RavenS45 18-21, F Jul 4

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    I was raised in a family that practices witchcraft and I practice it at times, but at the same time I have mixed feelings about it since people tell me it is a sin and I will end...
    Lucile199 Lucile199 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 23

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    Hello everyone, I've been practicing the tarot for about 4 months. I'd love to give free 1 card and 3 card spread readings for practice. Message me with your question and I'll...
    ArabellaBlythe ArabellaBlythe 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 6

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    I've been practicing Bikram Yoga regularly (4-5x/week) now for over a month. In the relatively short amount of time I learned my body can do all sorts of amazing things. I'm kind...
    EmmyChi EmmyChi 22-25 Jul 14

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    Today's yoga practice was a challenge. I overextended my back when I was bike riding over the weekend. Things were difficult however I greens a greater appreciation of what I...
    CoffeeBrewin14 CoffeeBrewin14 31-35, F 3 Responses Jul 15

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    My personal journey with yoga began over 25 years ago. Got a book with a set of hatha poses. At the time I was working a stressful job and needed something for exercise. I noticed...
    Vaoav Vaoav 46-50, M 1 Response Jul 16

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    It's a wonderful thing that I was born with. Now that I can do anything related to art! :)
    gothika321 gothika321 31-35, F Jul 1