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I Take the Martial Arts Very Seriously

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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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    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 16-18, M Dec 3, 2007

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    I've been taking tae kwon do lessons for the past four years. Don't get me wrong, I've learned plenty but it's not my ideal martial arts program. It's oriented towards younger kids...
    BleedingOrchids BleedingOrchids 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 8

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    I understood that noone cares for u online. Atleast people doesnt care about me. Im just a username. I wished i would be taken for serious on here. Cos im so lonely in real life...
    angel8i angel8i 31-35 1 Response Dec 3

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    Principles of Tae kwon do: "Violence when not necessary is immoral, violence when necessary is self defense."
    AcousticAnne AcousticAnne 26-30, F 19 Responses Nov 30

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    I tried tai chi once. It was amazing. I felt completely clumsy but good at the same time.
    MyChemicalBreakup MyChemicalBreakup 13-15, F 2 Responses Dec 2

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    Training is hard but thrilling, I'm going to keep training and pushing myself
    BurningFist BurningFist 22-25, M 2 Responses Dec 4

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    I'm looking for people to train with or talk with -any system or style. I'm a kung fu guy
    chowgarartist chowgarartist 22-25, M Dec 5

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    i graduate from karate class this year yay:)
    columbus38 columbus38 13-15, M Dec 14

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    when in doubt train, when over confident train when stressed train when calm train for your training will never leave you. knowledge and experience is yours no matter what
    chowgarartist chowgarartist 22-25, M 1 day ago

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    I have VERY TENDER sensitive feelings; and I DON'T find it "humorous" When Someone STEPS on them. I am kind, gentle AND loving; SO LONG as Another DOESN'T Hurt me. (Hurt me "by...
    desireindisguise desireindisguise 56-60 Nov 30

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    i just wish others would also. i have schizophrenia, so psychosis is daily life for me. i told my band director and he said he has known of people in worse situations. he mentioned...
    mstenorsaxplayer mstenorsaxplayer 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    The statement is true I take relationships very seriously. Especially the friendship relationships, I mean for example I'm trying to build this friendship with this woman at work...
    Missymay72 Missymay72 22-25, F Dec 16

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    I just recently got a job at a craft store as a night stocker . I'm going to see about being a jewelry instructor there as well. So far I love it . The people are really nice and...
    ArtsyFaerie32 ArtsyFaerie32 31-35, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Aloft Cyber banking Arts CEO John Riccitiello believes the animate gaming business has the abeyant to "explode" in acceptance with the accession of next-generation systems, but...
    fifacoinsarc fifacoinsarc 22-25, F Dec 13

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    And I love that he wants to take care of me :)
    suzieb1971 suzieb1971 41-45, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    no games, no toying around, I'm a guy who this that relationships should always be taken and given the utmost care, another person's hearts and emotions are nothing to play with...
    Muramasa Muramasa 18-21, M 3 Responses Dec 12

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    Im amazed how fast someone could fall in love. And how long it takes to snap out of it given that it turned out to be a hopeless love.
    katzenbrot2 katzenbrot2 18-21, M 3 Responses Dec 13

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    "I want to lose weight." "you've tried a million times before, you'll just lose 10 more pounds and gain it back within a year. You're not cut out for this, you can't commit to...
    Theworldisminenow Theworldisminenow 18-21, F Dec 16

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    So it's the season of good will. I planned to visit my grandparents this year for Xmas. They decided to invite my mum. Anyho I planned to buy Xmas presents months ago for the 15...
    lilygeorge12 lilygeorge12 22-25, F Dec 20

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    Howard beale - " I don't have to tell you things are bad. Everybody knows things are bad. It's a depression. Everybody's out of work or scared of losing their job. The dollar buys...
    MK25 MK25 22-25, M Nov 30

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    I work hard to get nowhere. Constantly get taken advantage of. But worst of all I'm stuck. Stuck in a house sharing a bedroom with a sibling that is bipolar and has borderline...
    Fulgurite Fulgurite 22-25, F Dec 16

