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S/O Why I am in Martial Arts

Posted by on Jan. 1, 2013 at 1:45 PM
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I have been replying to a post in here involving a lady who needs help. I was in an abusive relationship seven years ago. Long story short, the man I am married to now got me and the kids out, but because I was bold enough to hold my ex accountable through the courts, he told his sister that he was going to shoot me. At the time, I had NO self-esteem and no confidence in myself whatsoever. Well, my father owns a building where I live, and a man teaches martial arts there. I talked to him, and I got me AND MY KIDS in it. That was 4 1/2 years ago, and while we have not hit black, the progress we made together brought us closer as a family. If I can figure mobile out, I will post a pic of us just after our last exam taken Feb of last year. Since then, my older son quit after graduating high school, and my younger two have advanced a rank ahead of me due to me having medical problems on the day of the exam. My daughter has also since gone on to win the State Sparring Championship.
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momma-flynn
by ♥Gee Willickers♥ on Jan. 1, 2013 at 1:47 PM
That's great!
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rhope4
by on Jan. 1, 2013 at 1:49 PM
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This is us. I ran out of space, but my daughter won State for her division in Sparring. I intend to go all the way to Black Belt with this. Would I be able to take my ex in a fight? Who knows? But what I DO know is that I have a confidence I did not have this time five years ago. Self defense will benefit anyone who takes it.
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ccnstanczak
by Save Humanity! on Jan. 1, 2013 at 1:56 PM

  I LOVE MARTIAL ARTS. love it.

my dad and i got our white belts together (and we took tai chi together too.

a new dojo just opened up in my little town and im sooo excited!!

rhope4
by on Jan. 1, 2013 at 2:23 PM
What kind? Ours is American Soryu, and we have our solid brown belts. My younger two are first stripe. There is a second and third stripe, and then black. We are in the advanced levels.

Quoting ccnstanczak:

  I LOVE MARTIAL ARTS. love it.


my dad and i got our white belts together (and we took tai chi together too.


a new dojo just opened up in my little town and im sooo excited!!

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FooLynRoo
by on Jan. 1, 2013 at 3:00 PM
That's fantastic, my son is an adult black belt and DH is a second degree, although karate is not personally for me...I love that my guys are into it
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FooLynRoo
by on Jan. 1, 2013 at 3:01 PM
My guys do american kenpo, son also took a little over a yead of wing chun
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rhope4
by on Jan. 1, 2013 at 3:26 PM
Kenpo sounds familiar. I think my instructor may have studied that system, but he teaches American Soryu. He is an 8th degree.

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My guys do american kenpo, son also took a little over a yead of wing chun
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lovelove211
by Silver Member on Jan. 1, 2013 at 6:38 PM
Found it :) thanks for posting this. It does sound like a great idea and I might look into that
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