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I Take the Martial Arts Very Seriously

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 34 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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    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 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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    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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    My idol is definitely Bruce Lee. My goal is to someday be better than he was. Its a long shot but im determined and that keeps me training hard. Im best at kung fu but i know some...
    ForeverJashinist ForeverJashinist 18-21, M May 2

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    Has anyone ever thought about going to an eastern country to immerse themselves in a particular martial art for a prolonged period of time so that, in said period of time, nothing...
    iloste iloste 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 26

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    I do Taekwondo, I was just wondering if anyone out there does a martial art, if so what grade/level/Dan [whatever you call it] are you at.
    2Msimelelo2 2Msimelelo2 16-17, M 4 Responses Apr 30

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    I learned a martial art called Wu-Shu that came from China,Since people call me names when I was 9 I wanted to at least hit them once so I learned wh-shu and surprisingly I'm the...
    EvansuSena EvansuSena 13-15, F 1 Response a week ago

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    cause not everything in life is a joke and if you let all the things around you to be a joke then people wont take you seriously any more
    linadabaghie linadabaghie 13-15, F 6 days ago

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    Ho praticato per anni. lotta è diventata una parte importante della mia vita. Mi ha aiutato a diventare più forte. Nella mente e il corpo. Dieci anni, ho imparato più di tredici...
    OcchioDiAngelo OcchioDiAngelo 18-21, M 2 Responses Apr 26

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    I started shotokan karate this year and I just love it .This month im going to get trough to my second belt already (yellow belt).Even though summer vacation is up hand I'm going...
    velykat velykat 16-17, F May 3

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    So "adults" say that we are all stupid and are too busy popping pills to be taken seriously. I beg to differ, not all of us are stupid. A lot of teens are already advocate of...
    redrosexxvii redrosexxvii 16-17, F 3 Responses May 13

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    It's important to me to express myself. I think because I'm such a creative and deeply feeling person it's more important for me to let what I'm feeling take on some tangible form...
    Re159 Re159 22-25, F 1 Response May 10

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    I don't know guys whether you're reading this or not, but I needed to write about it. Everything started 4 months ago, when my friend added me to a group chat with someone that I...
    Georgie505 Georgie505 18-21, M May 8

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    Just can't take the word of a man these days. just don't get it?
    Atom4815 Atom4815 18-21, M May 2

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    Me and my boyfriend are officially broken up... Things will never be the same again no matter what happens. A part of me is like, no wait.. But he told me at this point there is...
    Chipperme21 Chipperme21 22-25, M May 6

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    Hi girls, I want to sleep with you isn't because I want to take advantage of your body. It's because I want to grab an extra blanket if you are cold. Sleeping by your side so you...
    TQchan TQchan 18-21, M 5 days ago

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    so how do I begin this? I seriously wish that somebody can get me out of my mentally exhausting family .. there is just too much for my sanity to handle but at the same time I don...
    Amacey Amacey 16-17, F May 8

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    Someone could put up a billboard with my full name saying they love me and I'd be like "wow that's one lucky guy, pretty cool that someone else has my name!" Yes, seriously. I'm...
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    There are things in life that I wish for - a better life, more time with my close ones, getting fit etc. Yet my laid back attitude is working against me, with me doing nothing and...
    HappieStinger HappieStinger 41-45, M 3 Responses Apr 26

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    Control...Letting the Curves Take You...The answer to control is practicing surrender.Trying to maintain control in this life is a bit like trying to maintain control on a roller...
    anghel77 anghel77 36-40, F Apr 27

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    It has happened to me my entire life, ever since the first grade which i still remember for some reason,i was a more sensitive boy than others, and i got made fun of for it, i was...
    Otokonoko Otokonoko 16-17, M Apr 29

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    My day is surrounded by brilliant sunshine today..as far as the eye can see the sky is a beautiful crystal azure blue. I hear the birds outside my window singing away, so carefree...
    sensualbeauty1 sensualbeauty1 46-50, F 5 Responses May 3

