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I Take the Martial Arts Very Seriously

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 30 People

    A Sport?

    I've been studying martial arts since I was about 7 or 8. I started with Tae Kwon Do, but I eventually moved into Brazillian Jujutsu and Muay Thai. When I get the chance, I try to train at least 3 hours a day, thouh it's usually closer to 1-1 and 1/2. I...
    someguywithakatana someguywithakatana 16-17 Jan 6, 2010

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    A Late Start.

    For as long as I can recall, I have been deeply interested in the martial arts.  A big part of it probably correlates to my high level of personal discipline.  I decided at a young age that I would never drink, smoke, do drugs, or commence in meaningless sex, and my...
    serpent428 serpent428 16-18, M Dec 3, 2007

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    Why Do I Push So Hard?

    This is the question I get from my family and friends whenever I discuss my pathological need for Kung Fu. Kung Fu means excellence or mastery through hard work. Anyone, in any field of endeavor, can have Kung Fu. My pursuit of Kung Fu, and the one with which most westerners are...
    IWantACoolUsername IWantACoolUsername 41-45, M Jun 27, 2010

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    LA Boxing

    i did tkd for 6 going on 7 years and hopkido and i loved the person that leard under was a ex swat and has been fighting in real life combat for over 20 years  and know i train in muay thai and bjj and boxing all in one place with some of the best in my state so if you have...
    durrett durrett 22-25, M May 19, 2009

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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...
    WintersSoldier2 WintersSoldier2 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 24

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    I have always had an interest in swords and other melee weapons, and martial arts as well. I sometimes practice moves on my own for fun or just general exercise, and I observe...
    Ursashock444 Ursashock444 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 11

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    If you take a martial art, like karate or kickboxing, whatever, pm me. Preferably someone who's been at it for at least half a year now. cause I have tons of questions. Thanks!
    Iancharles Iancharles 18-21, M 8 hrs ago

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    At home in Stavanger I went to karate with my eldest brother and my father. I got up to brown belt before I left Norway to begin my travels. That's only two belts before black. I...
    Skjeggstad Skjeggstad 22-25, F 6 Responses Sep 23

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    I don't think I meet the height requirement to ride your emotional roller coaster.
    littlefroghere littlefroghere 41-45, F Oct 4

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    I thought it was a tad strange that I received a message from this guy. He had a picture up and I think it was to do with what others thought of him. I know of young adults who go...
    heyitsabike heyitsabike 31-35, F Oct 4

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    Appreciate the simple things and be happy. If your not then make it so.
    jcwal jcwal 36-40, M Oct 12

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    Would you say it's perfectly ok to meet up with an ex while your in a relationship?
    sarah696969 sarah696969 31-35, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    Chess actually translates directly to martial arts. 3d spacial, baiting moves and counters, and planning ahead by 3 or 4 moves. I think striking is a bit quicker and there is...
    kwarner kwarner 31-35, M 1 Response Oct 12

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    I love taking action pictures during martial arts demonstrations and classes.
    CoolDad59 CoolDad59 51-55, M Sep 24

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    I'm pretty laid back. I like to think I have a good sense of humor. I can laugh at myself. I don't mind being the butt of the joke, as long as it isn't cruel. And if it is, I can...
    smarmybrat smarmybrat 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 5

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    It's good not to take yourself too seriously. Being able to laugh at yourself (not mock or be mean to yourself) is a good thing. Seeing the lighter side of things, having an open...
    pterodactyly pterodactyly 36-40, F 2 Responses Oct 2

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    Never been in a relation before but i'd definitely take my relationship seriously!
    mahdiraza mahdiraza 16-17, M 1 Response Oct 14

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    Without them, architects, engineers, actors, surveyors, musicians, movie directors, writers, technical workers and managers and so on couldn't live. Think about it: anything that...
    psycopower90 psycopower90 22-25, M 4 days ago

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    Yeah, I seriously am. It's probably why I don't have any freakin' friends anymore. I don't even know what a friend means. How messed up is that? I used to be the type where I would...
    NeelraDorianGray NeelraDorianGray 31-35, F Oct 3

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    I'm a super shy person with a big mouth. but in the bedroom a man can only take control of me. and I like to take control of a women... I've very dominating and love when I get to...
    chinamary1 chinamary1 26-30, F 3 hrs ago

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    How many Jewish Grandmothers does it take to screw in a light bulb? None... They'd rather sit in the dark. I always wondered where WEXICO was... but then I finally turn my...
    fishsweeper fishsweeper 51-55, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    My boyfriend and I having a long distance relationship from the day we met, it's now almost 10 months, but I can only say we start our real couple relationship since last month as...
    Maggiehere Maggiehere 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 27

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    hello im 15 and so is my boyfriend. we have been together for a year already. we are both happy to be together but we have one major issue. my mother won't let me see him and i'm...
    jessica7006524 jessica7006524 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 5

