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I Take the Martial Arts Very Seriously

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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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    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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    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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    Around six years ago karate was something I loved. I eventually got into different styles of martial arts which made me not only physically stronger, but also mentally. Of course...
    LewisWilliams LewisWilliams 16-17, M 1 Response Mar 20

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    I was enrolled in dance classes since I could walk. But I met my true love at a showcase when I was 6. I told my grandmother, as soon as I wiped the drool off my face, that the...
    russianprincessdoll russianprincessdoll 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 16

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    I've never had a teacher and yet I am very talented I can sometimes just see a move and preform it on the spot martial arts come naturally to me my favorites are mouy thie (can't...
    natsufairy12 natsufairy12 13-15, M Mar 16

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    Seriously how do people do it? Relax. Don't take everything (including yourself) really serious. Letting things go. Hang loose. How?
    PeterDr PeterDr 31-35 1 Response Mar 16

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    I remember the first fight i lost. Then i decided i needed to get better and stronger because i was too weak. Its all because of that that i am the best fighter in my school. I...
    TwoFists TwoFists 18-21, M Mar 20

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    One time, my friend and i were sparring in an old lot and some lady pulls up in a van thinking we were actually fighting. She was a detective. So i told her "if we were really...
    TwoFists TwoFists 18-21, M Mar 20

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    Tbh .. I don't want anything serious.. I'm not ready for the emotional part yet .. 😁
    bprice0600 bprice0600 18-21, F Mar 1

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    Y shood I? Then it's no fun :P
    Eyemuhdumass Eyemuhdumass 18-21 Mar 5

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    I can't take anything seriously these days that it's come to the point that I feel apathetic and numb to everything. My friends, my part-time job co-workers (though this makes...
    Unable2Breathe Unable2Breathe 22-25 1 Response Mar 3

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    I'm a highschool student in my senior year and I'm a person that takes relationships very seriously. It makes me sick seeing all of the people date people just for the sake of...
    ZacharyAaron ZacharyAaron 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 16

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    I take relationship seriously into the guy I'm dating is looking at other women. I mean staring for a long time. Then I just let loose and carry on to the next guy behind his back...
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 15

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    I know being in a loving relationship has it's obvious advantages, as well as apparently to do with our emotional well being and giving us a longer life span - (unless it's unhappy...
    ladyPlum ladyPlum 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 14

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    i like when relationships are kinda serious. like obviously i love joking around, but i think that some of the relationships i have been in before were just bad. i wanted to take...
    morgancoppage morgancoppage 13-15, F 1 Response a week ago

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    These last couple of days have been the worst of my life, I found a lump in my underarm, I was worried but enough to go to the doc, but not that much. Cancer goes in my family, but...
    lily449 lily449 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    These last couple of days have been the worst of my life, I found a lump in my underarm, I was worried but enough to go to the doc, but not that much. Cancer goes in my family, but...
    lily449 lily449 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    About 6 months ago I finally stopped taking antidepressants after being on them for 18 years. It was the final step in overcoming depression. I was worried at first thinking I...
    hadyourchance hadyourchance 36-40, F 4 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    Every day. Seriously. Does he not need to breathe???
    justNIK justNIK 41-45, F 6 Responses Mar 16

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    Take me to a place where I have never been. Take me to a place where our eyes can truly meet, no matter what the world say about your serious look You will give me a broad smile...
    winterfall winterfall 36-40 1 day ago

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    She seems a million miles away When she walks by, you don't know what to say You gonna make a move, you better make it now Don't be afraid, 'cause love will show you how You take...
    TheScorpio1966 TheScorpio1966 46-50, M 3 days ago

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    I feel so frustrated sometimes. so incredibly angry and frustrated when people don't understand. they don't seem to get it. when i try to say that we don't talk as much, and he...
    n706 n706 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 5

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    So, I have a lot of issues I need to take care of. I need to drink more water and milk. Instead, I'm drinking soda 98% of the time. I probably eat more junk food than regular food...
    RhinosaurusRex RhinosaurusRex 18-21, F 7 Responses Mar 13

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    I've had my shoes taken off, usually when I've fainted before. Actually, every time I've fainted, my shoes have been removed. The first time in 4th grade, I fainted at choir...
    countrygirlrachel countrygirlrachel 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 13

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    yes i have when they put me in a mental hospital. i was detained. it made me feel like a criminal and not a sick person at all . it made me feel i did somethink wrong.and i was...
    furrycats furrycats 31-35 Mar 2

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    I have posed for photos taken by my ex boyfriend, and I have taken a lot of selfies. Digital photography is so much easier than the photography with film negatives and everything...
    Astrucbmt Astrucbmt 22-25, F 9 Responses Mar 2

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    I hate having my picture taken by a random stranger... so I'm on my way home on the bus this guy was with his girlfriend, she was falling asleep non the wiser of his stupid stalker...
    lilygeorge12 lilygeorge12 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 3

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    Wow, kinda cool to find this topic. Back in October 2014, I was asked by my boss and my boss' boss if I wanted to take a new position within the team. I didn't hardly hesitate at...
    AlwaysPersevere71 AlwaysPersevere71 41-45, M 1 Response Mar 5

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    This is why I never take selfies and don't like taking photos of myself. Here's the thing though, if I do take a selfie it is instantly deleted.
    Juliette19 Juliette19 18-21, F Mar 6

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    I am always taken advantage of because I am smart. People I have never even spoken to ask me for HW answers, essays, etc. Even people who bully me and are fricken rude to me do the...
    penaddict penaddict 18-21, F Mar 10

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    Haha, otherwise I would be blank black air... Silly to take pics of yourself...but really it's not what I see in the mirror, so I take a picture
    OrchidsNuBlu OrchidsNuBlu 36-40, F 5 Responses Mar 13

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    I do not see the point of them. I ask some one to take a photo of me if need to take a photo of myself
    sroonaka616 sroonaka616 18-21 1 Response Mar 13

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    I don't dream often. but when I do----------------------I really do not dream much anymore- OK-that is that I rememebr anyway. I am too old to believe in fairy tale endings, prince...
    Elandra77 Elandra77 56-60 4 Responses Mar 17

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    I've finally been able to convince my husband that I really do want to be in a relationship like this, although I refrain from referring to my desired relationship as DD or TIH...
    taliahood taliahood 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 19

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    My mother suffers from a lot of things. One of her legs is longer then the other so she had bad posture and her back hurts all the time. It got to the point to where it hurt so...
    WlCKED WlCKED 18-21, F a week ago

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    I've always loved this-even as a kid. And this even PRE-dates me--this version--by a whole YEAR! To me there is no better vocal arrangement of it-or interpretation-(Artie Shaw...
    Elandra77 Elandra77 56-60 1 day ago

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    When grown man who look about 40-50 years old and they tell me I look beautiful I don't know how to take they're compliment. If I say thank you, they're going to think I'm trying...
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F Mar 1

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    Taken yesterday with my selfie Buddy hehe, little china in hongkong ..
    Spicyandsweet Spicyandsweet 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 1

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