How old were you when you started martial arts and what style

Discussion in 'Survey' started by jfleshner, Jan 2, 2009.

  1. jfleshner

    jfleshner Valued Member

    I was 14 and the style was Okinawan Karate. I am now 36 and starting kempo jujitsu.
  2. Moosey

    Moosey invariably, a moose Supporter

    I started wado ryu karate when I was about 6. Then I quit for loads of years and took up shotokan karate when I was 19 - I'd always intended to take up karate again 'cos I missed doing it.
  3. TKDragon

    TKDragon Valued Member

    I started Northern Shaolin Kung Fu at about 15 and I currently do TKD which I started at 38.
  4. tellner

    tellner Valued Member

    10 years old, fencing and Judo
  5. Genkuro

    Genkuro Valued Member

    Sixx or seven ish i think, freestyle karate.
  6. Cowardly Clyde

    Cowardly Clyde Valued Member

    I was 10 - Shotokan Karate, on & off since then, various styles, clubs etc...
  7. yinyangfu

    yinyangfu New Member

    First martial arts

    I was in my early twenties when I studied Bok Fu. I am now practicing Kuk Sool Won, and I'm in my late forties.
  8. Genkuro

    Genkuro Valued Member

    I feel like I am starting all over again mind you lot, leaving at fifteen to drink loads and smoke and coming back is almost like being worse than a beginner because you know things but you don't because you're body's changed so much and you aint been training over that period.
  9. Fish Of Doom

    Fish Of Doom Will : Mind : Motion Supporter

    11, ****o-ryu karate
  10. d0ugbug

    d0ugbug learning to smile

    6 kickboxing - 20 years later and I'm still doing it.

    Have played with TKD, Ju Jitsuo and Kenpo along the way
  11. 8

    Shotokan Karate
  12. Rogue x7x

    Rogue x7x Valued Member

    I was near 11 when I started Freestyle Karate. Best decision my parents ever took for me lol
  13. Southpaw535

    Southpaw535 Well-Known Member Moderator Supporter

    bjj at 15. although i did a few months of karate when i was about 7/8
  14. Tansy

    Tansy I train ninja guinea pigs

    I was 21 and started TKD in Surrey four years later I carried it on in London, then left to get surgery. Currently not doing much.
  15. Frodocious

    Frodocious She who MUST be obeyed! Moderator Supporter

    Bujinkan Ninjutsu - 17
    Muay Thai - 23
    Capoeira - 31
    Iaido - 31
    BJJ - 34
    Judo - 34
  16. DaeHanL

    DaeHanL FortuneCracker

    i took tkd back in the mother-land when i was around 7
    since then i've taken-
    Sil Lum Pai Gung Fu @14
    Chinese Kenpo @ 16
    "nucleus" jkd- 16
    "Concepts" JKD- since 22
    savate since 23
    BJJ- since 23
  17. Sam

    Sam Absent-ish member

    Aged 8 - Wado Ryu Karate

    I've only been training consistently for 8/9 years though due to health and hormones.
  18. Bodhi Surfer

    Bodhi Surfer Valued Member

    TKD back in 1973! :eek:That makes me feel very old.

    Currently doing Yang Tai Chi & Wing Chun:)
  19. Van Zandt

    Van Zandt Mr. High Kick

    4 years old, WTF-style TKD.
  20. Jang Bong

    Jang Bong Speak softly....big stick

    OK - here's the old guy :rolleyes: Started Tang Soo Do after I'd turned 40 - kept with it for about 5 years, but life changed and I've done nothing for a couple of years now.

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