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    I swear I felt as if I were entering a portal to another dimension. It was just an old gravel road in some long forgotten Illinois town...not even the garden of the gods. My...
    joecell joecell 46-50, M Oct 10

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    I just graduated! I graduated from "I Have Random Thoughts" to "I Have Some Seriously Random Thought"!!
    Yu12 Yu12 26-30, M 2 Responses Oct 11

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    I admit that I have just joined EP and I did so because I noticed my 15 year old daughter scanning (or is the word surfing?) through here just after I received my usual snarls and...
    beccarnmommy beccarnmommy 41-45, F 2 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    I cant take being alone anymore. I cant take never feeling good enough. Its too much. Yeah say whatever crap u want about me being too young. But that doesnt mean it doesnt hurt.
    Dontlookbackk Dontlookbackk 16-17, F Sep 22

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    Check out this box if you'd probably not prefer to obtain our Distinctive specials email newsletter that contains terrific hotel promotions.I'm a daily at Jetwing Blue as the...
    Keniaga838 Keniaga838 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 24

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    Like you're carrying the world atop your shoulders. That's how I always felt, with friends, family, work. I somehow always blame myself when something goes wrong. I act all...
    lonelydinosaur lonelydinosaur 26-30, F Sep 27

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    I just started taking Zantrex 3 Fat Burner in the red bottle today and it really curbs my appetite and makes me have extra energy. So far I haven't had any side effects and was...
    fallout07 fallout07 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 28

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    I take heaps like say my hair is really cool, I will take heaps of photos with it till i find one I like! (Like the pic I put In with this)
    LLAMAAAA LLAMAAAA 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 1

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    I can't do it anymore. I wanted to be strong. I don't want to guilt him. I didn't guilt him last time. He came back on his own. I only left him two messages, neither pressuring nor...
    WingsofTime WingsofTime 22-25, F Oct 3

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    I hate how some people smoke or drink or do drugs eat extremely unhealthy. I know a lot of it is either their choice or something they can't control I won't judge some one by it I...
    singledaddy101 singledaddy101 31-35, M 1 Response Oct 5

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    I'm a junior at some lame high school... I get very depressed going to school everyday. The teacher's are great, nice, some are sympathetic--but I don't enjoy having things...
    ifollowthemoonlight ifollowthemoonlight 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 5

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    fly towards unknown placeno fear of winning any raceas i take off my feeti am sure i can take a lead.....................
    daphee daphee 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 11

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    I have not had them taken of me! I have been the photographer taking them for more than 30 years. The term boudoir photos is relatively new, but the photos have been around almost...
    CharleyT3000 CharleyT3000 51-55, M 1 Response Oct 13

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    I went to the psychiatrist today and told them that I was showing symptoms of depression. Looks like I will start taking prozac. I have never taken medication, so I am curious as...
    onafaerieswings onafaerieswings 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 13

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    I love to take pictures where i have been and love to take nature pictures also
    harrymyself harrymyself 26-30, M 3 days ago

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    I have taken it and now have the correct type This Explains A lot- I Am An INFJ! Stats Rarest personality type; estimated 2% of population. Characteristics private sensitive...
    OppressedLuna OppressedLuna 13-15, M 3 days ago

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    It's impposible for one to take down corruption alone. I'm proud to be apart of a 32 old astrological conspiracy that is doing so.
    champ4life07 champ4life07 51-55, M Sep 22

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    Yea, everyone is always saying...did you take your meds?? when someone says something strange...and I don't care. lol Prozac really is a little lifesaver in pill form.
    Levi1 Levi1 13-15, M Sep 22

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    Because I have a soft heart and can't really say no to people or shout, some tend to take advantage of me..... how do I harden up.... saying I should just say no is easier said...
    Ashy0328 Ashy0328 22-25, F 17 Responses Sep 23

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    My best friend...is now ignoring me.She is now hanging out with the person who i hate the most...I just cant take this anymore..It always happens to me from my school days..the...
    MaddyBale MaddyBale 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 23

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    I take so many photos on my phone that I run out of memory and have to transfer them to my computer once a month and I send my favorites to Groovebook to get printed. It's almost...
    Maybaby24 Maybaby24 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 24

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    My new baby. I've started learning to play. All I can say is it can be a bit painful on the fingers when you have very weak skin. lol Plus I was pressing the strings to hard. to...
    SadisticPsychoBitch SadisticPsychoBitch 31-35, F Sep 24

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    You will never find the perfect friend or mate. It is impossible. That is why I believe in give and take in every relationship, be it plutonic or romantic. We all are so different...
    johnny048 johnny048 46-50, M 1 Response Sep 24

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    I'm about to lose it all. I can't take this horrible feeling anymore.
    HisDaysAreNumbered HisDaysAreNumbered 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 24

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