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Mitlov
White Belt
White Belt

Joined: 12 Dec 2018
Posts: 10

Styles: Currently Chun Kuk Do. Formerly fencing, TKD, Shotokan

PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2018 11:06 am    Post subject: Hi everyone, new here Reply with quote

Hi everyone,

New to the forum, not new to martial arts. I did taekwondo in college a couple decades ago, and Shotokan for a few years after that. I've also spent probably around seven or eight years fencing (FIE-style epee), and dabbled in Yang taijiquan for a year or two while rehabbing my knee. After a significant hiatus due to work and parenthood and said knee injury, I got back into karate at the school my two boys were training at. It's a Chun Kuk Do school (Chuck Norris's offshoot of Tang Soo Do), and I've been having an absolute blast...though for the record, this all would be A LOT easier if I was as flexible and skinny as I was in college. Right now I'm a 5th degree green (5th kyu/gup), though I'm testing for 4th in about eight hours from now.

Anyway, I've been looking for a respectful, positive martial arts forum, and this place seems to fit the bill. Thanks!
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Bulltahr
Brown Belt
Brown Belt

Joined: 08 Mar 2015
Posts: 603
Location: NEW ZEALAND
Styles: Shotokan, Seido Juku

PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2018 2:23 pm    Post subject: Re: Hi everyone, new here Reply with quote

Mitlov wrote:
Anyway, I've been looking for a respectful, positive martial arts forum, and this place seems to fit the bill. Thanks!


Indeed you have found it. Welcome.
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Wastelander
KF Sensei
KF Sensei

Joined: 18 Oct 2010
Posts: 2407
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Styles: Shorin-Ryu, Shuri-Ryu, Judo, KishimotoDi

PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2018 3:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome to the forum!
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Shorin-Ryu | 2010-Present: Nidan | Sensei: Richard Poage, Jeff Allred
Shuri-Ryu | 2006-2010: Sankyu | Sensei: Joey Johnston, Joe Walker
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My Blog: www.karateobsession.com
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sensei8
KF Sensei
KF Sensei

Joined: 23 Feb 2008
Posts: 14301
Location: Houston, TX
Styles: Shindokan Saitou-ryu [Shuri-te/Okinawa-te based]

PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2018 11:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome to KF, Mitlov; glad you're here!!



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tallgeese
KF Sensei
KF Sensei

Joined: 04 May 2008
Posts: 6851
Location: McHenry County, IL
Styles: Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Bujin Bugei Jutsu, Gokei Ryu Kempo Jutsu, MMA, Shootfighting, boxing, kickboxing, JKD, Pekiti Tersia Kali

PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2018 8:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome aboard! Glad to have you.
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aurik
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Joined: 08 Nov 2016
Posts: 40
Location: Denver, CO
Styles: Shuri-Ryu, Uechi-Ryu

PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2018 11:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome to the forum!
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Mitlov
White Belt
White Belt

Joined: 12 Dec 2018
Posts: 10

Styles: Currently Chun Kuk Do. Formerly fencing, TKD, Shotokan

PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2018 12:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks everyone!

So I got through the 4th gup test last night! I'm not someone who inherently cares about rank--it's a very imperfect way of measuring ability--but for me, I've always had some reason to leave a school around green belt level, to the point where it almost has become a mental block. Each time, there was a legitimate reason (leaving the area, injury, etc), but still, with both TKD and Shotokan, I never got beyond this point. Now I'm beginning to start training toward red belt (testing at least six months out, but at least training for it), and it's nice to have the stability to stick around with one school for long enough to push through to higher ranks.
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Fat Cobra
Orange Belt
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Joined: 14 Jul 2018
Posts: 144
Location: Fort Drum, NY
Styles: Ryukyu Kempo

PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2018 2:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mitlov,

Welcome to the forum and congratulations on your promotion...and congratulations that you are in a stable position to be able to continue with your MA journey. Look forward to hearing more from you in the forums.
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JR 137
KF Sempai
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Joined: 10 May 2015
Posts: 2349
Location: In the dojo
Styles: Seido Juku

PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome aboard, and congratulations on your promotion.

As far as the hiatus goes, I know that feeling all too well. I trained in my late teens-mid 20s. Left for grad school. career, wife, and kids all kept me away for about 15 years. I restarted going on 4 years ago and am climbing the ranks. Not that the rank is that important, but itís still something to look forward to, gives you a good goal to work towards, and I just flat out love a tough belt test. Nothing like that feeling of being pushed far enough outside your comfort zone and prevailing.
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MatsuShinshii
Black Belt
Black Belt

Joined: 15 Aug 2016
Posts: 1423
Location: Kentucky
Styles: Machimura Suidi Rokudan, Ryukyu Kenpo, Kobudo, Judo

PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2018 3:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome to KF. Glad to have you here.
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