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I Take the Martial Arts Very Seriously

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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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    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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    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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    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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    I am really tired of people on here who totally misconstrue what I am saying and are looking to start trouble. They are the ones who take themselves way too seriously. If I don't...
    johnny048 johnny048 46-50, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Seriously though, get a life. If this website ever were to get shut down, i bet most of the people on here lives would just end!(/❛o❛)!
    Yogurtree Yogurtree 18-21, F Apr 9

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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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    Nobody else does! So I have to laugh at myself. Things that go wrong in life I just have to laugh over - it's better than crying
    LindaNKVermey LindaNKVermey 41-45, F 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    Call me old fashioned, but if you aren't going to take your relationship seriously, why are you In a relationship. It unnecessarily breaks hearts, and destroys the trust people...
    AlaiahMay AlaiahMay 18-21, F Mar 21

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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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    I waver between being very thoughtful and not wanting anything to do with anything in a serious way :))) I take much of life serious, but myself is another story. I take that back...
    jeresey jeresey 56-60, F 2 Responses Apr 3

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    there are some real WHACKO's on the site! Now suckers know who you are I think, I don't need to tell you or point you all out, but you all got some SERIOUS ISSUES! you all need to...
    Kseniya58 Kseniya58 56-60, F Apr 3

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    They also take me way too seriously.
    sighimnotgoodwithnames sighimnotgoodwithnames 22-25, F 4 Responses Mar 20

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    Yeah I take relationships seriously, love you Josh 😘😍❀️
    Mariaaa16 Mariaaa16 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 30

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    I'm depressed and i have no one to talk to. I have no real friends and all my family members are seriously ****** in the head (in my opinion). It all started when i was about 10. I...
    Canaduhh Canaduhh 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 26

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    When did we as people start to not take relationship serious anymore? I mean serious. Everyone wants to cheat or tell everyone their business and you wonder why I don't want a...
    lachee lachee 16-17, F 3 Responses Mar 23

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    My fiancΓ© works long hrs- 12-14 hr days. Goes to the gym, comes home, spends an hour on the can, eats then games. Work and gaming come before me always... This means he hardly...
    painfultime painfultime 31-35 2 Responses Mar 27

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    I've always found this strange. On this site, whenever anyone mentions relationship problems, it's often that people will tell that person to just breakup with their significant...
    fairytalesandspiderwebs fairytalesandspiderwebs 18-21, F Apr 2

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    There is no other way but to take my relationship with Jehovah God serious. If I am to please God, and receive His blessings in my life I cannot be hypocritical or "pseudo".
    seotelkniwt seotelkniwt 61-65, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I desperatly need to get out of this house. Like leave. For good. My family rarely exists, my brothers an addict, my mother is psychologically unbalanced. I've tried helping them...
    LizzyDeviya LizzyDeviya 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    I only knew of her first. We met through her boyfriend, who I was best friends with. Then they broke up. I started to like him. Things didn't work out too well between him and I...
    PanicAtTheDiscount PanicAtTheDiscount 13-15, F a week ago

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    This was originally for an Accutane survivor thread/forum. I took Accutane as a senior in High School. I had acne, it was bad, not terrible, but bad. I disliked having acne, but...
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    Yes yes, I am independent, I don't NEED to be taken care of, but its a lovely feeling to be with a man that WANTS to take care of me. I have never had it before in previous...
    suzieb1971 suzieb1971 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    I went to Mexico this summer and I was walking around this beautiful church. There's had to be like 100 stands at least, of people selling there things around the church. I ended...
    Live5772 Live5772 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    You Can Thank My Sister For That!! When we were young my sister had a thing for taking pictures of me. I don't mean nice ones either. She would hide in different places, under...
    maqeurious maqeurious 31-35, F Mar 30

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    You Can Thank My Sister For That!! When we were young my sister had a thing for taking pictures of me. I don't mean nice ones either. She would hide in different places, under...
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    Medication abuses who you are as a person, especially depression meds. Sometimes, I wonder what I would be like if I hadnt started to take them in the first place, would I be...
    MajorasAngel97 MajorasAngel97 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 1

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    I'm SO embarrassed. So what happened was that I won intern of the month. I am not one to be center of attention, so when they called my name, I literally said, "F--K." I didn't...
    BlueIce612 BlueIce612 16-17, F 3 Responses Apr 3

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    Day 2: guns & roses 'paradise city' I picked this song bc a long time ago me and my mum would jam out to journey and guns & roses XD anyway i think its got good guitar parts in it...
    RavenHearts RavenHearts 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    I'm so lost, my therapist and psych say I won't feel better until I take them regularly, but my family and boyfriend make me feel Like a criminal just for doing what the doctors...
    elizabethmary21 elizabethmary21 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 8

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    Your Existing Situation Works well with others. Needs personal relationships which are understanding and relatively conflict-free. Your Stress Sources "Not a team player and is...
    DoubleyouX DoubleyouX 22-25 1 Response Apr 10

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    I was attempting to stop taking them but it's 2am... Oh the struggle... To take them or to not take them? Such a predicament.
    LivviyLove LivviyLove 16-17, F Apr 11

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    What do you all take and how much.? I'm trying to figure out if I am taking too much. Womens daily vitamin which includes biotin and d, but I also take an additional d and biotin...
    mrvitous26 mrvitous26 26-30, F a week ago

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    I had this friend, we were so close. Lets call him Fred. Also though on the edge of being together for quite some time. I got a new boyfriend, after a few months we were perfect...
    BlooRae BlooRae 16-17, F 3 days ago

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    My mum is always like "Go get a job and stop being lazy and make your own money" even though she knows nowhere will take people my age unless its volunteer work and they don't have...
    KaydieKay KaydieKay 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 22

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    I've always wanted to go out and take a jog or walk like 5AM but my sleeping habit change. I sleep between 2-3am because of all the stress I've had between my irresponsible partner...
    chinab3280 chinab3280 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 22

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    I take Zzz quil and in sore that it is making me sick in other ways. So I will deal with the lack if sleep and read more. FML
    Zeita75 Zeita75 36-40, F Mar 23

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    I'm almost 18, and my parents control every single aspect of my life. Yeah, I've made some bad choices, but they've never given me a chance to show them I am more mature since then...
    sothisiswhatitfeelslike sothisiswhatitfeelslike 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 24

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    How I wish I could. :( It's been almost a week the first time I joined on EP and since then, I started knowing numerous experiences of people (that captured my heart) coming from...
    MissPurple912 MissPurple912 18-21, F 6 Responses Mar 24

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    I have sleep apnea as well and have had insomnia most if my life. I take Benadryl at nite to help me fall asleep and it helps me tremendously. I recommend taking 2 at nite and you...
    denaellis575 denaellis575 46-50, F 2 Responses Mar 26

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    I can't take my life anymore... I've been through so much since I was a little girl and every time I try to be happy it gets screwed up. I lost the love of my life because he fell...
    xxersabooxx xxersabooxx 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 26

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    I think it would be a ton of fun to take a road trip and drive through all over the US. It may cost a bit of money, but I'd be willing to save up and do it! It sounds like FUN! :D
    Whoami30 Whoami30 26-30, M Mar 26

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    I just want to take a long road trip with a friend or two, and just live out of the car for a while, it sounds fun.
    anovasiangel anovasiangel 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 26

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    I hate my friends right now! They keep trying to take me picture!😑
    FantasyButterfly4 FantasyButterfly4 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    I am too inarticulate to ever be capable of telling someone just how much they are worth to me. I can say 'I love you', but my face won't shape the words the same way my mouth does...
    typedwriter typedwriter 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 27

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