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Spartacus Maximus
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Styles: Shorin ryu

PostPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2019 5:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well there maybe something there, as many if not all martial arts were spread far and wide by those whose military duty allowed them to discover and learn martial arts. Access to martial arts training has only been possible for ordinary folks for a few decades. Before that, training was restricted to social class and/or occupation such as police forces or military.
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sensei8
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Joined: 23 Feb 2008
Posts: 14819
Location: Houston, TX
Styles: Shindokan Saitou-ryu [Shuri-te/Okinawa-te based]

PostPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's always something to learn; always the student, that's why I still forge forward in learning that which is effective in and out of the MA. Who am I?? A MA student!!



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Kung fu master warrior
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Joined: 11 Oct 2019
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Styles: Shao Lin

PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Balance and peace
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Alan Armstrong
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 12, 2019 5:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kung fu master warrior wrote:
Balance and peace
Welcome to the forum Kung fu master warrior.
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Nevinyrral
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Joined: 16 Jul 2010
Posts: 267
Location: Poland
Styles: Karate

PostPosted: Thu Oct 24, 2019 7:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I started MA i middle school with kung fu. It was mostly to get in shape an learn to fight. But I stopped training in highschool and started to train karate in college. I had lots of free time. Now Im training mostly to someday teach others.
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TheStlyer92
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Joined: 14 Jan 2020
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:34 pm    Post subject: Re: What is your reason for learning martial arts? Reply with quote

Alan Armstrong wrote:
Why learn martial arts?


Hi I am new here.

My reason usually was

Self-Defence.
Physical Fitness.
Mental Confidence.

Interest in the culture of the martial art I was practising.

Whenever I practice, I feel confident, like breathing, it is something very natural to me and there is nothing in life that feels more natural to me than fighting and practicing.

Sadly this time is over now after I was badly injured... Maybe I am capable of starting again one day, but before that, a few things need to be sorted out with my body first.

I practiced many martial arts, suceeded in many competitions and I obtained many belt grades in systems such as Karate, TKD, Gjogsul etc...
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sensei8
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Joined: 23 Feb 2008
Posts: 14819
Location: Houston, TX
Styles: Shindokan Saitou-ryu [Shuri-te/Okinawa-te based]

PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:58 pm    Post subject: Re: What is your reason for learning martial arts? Reply with quote

TheStlyer92 wrote:
Alan Armstrong wrote:
Why learn martial arts?


Hi I am new here.

My reason usually was

Self-Defence.
Physical Fitness.
Mental Confidence.

Interest in the culture of the martial art I was practising.

Whenever I practice, I feel confident, like breathing, it is something very natural to me and there is nothing in life that feels more natural to me than fighting and practicing.

Sadly this time is over now after I was badly injured... Maybe I am capable of starting again one day, but before that, a few things need to be sorted out with my body first.

I practiced many martial arts, suceeded in many competitions and I obtained many belt grades in systems such as Karate, TKD, Gjogsul etc...

Welcome to KF, TheStlyer92; glad that you're here!!



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aurik
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Joined: 08 Nov 2016
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Location: Denver, CO
Styles: Shuri-Ryu, Uechi-Ryu

PostPosted: Wed Jan 15, 2020 3:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My reasons have changed over the years. When I was in high school, it was because of The Karate Kid and other MA movies. After I graduated college and went off to live on my own for the first time, I joined a dojo because of my previous enjoyment with martial arts, and I wanted to get out of my apartment more.

Now that I'm a parent, I want my son to learn karate for the self-discipline and fitness aspects. I'm doing karate with him to try to be a role model for him, and to boost my own personal fitness.
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mjh1969
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Joined: 06 Jul 2020
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Location: Cypress, CA
Styles: Shotokan

PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2020 11:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I train because I love martial arts. I love the discipline of eating right, learning new katas and for sparring. I have loved martial arts since I was 11 years old.
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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: Mon Jul 06, 2020 2:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mjh1969 wrote:
I train because I love martial arts. I love the discipline of eating right, learning new katas and for sparring. I have loved martial arts since I was 11 years old.

Welcome to KF, mjh1969; glad that you're here!!



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