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    The love in you're eyes, now turned to glass The tender in you're kiss, is now long past The charm in you're smile, now turned to hate The embrace of you're arms, is now not my...
    traceyannmay traceyannmay 22-25, F 3 Responses May 4

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    Aaron, pictured here, was an aspiring model that needed a break to get into the business. I offered to take various photos of him to make his portfolio to hand out to agencies...
    beachfoot12 beachfoot12 22-25, M 1 Response May 7

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    most of my picture takeing is with my kids and celebrities. Its what I enjoy and look forward to. My daughter has a pretty cool camera. I really want to be able to take photos and...
    sandyleejr sandyleejr 41-45, M 1 Response May 9

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    I believe If we all take a moment out of our lives to do a selfless act, we could really make a difference. Last Tuesday, I was having a really bad day. My whole world seemed to...
    IanMoone9019 IanMoone9019 26-30, M 1 Response a week ago

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    Taking pics is one of my passions. Nature is my fav thing to take pics of but just about anything is worth a pic lol I'm always looking for THE pic to take. Now if only I could...
    Treesaw50 Treesaw50 46-50, F 6 days ago

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    I take a lot of pills just to function. I take 400 mg of Lamictal, 80mg Geodon, 120mg Latuda, 20mg Brintellix, 200+ mg of Benadryl, and 3-4mg of Ativan and melatonin and valerian...
    SeaOfMonsters SeaOfMonsters 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    Summer has just begon. Record-breaking temperatures are being recorded . There are many creative, even wacky ways to cool off. You can cut an ice cold watermelon in half, put your...
    niceskip niceskip 46-50, M 3 days ago

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    Here's a photo I got. I like how photography is an instrument into appreciating the little things we see in life. It contradicts the idea that the world sucks which is why when I'm...
    SofieAnonymous SofieAnonymous 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 25

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    I tell everyone I'm doing OK but I'm really not. Truth is my life sucks right now and has been sucking for awhile now. I've totally let myself go. I don't work, go to school, hate...
    bmorev bmorev 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 26

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    Catfish!!!Look how closly they watch the people outside their tank!!!The white one knows it is beautiful and takes center stage!The old man of the lake is 103 pounds and does not...
    LadyGypsy LadyGypsy 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 26

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    I do not own a fancy camera. My digital was less then $75. I still get dis cent photos on it but I would love some recommendations on cameras and lenses. I love taking close up...
    Nennie86 Nennie86 26-30, F Apr 26

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    Magnificent view of Carnival ship from the balcony of the Royal Caribbean, Liberty! Taken with an iPhone.
    TheRightFitforLife TheRightFitforLife 46-50, F 7 Responses Apr 27

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    I try...I really do...but i've been pushed down so many times and i feel like this time will be the last, my thoughts and dreams ( nightmares) are constantly invaded by memories of...
    Lyxdesicgal Lyxdesicgal 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 28

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    ​I'm an amateur photographer. I've had an eye for taking decent pictures since I was a youngin. Finally decided to get a nice camera in 2011. I don't want to toot my own horn but...
    ashleeloraine ashleeloraine 22-25, F 10 Responses Apr 29

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    I wish I was here today. Taken 12/14 in Balmoral Beach Bay, Bahamas
    ashleeloraine ashleeloraine 22-25, F 4 Responses Apr 30

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    I take Many pics of myself and videos but no where to post them. thought I can make some money. anyone can help?
    angelove777 angelove777 41-45, F 6 Responses Apr 30

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    Life has mysterious ways of working out even though we have taken the rough paths and life guided us to the right path - the right ways of life.
    Stephen25 Stephen25 22-25, M Apr 30

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    I take so many. I dnt think im vain, but maybe a little deluded. Night guys xx
    TasStn TasStn 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 30

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    I am a very giving, caring, and generous person. I am always the reliable one, and I always put others before myself. (Even when I am sick: physically or mentally.) If someone...
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