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I Take the Martial Arts Very Seriously

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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 16-18, 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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    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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    Well, I take SOME things less seriously nowadays. And that's an awesome thing. For example, personally I think that if you take this place or any online place too seriously, you...
    YanoSiento YanoSiento 31-35, F Jan 7

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    Hahaha.. Yeah, I take things seriously.. it's not always something I necessarily want to be seriously true, I just can't easily tell when someone is kidding.. 😅😅
    Newgirl00 Newgirl00 13-15, F Dec 28, 2014

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    Especially when they're serious. Those serious kinds of serious seriousness seriously get serious sometimes.
    2000SmilingKnuckles 2000SmilingKnuckles 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 5

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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 Dec 27, 2014

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    Been doing it for 21 years. On a stand by going to a class right now because of arthritis. Still train at home
    keepitreal78 keepitreal78 36-40, M 5 Responses Jan 13

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    2nd place twice in a Brazilian jujitsu tournament.
    Babypuncher454 Babypuncher454 22-25, M Jan 14

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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 Dec 26, 2014

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    Things like abuse of child or animal or spouse, poverty, addiction, depression, suicide, rape... I do indeed feel many of these subjects aren't meant to be joked about, especially...
    ShogunInTheShadows ShogunInTheShadows 22-25, M 4 Responses Jan 5

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    There was a person at my school (High school, years ago, done graduated) they were 14 and they accidentally shot themselves with a gun...and died. This fellow was responsible and...
    MysticIllusions MysticIllusions 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 5

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    Which makes me very different from people in my age group. I have a hard time getting through the day, especially mornings. I'm so jealous of people who can wake up joking. I'm 24...
    themagicsback themagicsback 22-25, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I have trained in martial arts from 4 years old until the present. The last 20 years in several combative arts from Aikido to Kung Fu San Soo until I discovered the core of all...
    irishkilladilla irishkilladilla 46-50, M Jan 10

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    Me and my boyfriend have been together for almost 10 months and he is literally the love of my life. I am extremely happy but when we fight its bad. We've both given each other...
    laxlife laxlife 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 8

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    Seriously, people?? I mean, I dislike some of his policies and don't always agree with him, but he's the President, can we try RESPECTING him?? You know, seeing as he was elected...
    Boulier Boulier 18-21, F 6 Responses Jan 17

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    A relationship is very important to me. Whether it be a friendship or with a girlfriend. I do take my relationship with my girlfriend far more seriously than any other relationship...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I love drawing anime and cartoons. I even have a deviantart with ALL my artwork. and I take theater HL as my High school subject.
    hollowboxies hollowboxies 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 5

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    The Bank holder is firstly given a sense of protection because of the private nature of the holdings by offshore savings. Only the Offshore and its officials that are trusted will...
    Georgebankssi1 Georgebankssi1 31-35, M 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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    In this picture in like "seriously?"
    RainbowWolf13 RainbowWolf13 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 5

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    Its always a big relief when i start to fall asleep on the couch, and i can relax because i already took my meds. Otherwise ive gotta out weigh the benefit of drifting off in this...
    tlee5001 tlee5001 22-25, F Jan 6

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    These Offshores, e.g. Standard Chartered, Barclays, Abu Dhabi Commercial bank and National bank of Dubai supply multi-money Banks, complete internet access, a debit or ATM cards...
    Darronbanksso0 Darronbanksso0 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 9

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    I write things and then it takes me ages to find mistakes without some kind of correction thinghy. Even words wirtten right look wrong.
    pixelcravings pixelcravings 26-30 Jan 13

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    Seriously, I believe I'm going for a Guiness World Record the way I've had non-stop colds since December 21st. Coincidence? It is the official start of winter no? Every time...
    OldPervBen OldPervBen 41-45, M 1 day ago

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    Landing on a job frequently takes much lengthier than job hunters anticipate, more especially abroad, in Jakarta, Indonesia for instance. The initial reason why landing on a...
    williampalacios williampalacios 22-25, M Jan 9

