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I Practice Martial Arts

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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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 4 Responses Mar 18

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    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 Apr 10

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    Donnie yen movies are the best. He makes the best martial arts choreography.
    superalanliu superalanliu 22-25, M Mar 26

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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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    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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    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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    I took karate back in 8th grade. I was one of the best in the class. I'm up to a purple belt now. πŸ’œπŸ‘Š
    laubrown1 laubrown1 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 10

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    I like, love, arts, in the general sense of it. Anything creative, through paintings, movies, tv series, MUSIC, science. I like, creative minds. Something that shows, who one is...
    WickedScullyOfTheWest WickedScullyOfTheWest 31-35, F Apr 10

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    As frequently as I can these days. It gives so much more than just a physical exercise, while having the benefits to the body of physical activities. Balance, strength...
    darkandlight darkandlight 41-45, M 1 Response a week ago

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    One of the things that I'm passionate about is cooking. Three years ago, I graduated culinary school and I'm still trying to find my place wherever it may be. I want to own a...
    thesilentchef thesilentchef 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    far back as I can remember, I've been artistically inclined, even as a little kid. I love drawing, painting, cartooning,je jewelry-making, decoupage and making things with clay.
    cherrypotion27 cherrypotion27 36-40, F Apr 9

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    (If you aren't aware) Hopefully, many of you will understand that your soul is made of gold. It has vast amounts of worth. Others may bribe that in regards of the worlds...
    13SM 13SM 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 21

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    The very first LifeboatAccording to Genesis 16 many countless eons ago, as the wickedness of humanity began to increase on the earth, the LORD said, "My Spirit will not contend...
    PreacherFoReal PreacherFoReal 46-50, M Mar 22

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    I watch the "drunk" hypnosis video on youtube and one that supposed to make you "high" right now im in the market for one that makes you a werewolf havent found a good one yet...
    Wizrazz09 Wizrazz09 26-30, M Mar 23

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    I haven't written anything in over a year, and I feel just dismal about it. It's like a breaker got flipped during a storm and no one ever went to turn it back on. I know it's...
    meghanmonroe meghanmonroe 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    I'm taking hatha yoga at school. My thighs are killing me from today's class. :(
    lucyyinthesky lucyyinthesky 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 26

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    i am a highschool student, Arabic is my first language, English is second. i would like to improve my English by chatting with native speakers .. and if anyone interested in Arabic...
    Ahmed3Salah Ahmed3Salah 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 28

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    I had a dream last night that I was asking a friend about where I could find a reiki therapist and in the dream, I couldn't even say the word reiki without crying. It woke me up.
    sailor764 sailor764 46-50, M 1 Response Apr 1

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    Ignorance is bliss. Don't hate what you don't understand.
    MagicalyDelish MagicalyDelish 36-40, F Apr 3

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    I am an Usui Reiki Master. I've been amazed by Reiki for a long time and now I do it too!
    mamachi mamachi 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 4

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    I have a question? I have been using the faeries oracle by Brian Froud and it's amazing and my friend wanted a some advice well during the middle of the reading all then faeries...
    andrew1512 andrew1512 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 9

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    My Psychic Readings will give you the accurate answers that you need so you can fulfill your true destiny. If you are feeling confused in your relationship and are not sure where...
    PsychicAnna PsychicAnna 56-60, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I try really hard to stay in the present, and I can see it helps heaps, but I'm a person who struggles to pay attention and I get lost in my own thoughts.
    cunninlc cunninlc 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    Experienced martial artist and veteran correction officer Sgt. Rory Miller distills what he has learned from jailhouse brawls, tactical operations and ambushes to explore the...
    voslung voslung 36-40, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I love all aspects of the ninja (the martial arts,stealth,sword fighting,shuriken throwing,ect...) and well seems no martial arts school's in america offer ninjutsu (even if they...
    Wizrazz09 Wizrazz09 26-30, M Mar 23

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    I am scared for humanity because of video games. So many of my friends waste their time becoming these 'warriors' on the game. I've done all kinds of martial arts, and continue...
    ryukyu ryukyu 26-30, M 1 Response Apr 9

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    Three years ago i was living with my parents after a brutal split with my fiance. I spent the next year of my life going to work and not speaking to anyone, then coming home and...
    BonerRage BonerRage 22-25, M 4 days ago

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    So its not too long since I took up a kettlebell class in my local area, and I love it, even though I feel I'm going to die sometimes haha, and I am clearly twice as old as most of...
    suzieb1971 suzieb1971 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 26

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    I'm not writing this to speak of myself ,I've done that already in my storys & confessions here I want people here to read this to know that life can change for the better...
    bob350 bob350 56-60, M 1 Response Mar 23

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    I wake up and do the same thing over and over again. Patterns patterns, obligations. Details of life pass me by as I indulge in societal humors. Nature, friends, adventure, living...
    Sometimesilence Sometimesilence 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    I have many scars. Most notably the ones on my chest. I was in the marine corps and a friend of mine stepped on a IED. He's gone and they dug pieces of it and him out of my chest...
    largemuscledmale largemuscledmale 36-40, M 1 Response Mar 24

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    I used to do Martial Arts Kickboxing... Not the stuff that's simply aerobics. I loved it. But my instructors (married) got divorced and so their business dissolved. I've been...
    julsofthenile julsofthenile 46-50, F 4 Responses Mar 26

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    So I guess I'm new.... My life is great I have a loving family, I play piano for 8 yrs now, I take martial arts cuz I enjoy it, love underground anime, and girls are all over me...
    Jairbear Jairbear 13-15, M 7 Responses Mar 27

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    1-I am a game nerd! 2- I'm a comic book/ manga/ anime nerd. 3- I love animals 4-I want to be a ninja. Seriously. 5-I love all sorts of martial arts. 6- I like Asian cultures 7- I...
    Sometimesilence Sometimesilence 18-21, F 5 Responses Mar 28

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    I'm 5'4 and 240 lbs. I used to be very active-- swim team, martial arts, white water kayaking, but now I'm a turbo busy diabetic who works in an office. The only thing I'm pleased...
    Therealabbeyroad Therealabbeyroad 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 29

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    Well I'm new here and well I think it's better if I get to share this step by step. I come from Mexico but I'm currently living in Quebec, Canada. My problem starts back home, I...
    EstebanSolano EstebanSolano 18-21, M 2 Responses