10/02/2008 10:57am, #101
Started ITF TKD at age 12. Did that until I was 18.
Started Judo at 14 and did it sporadically till I was 24.
Did Kempo for about a year or so when I was 21.
Was in the Army for three years (18-21)
Got back into TKD (TSD actually) from 21-22.
And got back into it again 6 months ago (Chung Do Kwan)
I am going to stick with this one for a while.
10/02/2008 11:28am, #102
Started TKD at 17. Did TSD, SKF. Took Hapkido in Korea and had a break from 1989 until 2007 when I started JJJ again at 42. I'm 43 now and haven't gone a week without hitting the Dojo at least twice.
10/02/2008 11:41am, #103
Started at the age 11, now I'm 32 and had 1 hiatus of 1.5 years between 1996 and 1997 because of a car accident and now 1 hiatus of +/- 4 months (already 1 month served) until mid january 2009.
10/02/2008 11:42am, #104
- Join Date
- Feb 2007
Trained under a friend of the family who purported to have a black belt in TKD and Judo from the ages of 8 to about 11. Don't really remember many of the details of his training but upon retrospect he seemed to know what he was talking about.
From the age of 12 to age 14 I trained in Kyuki Do (one of those Korean arts that claims to mix everything from judo to hapkido to TKD to tai chi.)
At age 15 I trained in Shaolin Kempo.
At age 16 I trained in Judo for a brief time.
At age 17 I trained in Kyuki Do again for about two months.
Currently not in a martial art, but hoping to start BJJ if my schedule allows.
10/02/2008 12:05pm, #105
started Kung Fu-ery@25, then San Shou&grapplin', then SAMBO@28 until now. I am 40 years old.
10/02/2008 12:45pm, #106
10/02/2008 1:03pm, #107
started at 15yo with Shorin Ryu, then shotokan & aikido, then much time spent/wasted/what have you getting Nidan in Bujinkan, some time doing Small Circle & Danzan Ryu.
Now, at 33yo, doing Pentjak Silat Ratu Adil, FMA and boxing.
edit: oh, & some wrestling in hs, I suppose that counts for something."Judo is a study of techniques with which you may kill if you wish to kill, injure if you wish to injure, subdue if you wish to subdue, and, when attacked, defend yourself" - Jigoro Kano (1889)
***Was this quote "taken out of context"?***
"The judoist has no time to allow himself a margin for error, especially in a situation upon which his or another person's very life depends...."
~ The Secret of Judo (Jiichi Watanabe & Lindy Avakian), p.19
"Hope is not a method... nor is enthusiasm."
~ Brigadier General Gordon Toney
10/02/2008 1:06pm, #108
WTF TKD from about ages 9-17
Balintawak arnis, hapkido, aikido, kickboxing, shoot wrestling and professional wrestling through my 20s
Mostly European styles (longsword, dagger, wrestling) through my 30s
Now 43, training in Bartitsu and Ryabko Systema
10/02/2008 1:15pm, #109
Vague rememberance of classes when I was seven, but I don't count that. WTF TKD for 1.5 yrs when I was 19, started Judo classes this year. Soon to be 26.
10/02/2008 1:24pm, #110
- Join Date
- Mar 2008
Started when I was six, now 26 years old, continuous.