An introduction

Discussion in 'General Martial Arts Discussion' started by kandi, Mar 13, 2017.

  1. kandi

    kandi Valued Member

    I'm new here so thought I'd say hi, and introduce myself.

    I have studied karate for ~ 18 months and train 3 or 4 times a week.

    We practice a full contact style, but I'm not a school snob... I think that most martial arts will contribute to your mental and physical well being and contribute to your self defence skills, and there is (almost) always something you can learn from others.


    I'm about half way through the kyu belts in my club. I personally am not yet at the level of full contact sparring, but getting there. I'm really hoping that I can keep learning and increasing the level of contact and speed. Seems to be a bit of a mental challenge, because sometimes it "clicks" and sparring is awesome and relaxed and effective, and other times I overthink it and freeze up.

    I also run, mostly sprint intervals, but sometimes 5 kms. I really enjoy the increase in physical fitness and mental clarity from working out regularly.

    Anyway, that's me! Still a beginner, but an enthusiastic one.
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  3. Hannibal

    Hannibal Cry HAVOC and let slip the Dogs of War!!! Supporter

    Howdy doody!
  4. Mitch

    Mitch Lord Mitch of MAP Admin

    Welcome aboard :)
  5. Giovanni

    Giovanni Well-Known Member Supporter

    welcome to map.
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  7. aikiMac

    aikiMac aikido + boxing = very good Moderator Supporter

    You, sir, are awesome. :)
    Welcome to MAP.
  8. kandi

    kandi Valued Member

    Thanks for the warm welcome.

    PS I'm one of the MAP's lovely ladies.
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  10. aikiMac

    aikiMac aikido + boxing = very good Moderator Supporter

    LOL, I'll remember that! :D
  11. Frodocious

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    Welcome to MAP! :)
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