I Practice Martial Arts

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 285 People

    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

    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

    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

    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

    Sambo (a mix of jiu jitsu

    and judo) . Anyone else does it? :)
    saralove97 saralove97
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Oct 29, 2014

    Has anyone ever thought about going to an

    eastern country to immerse themselves in a particular martial art for a prolonged period of time so that, in said period of time, nothing else exists but you, the martial art, and nature?
    iloste iloste
    18-21, M
    Apr 26, 2015

    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

    Does anyone use samurai sword

    or any other type of close range weapon. Also i do taekwondo, anyone else do something.
    closingt1me closingt1me
    16-17, M
    Aug 29, 2014

    I love doing martial arts.

    I'm a 1st degree black belt in tae kwon do. Soon to be 2nd degree recommended. !!!!
    js1276 js1276
    41-45, F
    1 Response Jun 7, 2015

    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
    Jul 9, 2014

    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

    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

    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
    31-35, M
    2 Responses Oct 31, 2014

    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
    4 Responses Apr 21, 2014

    I practice Martial Arts

    and teach some of my friends (males and females), to do self-defense but one was like, "I don't need that!!" *kicks me on my right leg* Me: She's freakin' strong!! I don't even think she's even human but metal!
    XxCuTiE14xX XxCuTiE14xX
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Apr 23, 2015

    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. and im the first women to rank up to 1st in my country!
    yuliaofyuliaof yuliaofyuliaof
    18-21, F
    Jan 11

    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
    4 Responses May 12, 2013

    Kung fu is mostly what I practice.

    from hakka. although sometimes I'll throw in some muay boran
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jun 19, 2015

    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

    This is a short baton I made.

     Japanese white oak, oil treated, vegan (soft leather texture) hand wrap, single cord "Turk's Head" knot from paracord for weight.
    FrictionFractal FrictionFractal
    31-35, M
    1 Response Apr 8, 2015

    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

    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

    I've been practicing

    for about 6 years now. I'm self taught in bōjutsu mainly, but practice other forms of martial arts as well. Doing bōjutsu is just very relaxing and therapeutic. Like go with the flow. It calms me like meditating but when I'm angry it can help me release that fire inside.
    Firefly08 Firefly08
    18-21, F
    Oct 20, 2015

    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
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jul 6, 2014

    I used to practice traditional jujitsu.

    Since I moved away from that area I haven't been able to enjoy another club/martial art as much. I also cannot find a place with a Sensai similar to the one i trained under, which saddens me. (I am aware people differ). Maybe it is a matter of me having to get used to a new club...
    iloste iloste
    18-21, M
    1 Response Apr 23, 2015

    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

    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

    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

    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
    1 Response Jan 17

    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

    2 Years if self tought martial arts of kendo.

    if anyone lives in Glendale Arizona or anywhere in Arizona pleas message me. that os if you would like to spar.
    Misry33 Misry33
    22-25, T
    1 Response Dec 15, 2015

    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

    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

    Taekwondo, I enjoy it quite a bit

    and practice regularly.
    TenguMomiji TenguMomiji
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Sep 12, 2014

    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
    22-25
    Oct 5, 2013

    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
    Sep 24, 2014

    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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    18-21, M
    Apr 21
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    46-50, M
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    13-15, M
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    31-35, F
    3 Responses Apr 19
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    31-35, F
    1 Response Apr 19
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    meto2015 meto2015
    41-45, F
    Apr 19
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    41-45, F
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    41-45, F
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    Blackmediagoddess Blackmediagoddess
    41-45, F
    Apr 18
    I'm nudist, practice nudism on the beach, when there are no people; practice nudism my garden and my beach house. . I created a website where I have listed the nudist beaches of...
    kayakerweb kayakerweb
    51-55, M
    1 Response Apr 18
    Camera: Black Magic Ursa 4K Software: Davinci Resolve12, after effects, Final Cut Pro X This is a feeling art..A creative process indeed. See it, feel it , become it !
    Blackmediagoddess Blackmediagoddess
    41-45, F
    Apr 17
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    savoy2 savoy2
    46-50, M
    1 Response Apr 16
    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.
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    31-35, M
    Apr 15
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    31-35, M
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    26-30, M
    1 Response Apr 14
    Just briefly about myself: I attended approximately 2-3 years of college but dropped out due to financial issues paying off student loan debt and maintaining a place to live. The...
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    26-30
    1 Response Apr 12
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    56-60, F
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    Religious Boredom. Religious Boredom THAT THERE IS SOMETHING gravely wrong with evangelical Christianity today is not likely to be denied by any serious minded person acquainted...
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    70+, M
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    41-45, F
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    41-45, F
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    41-45, F
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