How Long?

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How long have you been training?

  1. under 1yr

    7 vote(s)
  2. Over 1yr

    4 vote(s)
  3. Over 2yrs

    6 vote(s)
  4. Over 3yrs

    2 vote(s)
  5. Over 4yrs

    1 vote(s)
  6. Over 5yrs

    3 vote(s)
  7. 5 - 10yrs

    6 vote(s)
  8. 10 - 15yrs

    9 vote(s)
  9. 15 - 20 yrs

    9 vote(s)
  10. 20+ yrs

    7 vote(s)
  1. Freeform

    Freeform Fully operational War-Pig Supporter

    Easy enough question, how long have you been training in MA?

    Feel free to include any breaks you've had (not bones) and if you've had any 'intensive' training. By which I mean living with a hermit in a cave for 4yrs, or the equivalent.

    I've been training for around 11yrs now Goshin Do Tai Jitsu all the way. Over the last 4yrs I've pick up Judo and Karate, and about a year ago started training in Aikido with Tintin. Few others but not really worth mentioning.

    Over to y'all!

  2. YODA

    YODA The Woofing Admin Supporter

    Started in 1977 (I think!)

    Karate until 1984 then moved to JKD etc. which is still my main focus. Found my current Instructor in 1994.

    Started Doce Pares Eskrima in late 1993, found my current Instructor in 1997.

    Did 3 years of pretty intense Muay Thai 1993-6 (ish) grading up to junior instructor level & both winnning & losing in the ring - MT is a big part of the JKDC blend that we do so it's still a major chunk of my training.

    Trainined in Serrada Escrima for about 3 years around 92-95.

    Fenced competitively too and qualified to coach foil.

    Qualified as a fitness instructor specialising in physiology & kinesiology, with other modules in resistance training, circuit training & aerobic training.

    Dabbled in Judo, Wing Chun and a few others but nothing to write home about.
  3. So far, I've only been in to Aikido for a little over 2 years now. I hope to be doing it forever though.:love:

    Fuzzy Panther
  4. Melanie

    Melanie Bend the rules somewhat.. Supporter

    Shotokan 2.5 years
    Self Defence 11 months
    Arnis 7 months
  5. LilBunnyRabbit

    LilBunnyRabbit Old One

    Nine years six months in Choi. Just on the borderline to ten. :(
  6. TkdWarrior

    TkdWarrior Valued Member

    6.5 or little more in TKD, MT
    started off with MT(with JKD concepts, my unc was too much influenced with bruce lee) practicing at most 8 hr per day... after school...hard training was till my unc was herre then he my timings dropped from 8 to 4 hrs then almost 0

    that's when i joined TKD(2.5 yrs later) again started hard training
    around 5-6 hrs...for next 8 months took break from TKD n started doing tai chi(now about 4-5 months)training hours is now around 3-4 hrs...
    without any breaks in a week, no rest hours...
    the kind of training in tai chi i m doin is like very slow mostly standing meditation(which helped me a bit in gaining weight n then loosing too :p)
    hav tried different style of MA like WC, Wrestling, Boxing
    but i still miss my MT training which was far more intensive than anyother styles
  7. Cain

    Cain New Member

    Started in 2000, ended up like a beaten down sack 'cause of the training. :D

  8. Cain

    Cain New Member

    Hmm....I m the only one with over 1 year so far.....feel lonely :(
  9. wayofthedragon

    wayofthedragon The Defender

    I started in the math

    Trained in various martial arts...........
    mainly: Jeet kune do concepts,wingchun, kick boxing and brazilian jujitsu (3 years)
    Shaolin and capoeira (1 year)
    Wado ryu karate (4 months)
    In between I did some self training as well as training with others in there styles. Currently I am searching for a school which I have been for a while, but transportation and money is an issue.
    Last edited: May 24, 2003
  10. Brad Ellin

    Brad Ellin Baba

    I started in Tang So Do back in 1976. From there I went to TKD for a while. Short break from 1979 to 1981, then back to TKD. For the next year I touched upon (some more than others) White Crain Kung Fu, Aikido, Judo, Boxing, Hapkido, Kuk Sool Wan (sp?), Shotokan, Isshinryu Karate, Kempo, Pa Kua and JKD. In August of of 1982 I embarked on my journey in Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu (Ninjutus) and have been primarily concentrating on that, with the occasional foray back into Aikido and some Ju-jutsu and TKD and Escrima and Kendo.

    I think that about sums it up.
  11. Cudgel

    Cudgel The name says it all

    i strated in 2000 with the SCA learning there stick fighting. Currently I am learning true swordsmanship I hope. with hope to be able one day open a school some where or work in one which ever is needed.
  12. JediMasterChris

    JediMasterChris Columbo

    I started Kendo 7 Years ago, and Muay Thai almost a month ago, I started Tai Chi when I was 11 and I kind of regret starting it so early, at that young of an age I was waisting my time because I didn't have a full understanding of what it meant.
  13. KarateKid1975

    KarateKid1975 New Member

    I started almost three years ago (in October) in Tang Soo Do. Then I moved. Now I do Tae Kwon Do Moo Duk Kwan.

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