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I Take the Martial Arts Very Seriously

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 40 People

    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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    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 16-17, M Dec 3, 2007

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    been a while since anyone posted here.

    I love martial arts so if you do as well let's discuss :)
    JabsShin JabsShin 26-30, M Jun 27

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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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    Art museums (all museums in fact) are a weakness of mine. Fortunately I live in a large metropolitan area with a good collection of museums. Special exhibitions? I'm there...
    SilverPagan SilverPagan 51-55, M 6 hrs ago

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    I really love arts and crafts. or something that needs your creativity. i love doing craft from recycled box and turn it into memory books or diary. I rarely buy my friends...
    ThePreciousMe ThePreciousMe 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    I feel like people won't take my issues seriously unless they know I was a victim of child abuse. I really hate that about my society.
    dvdkrz dvdkrz 18-21, M 1 day ago

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    How come people take so many pictures of themselves i wonder. You take a moment to look around and all you see most of the people do is taking selfies or pictures of themselves...
    bloomish bloomish 22-25, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    The statement alone says it all.....I can't take it any more...any part of my life.....I for the past seven years spent my life married to someone....our marriage is so toxic and...
    SassyBabe39 SassyBabe39 41-45, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I really do take relationships seriously all that lying cheating betrayal stuff isn't me because I was taught at a young age not to become like my uncles only wanting women for sex...
    Sladetgx57 Sladetgx57 18-21, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    The words "I promise" don't have to be said to actually be involved in a promise. Everything you say you will do, is already taken as one, unless you clearly mention that it is not...
    Zafrony Zafrony 26-30, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    If you still care about me don't ever let me know. If you don't care for me anymore don't ever let me know. I rather keep you in my memories where you are always kind and sweet. I...
    saraandherfoxes saraandherfoxes 26-30, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    My whole life, I've had to tiptoe around and walk on eggshells with people. Be nice. That's it. I have to be nice. I don't want to hurt anyone's feelings or upset people. You know...
    MeIncarnated MeIncarnated 70+, M a week ago

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    I swear this picture exactly describes me lol!The shortest shower I could ever take is about 20 minutes, most of my showers last more than that and if you ask me what I do inside...
    MissGaga MissGaga 22-25, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    time to change back. its not worth it to get stressed over what i cant change. time to stop being a kid crying over not getting ice cream for dinner and just relax.
    ArnoldJRimmer ArnoldJRimmer 46-50, M Aug 25

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    Jose Luis Acanda is a Martial Arts instructor known for his exceptional skills, passion, and commitment. So far in his career, he has trained a number of students and helped them...
    brentonsmith brentonsmith 26-30, M Aug 25

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    So i have decided to finally create my own style of Martial Arts. I am calling it the Inazuma Style, or the Flash of Lightning Style. I wont get into all the details and...
    ForgedFromFire ForgedFromFire 16-17, M Aug 24

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    This is not about me but this is my experience that does bother me. So my husband's business partner just broke up with his girlfriend. I used to go out with her sometimes but I...
    VogueChloe VogueChloe 26-30, F Aug 24

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    When I was a younger, I studied the Korean martial art of Hapkido...funny enough, it was the only sport-like thing that I cared to do. Hapkido is a self-defense martial art that...
    UmbraOmnilocked UmbraOmnilocked 22-25, M Aug 23

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    Any other female martial artists have a problem buying jeans that fit? My 'kung fu ***' means that I can kick through a wall, but also means that I have to buy jeans three sizes...
    wanderlander wanderlander 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 23

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    to bad the flip side is true. maybe not crazy but definitely immature. not sure any woman who would like to say your take on how men are?
    bigheartsmallworld bigheartsmallworld 36-40, M Aug 23

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    How To Turn Six Dollars Into Six Thousand Dollars: I found this on a bulletin board and decided to try it. A little while back I was browsing through newsgroups just like you are...
    manusundr manusundr 46-50, M Aug 22

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    I've suffered from chronic pain for most of my life, but doctors didn't know why. When I was 18, I went to a neurologist. I learned later that he's actually the best neurologist in...
    hiddenkitty hiddenkitty 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 21

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    Unless I take it, I don't want others taking my photo, it makes me look more unflattering than I already am, at least if I take it, it makes me look a little better! aha.
    usernameinneed usernameinneed 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 21

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    despite all the pix I do take....I really do not like having my picture taken. sometimes me taking an obsessive amount of pics is my way of getting over the fact that I don't like...
    StreetgirlnamedDesire504 StreetgirlnamedDesire504 36-40 Aug 21

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    If I could slap every person who comes into my life who barely or doesn't know me at all and says " you take life too seriously you should lighten up" I would have a happy life...
    katariffik katariffik 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 20

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    If they don't then the boys would take over. And if that happens we'll it actually has already happened that but it's not just boys who are cruel and reckless girls can also be...
    Singingbutterfly Singingbutterfly 13-15, F Aug 14

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    Here is another article from the archives of Christian Home: ROLE MODELS FOR BOYS The male supremacists are at it again. This time their target is single mothers. Their...
    TeachingRespect TeachingRespect 51-55, F 3 Responses Aug 14

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    Jose Acanda is a highly accomplished Martial Arts with lots of certifications and achievements in his career span. He has changed the life of many people including teenagers, kids...
    brentonsmith brentonsmith 26-30, M Aug 14

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    I trained in martial arts when I was younger. I trained in Shaolin Kung Fu for about two years, then Taekwondo for a few years. Shaolin Kung Fu familiarized me with weapons...
    TheQuirkyQuasar TheQuirkyQuasar 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 13

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    I can't take a compliment, but I've learned to just smile and say thank you. I was constantly told I wasn't good enough as a kid, after a while you really start to believe the...
    hexgrl2k hexgrl2k 26-30, F Aug 13

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    i take pictures, i don't send them.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 13

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    i just cant take anymore pain in my life i just cant
    misscutiepie123 misscutiepie123 13-15, F Aug 13

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    Cold showers are the best thing ever especially after an intense workout but I always take cold showers #Gabbyfunfact
    Badgalgabby Badgalgabby 18-21, F Aug 12

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    It is a shame when a woman is taken advantage of. Woman was created to enhance not be token down by a man. I really try to avoid being used. It is bad enough what could happen...
    Babeondwy Babeondwy 41-45, F 4 Responses Aug 12

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    I am usually predictable but every once in a while I get an off the wall idea. I will list some of them: I would like to learn Kung Fu I would like to learn to ***** and be...
    AdviceCannon AdviceCannon 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 12

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    I have pictures on my profile, that I haven't taken myself, but friends shared with me, don't worry, I am not showing their faces.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Aug 12

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    I dont like having any phone facing me at all just because I think someone's trying to take a pic of me. Thats how little I like pictures. ~ Lys ♪
    LysChan LysChan 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 12

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    yes, I have two pieces of jewelry I never take off one is a cross that my godfather gave me & the other is a gold horseshoe chain that close friends gave me for my birthday couple...
    theswordinthestone theswordinthestone 41-45, M Aug 12

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    First trip to California...absolutely gorgeous scenery! Had to take a few pics. Granted, not the best...but they'll do for meLaguna BeachMission San Juan Capistrano
    RisenFromAshes RisenFromAshes 36-40, M 3 Responses