Your reason for practicing Martial arts

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    Aug 17, 2013 4:23 PM GMT
    I was put in martial arts class so that i could defend myself in school. At age 5 my mother had realized that i was a homo and figured that she would not let me turn into " the bullied gay kid ". It helped me out alot and the entire time i was in school i was never bullied for being gay and if someone tried anything they learned quick.

    If you were put in martial arts or currently attend classes, whats your reasons ?
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    Aug 17, 2013 5:02 PM GMT
    stayawayfromjuicyjuice saidkind of wish that i continued with that shit but i left it because my karate instructor was a fucking fiend. we were like kids @ the time though. icon_sad.gif dude would be requesting membership fee money and wouldn't give us the uniforms. he was one of those black supremacist, spin off muslim sect guys that worked for youth division of nj department of corrections. he was connected to the streets too.


    Thats way different from my experience, i'm sorry you experienced that
  • HottJoe

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    Aug 17, 2013 5:19 PM GMT
    It's great exercise, boosts confidence, and it's a good way to get my anger out.
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    Aug 17, 2013 5:30 PM GMT
    I am a martial arts instructor and have my own school.

    Everyone who is interested in a martial art, please find a LEGITIMATE BRAZILIAN JIU JITSU SCHOOL....and try it out!!

    If you do not know they are good or not...pm the area where you live and I will help you find one!!

    YOU WILL LOVE IT.

    IT IS UNLIKE KARATE OR TKD...IT IS REAL, IT IS ADDICTING, IT IS FUN, AND THE STUFF ACTUALLY WORKS!!

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    Aug 17, 2013 5:36 PM GMT
    americanmaterial saidI am a martial arts instructor and have my own school.

    Everyone who is interested in a martial art, please find a LEGITIMATE BRAZILIAN JIU JITSU SCHOOL....and try it out!!

    If you do not know they are good or not...pm the area where you live and I will help you find one!!

    YOU WILL LOVE IT.

    IT IS UNLIKE KARATE OR TKD...IT IS REAL, IT IS ADDICTING, IT IS FUN, AND THE STUFF ACTUALLY WORKS!!



    I was in Jujitsu for a while in my teens.... that was the last thing i took before starting weapons training Kobudo
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    Aug 17, 2013 5:50 PM GMT
    CopperDevil saidI was put in martial arts class so that i could defend myself in school. At age 5 my mother had realized that i was a homo and figured that she would not let me turn into " the bullied gay kid ". It helped me out alot and the entire time i was in school i was never bullied for being gay and if someone tried anything they learned quick.

    If you were put in martial arts or currently attend classes, whats your reasons ?

    Very impressed with your mom und with you for sticking with it!

    I did Ju-Jutsu for 5 years in my late teens, mostly to be able to defend myself. (It's what German cops learn, we had a police academy where I grew up) It did wonders for my self-esteem and my general fitness and flexibility. It focused mainly on incapacitating and containing the other guy, which lost its appeal after a while (all those kicks to the groin and the knees were pretty cruel I thought). The thought of fighting as sport also never grew on me, (I'm a lover, not a fighter.) so I never missed it after giving it up.
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    Aug 17, 2013 5:59 PM GMT
    My first experience was with TKD. And though I liked it at the time it is definetly one of the more inneffective arts out there.(Having said that any art is effective if you take the time to master it and are going against a less masterful person). My real experiance began when I was 14, and I was in military school. I would get my ass beat quite frequently. And by that I mean getting hit upside the head with ammo cans. So naturally I began studying from books how to protect myself and practiced with friends. Then that summer I enrolled in an American Karate course, and became addicted to it. My teacher was a 6'5" 250 black guy, who was and still is one of the fastest motherfuckers I've seen. He can literally hit you across the room. Anywho I loved the aspect of individual mental and physical mastery as I never played any team sports and am an individual, and my teacher was like a father figure who we both consider each other family. I became really good and would travel with him to compete in many different tournements. I also worked there to pay for my karate lessons because my mom couldn't afford them. Then I joined the mil and stopped training but I can still do all the shit I did back in the day because it's been burned into my DNA by all the training. One day I'm opening up my own school. I'd like it to be within the next 2-3 years.
  • SanEsteban

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    Aug 17, 2013 6:09 PM GMT
    Martial Arts centers a person and brings a high level of discipline. It teaches respect and honor to others. I am a black belt in TaeKwonDo and have never regretted my studying martial arts. I continue to study and find and learn something new every time I practice. When I originally started TaeKwonDo, it was for self defense but I learned quickly there was so much more to the art. I highly encourage everyone to study martial arts... you will be pleased and impressed with what you will learn!
  • toastvenom

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    Aug 17, 2013 6:18 PM GMT
    HottJoe saidIt's great exercise, boosts confidence, and it's a good way to get my anger out.


    I prefer to direct my anger at those who incurred it in the first place. Yeah, I'm talking to you social dystopia
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    Aug 17, 2013 6:33 PM GMT
    As a kid, I was influenced from dragonball z, yu yu hakusho, power rangers and martial arts films. I couldn't afford lessons so my friends who had lessons taught me what they knew.

    I joined the dojo 4 years ago officially in Goju Ryu Karate. At this point point I train for the physical, mental and somewhat spiritual aspects. When I first joined the dojo I was a loner, pessimistic, violent, and somewhat reckless.

    With the exception of my occasional desire for solitude, and love for fighting, I made a complete 180

    Pazzy- As for as registering as a lethal weapon is concerned, to be honest i'm not sure if that's even "legal". There are many people who believe that it's a myth, and some people profit off of it, but I will definitely look into it a bit more. Also feel free to message me if you have any questions.