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    I really don't. Wake up every day, so tired and defeated that have to live another day, and that‘s even if I do sleep, which is extremely rare anymore. Have to force myself to...
    GhostOfGrey GhostOfGrey 31-35, F 3 Responses Nov 30

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    I have a gold ring that I wear all the time. When I sleep, as I shower, even if I needed to wear another ring, I'd still wear this one too. I got this ring from my father, and he...
    CoolManMcGoodName CoolManMcGoodName 16-17, M Dec 1

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    Though I’m careful not to overdo it nowadays. There’s an attraction once you start taking a supplement and feel minutely better to start taking loads for all the ‘aspects...
    morea morea 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 5

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    I have nothing prescribed to me. Just a bunch of over-the-counter meds. I take benadryl for my sinuses and to help me sleep. Sometimes I cave and take benadryl when I absolutely...
    Rocksparkles Rocksparkles 22-25, F Dec 17

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    I like to take pictures of anything. Making something that is taken for granted more often than not, and making it the center of attention gives me joy. I see something beautiful...
    dreamingoptimist dreamingoptimist 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 12

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    When I look around I see people who are hurting either from the financial challenges they face, health or social issues surrounding them. The world seem not to be more fair on some...
    Rirchu Rirchu 26-30, M Dec 15

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    As I read story after story here on EP, I realize very few of us on here take the blame for our failed ........ Whatever. It's always someone else's fault, I didn't do anything...
    3grunning 3grunning 46-50, M 4 Responses a week ago

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    It's been almost seven years since this act was committed. I was too ashamed to tell anyone and didn't know what to do in a situation like this. Now, after seeing this dirtbag and...
    anomalnonomous anomalnonomous 26-30, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    Taking risks is normally something that I wouldn't do...but with all the events that occurred to me during this past year, I realize now....that its NECESSARY to take those risks...
    blackgirl71 blackgirl71 41-45, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    This also might be adding to the anxiety because i forgot to take my anxiety pills this morning. I'm starting new pills and slowly weening off the old ones (both for anxiety, both...
    tjindigo tjindigo 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    The fact that i like to take pictures of my self, or u can call it 'Selfies' doesn't means that i love the way i look like.
    GalitTweedy GalitTweedy 16-17, F 3 Responses Nov 28

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    You found me wounded and grieving, fragile and bleeding. I looked into the windows of your heart as you held out your hand to me. My fingers wrapped around yours, my heart raced...
    mistletoe41 mistletoe41 41-45, F Nov 29

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    I wish my every step will take me to my new destination..
    dezeena dezeena 22-25, F 6 Responses Nov 29

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    I like to take pictures.. off peoples walls and decorate my own place. Is so much cheaper. And others usually have better taste too.
    randystone randystone 36-40 Nov 29

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    I wear a silver ring that my aunt got for me 5 years ago. It gives me anxiety to take it off. I've almost lost it too many times.
    Annaelaine Annaelaine 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 30

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    I'm a photographer and take photos during all my travels and never leave the house without a camera.
    713j 713j 41-45, M 1 Response Dec 1

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    This was taken during our second snowfall at my grandma's house during sunset. :)
    arianemariexx arianemariexx 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 1

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    My favorite is to take pictures at local shows. If I can capture the excitement of the moment it's the best. I've seen some crazy sh!t go down at shows and it's great when I an...
    Ebbal Ebbal 16-17, T Dec 1

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    That Moment You See Light Break From The Clouds On The Road And You Take A Lousy Pic With Your IPod At The Last Second
    XavierR02 XavierR02 13-15, M 2 Responses Dec 1

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    I wear a gold chain every day. My ex boyfriend gave it to me for Christmas about 4 years ago. (This was after we broke up, but we are still important to each other.) It originally...
    KC94 KC94 18-21, F Dec 2

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    I wear my highschool class ring everyday all day I never take it off when it comes off sometimes in the middle of the night (losing wieght needs resized) I freak out thinking I'll...
    ronwoody ronwoody 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 2

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    A migraine leaves me feeling wiped out... like..... I drank too much last night and now I'm paying the price, only I don't drink. I don't get the rotating color thing, but I do...
    MyChemicalBreakup MyChemicalBreakup 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 2