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SDF_3rdDegree
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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2015 2:10 pm    Post subject: My Martial Arts Story Reply with quote

My Winless Victory
My foot pads are on, hand pads strapped, and mouth guard in. I go to the middle of the ring reeking of intimidation. We touch gloves and the fight begins. Two minutes, that is all the time a fighter has to prove themselves in sport taekwondo sanctioned fights. If youíre lucky, you last the two minutes, but many times the fight ends early on the mercy rule meaning your opponent has scored so many points it is deemed impossible for you to catch up. Here I am at sixteen years old, in the finals of the biggest tournament in North America known as Diamond Nationals. Iím exhausted, barely surviving and my entire body is glued to the mat.
Fighting is my obsession. I am addicted to the speed and intensity that is unmatched anywhere else in life. I have traveled across the country only to lose in the first round. I have won tournaments that are ten miles away. For me, a competition is a competition and Iím willing to go anywhere to bang it out in the ring.

With thirty seconds left, the universe became one and all the stars aligned. I was down 3-1 and I scored off of a bad call. He clearly blocked my hand technique but I gladly took the point. Fifteen seconds left and I stole lead! I stopped for a second and imagined myself hoisting the trophy up. That was all he needed to score. It was the end of regulation and we were tied at 4-4.
Overtime is simple, the first person to score wins the fight. My primal instincts kicked in and muscle memory took over. I had done this a million times and didnít allow myself to feel depressed about letting him score in the final seconds. I scored twenty seconds into overtime with a fade away kick, it was too easy. I wouldnít have had it any other way: overtime against a top contender ending with my most successful technique. I won Diamond Nationals! A sudden joy overtook my body like nothing I have ever felt before. The crowd looked shocked and a look of disbelief consumed my opponent. I had no cheering section at the beginning of the fight but the applause and emphatic cheers during the trophy presentation was overwhelming. I am the 2014 Class A (stands for amateur) lightweight Diamond Nationals champion in the eighteen to twenty-nine year old division. I just won a national championship.
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bushido_man96
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Joined: 31 Mar 2006
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Styles: Taekwondo, Combat Hapkido, Aikido, GRACIE

PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2015 11:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats!
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Bulltahr
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PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2015 12:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats man, that is a big one to tick off the "list".
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Wastelander
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Joined: 18 Oct 2010
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Styles: Shorin-Ryu, Shuri-Ryu, Judo, KishimotoDi

PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2015 7:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congratulations, and welcome to the forum!
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sensei8
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Joined: 23 Feb 2008
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Location: Houston, TX
Styles: Shindokan Saitou-ryu [Shuri-te/Okinawa-te based]

PostPosted: Sun May 24, 2015 1:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wastelander wrote:
Congratulations, and welcome to the forum!

I wholeheartedly concur!! Welcome to KF; glad that you're here!!



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

PostPosted: Sun May 24, 2015 2:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats and welcome to KF!
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Karate_John
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PostPosted: Sun May 24, 2015 3:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, amazing story. And welcome to Karate fourms.
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JohnASE
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2015 6:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nicely told. Is it true?
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jmayfield478
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 11, 2015 11:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats!
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royenbryan
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 23, 2015 3:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats Man, really amazing story!
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