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PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2013 10:20 am    Post subject: [KF 500k] Member Interview: PunchPressQueen75 Reply with quote

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Interview

Where are you from?

New Jersey, now living in upstate New York.

Why did you get started in the martial arts?

For self defense.

Why have you continued to practice them?

I don't. I regularly practice shooting now.

Please briefly describe the styles of martial arts that you have taken.

I've done Tang Soo Do, TKD, and jui jitsu.

What is your grade or level?

Senior red belt in TKD, and brown belt in Tang Soo Do.

Do you teach?

I did.

What are your first memories from training?

With my Tang Soo Do teacher. He was my mentor. When I thought I couldn't do something, he pushed me to do it. I did it. I miss him so much.

What has been the highlight of your training?

The camaraderie with the friends I have made throughout the years of training. It's not just about martial arts. It's about the friends you make with the same interests.

What do you do when you're not training?

Shoot. I am a competition target shooter now, so I have been practicing a lot.

What do you do for a living?

I am a machine operator.

Who are or were your martial arts heroes?

Mike and Heidi Wilmott (ninjanurse) and Mr. Bonilla (my first instructor).

What are your favorite martial arts films and/or shows?

Anything with Jackie Chan in it. He is so funny.

Where do you see yourself going in your martial arts journey in the next few years?

Hopefully, if my foot heals, I want to study with Professor Mike in jiu jitsu.

Do you remember how you found KarateForums.com? Why did you join?

I actually don't remember. But once I did find it, I talked to so many incredible people on there. Note to self: must go back to see who's still there.

Why did you stay?

See above. The people.

You've been a member since March 26, 2002. During this time, how has KarateForums.com changed in your eyes, if at all?

I feel so bad because I have not been there in so long, but it will definitely be worth a visit.

How did becoming a staff member change how you viewed the site?

I was a mod at one point, but I didn't have to do much, because most of the time the folks were pretty cool.

Are there any members here who have had a particular influence or impact on you?

Heidi.
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Patrick
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2013 10:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you for the great contributions that you made to our community, Laurie. It is amazing that you were able to culture such a great friendship with Heidi through this community. I'm glad that we are still in touch after all of these years.

Thanks again,

Patrick
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2013 10:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great interview!!

I've always enjoyed your posts both for and/or against because your posts reached into the heart of the topic, no matter what that topic might've have been.

Thank you!!


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Styles: Taekwondo, Combat Hapkido, Aikido, GRACIE, Police Krav Maga, SPEAR

PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2013 4:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good to hear from you again! I would love to see you come in and talk about your shooting sports with us in the Weapons forum! I'm sure as a competition shooter, you have lots of information to offer.

Thanks for sharing this interview with us.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 02, 2013 5:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow pretty crazy that you met Heidi here, I'd always just assumed you had trained together beforehand!

I second Brian's post too, would be great to hear your insight on competition shooting.
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