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Nicktheguy2014
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2023 2:03 pm    Post subject: What made you get into martial arts? Reply with quote

My story begins when I was 5. For some reason my older brothers who were 9 and 10 enjoyed picking on and tormenting me. They both played football, basketball, and baseball.

One time when we were at a family get together my brothers were both hold me down and sitting on me slapping me and giving me a Wedgie,
My cousin who was 15 at the time saw and came and stopped them, he then told me I should do karate. So he brought me to his class and j fell in love with martial arts
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Zaine
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Styles: Matsumura-Seito, Shobayashi-Ryu, Shudokan, Long Fist, American Street Karate, Southern Mantis, HEMA

PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2023 4:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was home schooled and I needed a P.E. activity. We knew a guy who was giving karate lessons for free. It took me about a year to really get into it, but once I was hooked... I was hooked.
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Nicktheguy2014
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2023 4:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Zaine wrote:
I was home schooled and I needed a P.E. activity. We knew a guy who was giving karate lessons for free. It took me about a year to really get into it, but once I was hooked... I was hooked.
thatís awesome
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aurik
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2023 5:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The original karate kid movie (and karate kid part 2) were my inspiration.
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DarthPenguin
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2023 3:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

For myself rather typical. People started picking on me when i was about 5 due to my ethnic origin (am mixed race, which was a bigger deal back then!). Was getting in fights daily so my dad sent me to a karate class in one of the crazier parts of the West of Scotland - was a 1.5hr drive each way and my dad took me 4 times a week! Enjoyed the class and it paid dividends so a win/win!

Have pretty much trained ever since other than the odd bit of time off due to injuries and when kids were first born
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Fat Cobra
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2023 10:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

aurik wrote:
The original karate kid movie (and karate kid part 2) were my inspiration.


Same here!
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sensei8
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2023 4:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The need to eat lunch when I was in elementary school.

As a second grader, I was bullied every day at school by the same group of 6th graders. Everyday they'd get me, mostly whenever I was in the boys' restroom, at every chance that they could to take my lunch money.

They'd corner me and give me a nice gut shot.

I'd get home after school and raid the fridge. Shortly, my raiding the fridge caught my mom's attention. She'd question me, however, I never told her the real reason for as long as I could.

I told my mom. She went to the school to raise all terror. Mom paid for lunches by the week; she'd go to the school every Monday. So I had no money to be robbed from me but I was still being bullied.

So, mom enrolled me into a local Karate school...the rest, as they say, is history.



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bushido_man96
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 30, 2023 8:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My dad introduced me when I was really young, probably around 6 or 8 or so. He just drug me along to a few classes he went to. I wasn't a committed student at that time, but the seed had been planted.

Fast forward to my 8th grade year, a buddy of mine talked me into coming to a TKD class. That was it.
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KarateKen
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 24, 2023 1:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I did it for the money.
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Zaine
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 24, 2023 8:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

KarateKen wrote:
I did it for the money.
You were making money learning karate?
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