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Dr. Flem
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 29, 2004 11:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks krunchy.
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The Saint
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Joined: 15 Aug 2003
Posts: 441
Location: Dartmouth, NS Canada
Styles: Tae Kwon Do ITF

PostPosted: Thu Dec 30, 2004 12:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice to read, thanks
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aefibird
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Joined: 26 Oct 2003
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Location: UK
Styles: Past and present: 2 styles of Karate, TKD, Aikido, Wing Chun, some Tai Chi

PostPosted: Fri Dec 31, 2004 10:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dr. Flem wrote:
In all honesty aefibird, that article actually brought a tear to my eye. I've always had pretty low self confidence and I'm just "recovering" from a mental illness. This illness has kept me secluded from everybody and everything around me. Over the past couple of weeks, I've decided to take my recovery even further and I'll be taking my first Shotokan class next week. I just hope that the MA lifestyle will touch me as it has touched you.

Thank you very much for a great read.


Thanks for reading, Doc. I hope that your Shotokan classes work out great for you!
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Cmon
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Joined: 14 Jan 2005
Posts: 207

Styles: Jeet Kune Do

PostPosted: Fri Jan 28, 2005 2:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great article brilliant read.

I feel i can relate to you as MA has given me more confidence.
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bushido_man96
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Joined: 31 Mar 2006
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Location: Hays, KS
Styles: Taekwondo, Combat Hapkido, Aikido, GRACIE

PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2006 5:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice article. Your experiences are very easy to relate to!
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badclams
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Joined: 16 Nov 2006
Posts: 65
Location: Oregon Coast
Styles: Open Hand Kempo

PostPosted: Sun Nov 19, 2006 8:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice read, and thank you for sharing. wow, I can relate to the school thing too. I love going to class. I feel like the real me when im leaving the Dojo, and even my friends notice the difference in my attitude. I was in Karate when I was a kid but we allways moved, and I never had a chance to make any rank. so last December I seen a school nearby where I used to live, I moved some 52 miles away. but I still make the drive twice a week and am testing for my purple next month. I love the way I feel now, like I have something everyone envys'. unlike all the material stuff, I actually have goals that I can see myself achieving. better yet they cannot be repo'd or stolen from me.
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Shotokan-kez
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Joined: 13 May 2006
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Location: Manchester uk
Styles: shotokan karate

PostPosted: Sun Nov 19, 2006 3:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow that was a brilliant read, and yes it brought a tear to my eye too! I can also relate to a lot that you were saying, as i am sure a lot of others can to. I myself am an ex alcoholic and suffered with severe post-natel depression, as a result i have a panick dissorder. My karate also helped me throughout it all, i can now have 2 beers and then go home, i no longer take medication and i can keep my anxiety under control.
You are an inspiration to us all...i truly mean that, well done and keep being proud of yourself!

Kez x
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Semaj
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Joined: 10 Mar 2007
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Location: Chicago

PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2007 8:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just another testimony of the beauty of martial arts.

btw i thought you were a guy until the end!
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shogeri
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Joined: 16 Jun 2005
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2007 8:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice, very nice!


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Bsal1981
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 9:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Most of we has a kind of attractions and love to this game as you do have, It is a great thought which you have presented in this articles and I praise it very much.
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