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    I'm going to start off with some quotes and then talk about my experiences and what i've seen!No matter how much they care about you doesnt give you the right or mean you can ...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 14

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    Thank You 2 simple but powerful words that can make the difference to a person. Recently, I was taken advantage of, not once or twice, but many times. I am not stupid, just...
    akindheart akindheart 56-60, F 30 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    If there's one thing I hate more than anything it's being taken for granted, now anyone who knows me knows that I'm a naturally nice guy and that I hardly ever get angry unless...
    xxSTEVE7xx xxSTEVE7xx 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 17

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    I was working in a company were the tea boy is from other country that is economically weaker and backward but i treated him with respect but in return he spoke well did well and I...
    psycruler psycruler 31-35, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I used to borrow my dad's camera, so for Christmas last year, he got me a red Vivitar XVN-1 camera. It takes amazing pictures, and I love taking it with me anywhere I go, as you...
    SerSean SerSean 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 29, 2014

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    Its been a year since I last cut... It seemed like a year ago, my life was upside down and *** backwards. I thought a friend here on ep was genuine and sincere...but what he was...
    submissivelittlewoman submissivelittlewoman 41-45, F 3 Responses Jan 1

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    I love to take pictures. :D. I do. When I see something that I think is nice, I will get it on camera. Whether I am a work, home, etc. And its not just the pictures that are of...
    Vader222 Vader222 22-25, M Jan 1

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    You want to take in clean air and look at the viewpoint. So just come to rsgpfast to buy RS energy stabilizing, we will help your character experience the Reward XP End of the A...
    kkittylin kkittylin 22-25, F Jan 5

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    The small ones, standing up for myself, being me and telling anyone who disagrees with it to go take a running jump off the nearest cliff....here let me help you *push* oops it...
    Littlemisssomebody Littlemisssomebody 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 6

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    I'd celebrated my 13th birthday a couple of months before I took the test. I'd slept with two different lads, neither of which had used protection. I'd decided in the heat of the...
    LeahUK LeahUK 13-15, F 3 Responses Jan 11

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    People who are in good relationships take each others for granted. They don't know how lucky they are. Love is almost always not mutual. Funny considering how many people there...
    Myalee Myalee 41-45, F Jan 16

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    NO PRIVATE MESSAGES. I have been a naughty girl and my daddy has taken my free pass off me. I have also been banned from private messaging on here for the weekend. I'm devastated...
    kinkysexybabe kinkysexybabe 36-40, F 7 Responses Jan 16

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    Has anyone taken NyQuil for actual sinus problems and become dependent on it? I feel like I take it way too much but it's the only over the counter medicine that helps with the...
    lemurgirl09 lemurgirl09 26-30, F 2 days ago

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    I am on until I am dead, like a light bulb.Picture of broken, used bulbs in a junkyard taken by phone 
    ashrock1990 ashrock1990 22-25, M 2 Responses Dec 26, 2014

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    I wish i would save enough money to buy a good machine so i'd take more beautiful photos
    canturk canturk 16-17, F 9 Responses Dec 26, 2014

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    I love taking pictures of myself.... No I'm not condeedrd. no I don't think I'm better than anyone else. I take pictures partly bc my friends and ppl I consider family live miles...
    AiymaSnikies AiymaSnikies 22-25, F 3 Responses Dec 26, 2014

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    Haha this isn't technically a "selfie", 'cause my cousin took it, but it's the same idea. I take them when I'm bored, which is way too often! :P
    Caleb54 Caleb54 13-15, M 1 Response Dec 26, 2014

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    I can be a tough cookie but like to be taken care of too...
    easynuh easynuh 26-30, F 4 Responses Dec 26, 2014

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    When all else fails, go on adventures and take pictures.
    lizygurl lizygurl 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 27, 2014

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    My friends are my two dogs. They're only animals but they're the ones who are always there for me. So yes, I would take a bullet for my dogs.
    Jerrichoo Jerrichoo 13-15, M Dec 27, 2014