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#177253 - 08/10/05 11:41 PM New to
Zak Offline

Registered: 08/03/05
Posts: 7
Loc: Los Angeles, CA, USA
Hey everyone!

I'm pretty much new to this website. I've been in the MAs since the age of 6. I study in the arts of Traditional Karate. I have also studied Taekwondo, and Jeet Kune Do.

I had an injury from basketball that set me back a year and a half. I've been training like crazy to be back at 110% for the past 8 months. I've got some tournaments coming up as well.

So, just wanted to introduce myself among the fellow artists. Feel free to email and chat if you wish. I will be doing the same!


- Zak "Jin"
It's all in the journey.

#177254 - 08/10/05 11:44 PM Re: New to [Re: Zak]
Isshinryukid4life Offline
Professional Injury causer

Registered: 12/07/03
Posts: 2455
Loc: Knoxville.
Zak,Wecome to the MA forums.

#177255 - 08/10/05 11:48 PM Re: New to [Re: Zak]
SANCHIN31 Offline
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Registered: 12/26/04
Posts: 3783
Loc: Arkansas, U.S.
Welcome Zak! I hope you enjoy it here.

Q: When you say 'traditional karate' what style?
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#177256 - 08/11/05 12:39 AM Re: New to [Re: SANCHIN31]
Bushi_no_ki Offline

Registered: 05/03/05
Posts: 1669
Loc: POM, Monterey CA
Zak, welcome. I'm also interested in knowing which style of Karate you study. Also, good luck with your upcoming tournaments.

#177257 - 08/11/05 12:43 AM Re: New to [Re: SANCHIN31]
Zak Offline

Registered: 08/03/05
Posts: 7
Loc: Los Angeles, CA, USA

Welcome Zak! I hope you enjoy it here.

Q: When you say 'traditional karate' what style?

I train in Shito-Ryu, and Shotokan. Shito-Ryu since I started, and Shotokan for about 5 years now. Excluding the year and a half I was on the injured list. lol.

Since I train in 2 different styles of Karate, I simply say Traditional.

What about you guys?
It's all in the journey.

#177258 - 08/11/05 12:44 AM Re: New to [Re: Zak]
bo-ken Offline

Registered: 06/07/04
Posts: 1228
Loc: beaver falls, PA, beaver
Welcome to the forums its always good to see some new faces. If I may ask what style of karate?

#177259 - 08/11/05 03:56 AM Re: New to [Re: Zak]
shoshinkan Offline
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Registered: 05/10/05
Posts: 2662
Loc: UK
welcome Zak
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#177260 - 08/11/05 04:02 AM Re: New to [Re: Zak]
GaryHanson Offline

Registered: 05/25/05
Posts: 83
Loc: London, England

Hi Zak,

I am fairly new here myself.
there is a good crowd of people here

I do Shotokan.

... I'm just moving clouds today; tomorrow I'll try mountains.

#177261 - 08/11/05 05:10 AM Re: New to [Re: Zak]
Gavin Offline
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Registered: 05/11/05
Posts: 2267
Loc: Southend, Essex, UK
Howdy Zak!
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#177262 - 08/11/05 12:31 PM Re: New to [Re: bo-ken]
Zak Offline

Registered: 08/03/05
Posts: 7
Loc: Los Angeles, CA, USA

Welcome to the forums its always good to see some new faces. If I may ask what style of karate?

I study in the art of Shito-ryu, and Shotokan. Two traditional arts of Karate, so I simply say Traditional Karate.

AND thank you to all of the welcomes I've gotten, and thank you for wishing me luck on my upcoming tournaments.

You all sound like a very great crowd. I look foward to chatting with you all!

Again, thank you guys!
It's all in the journey.

#177263 - 08/11/05 04:21 PM Re: New to [Re: Zak]
Crash Offline
Buckle up!

Registered: 08/17/04
Posts: 627
Loc: Ontario, Canada
Hey Zak! this site is THE place for info, advice and almost anything else (watch out for the occasional troll though) it sounds like you have quite a bit of experience and you will definately be able to contribute to others as well,welcome!

Oh, and I'm a novice in Wado kai, I also do north american kickboxing (as aposed to muay thai) there is a large number of people with different styles here.

Edited by Crash (08/11/05 04:23 PM)
Even though you only have two arms you can still block with your forearms.

#177264 - 09/23/05 02:52 PM Re: New to [Re: Zak]
roniwankan Offline

Registered: 08/31/05
Posts: 99
Loc: Brazil, Goias
I live in Brasil and we are known by our friendship, so I will greet you in Brazilian Portuguese: E aí como vai?/Hi, what's up?
I practice Shotokan, and love karate, I would not live without karate!!!

#177265 - 09/23/05 05:29 PM Re: New to [Re: Zak]
hedkikr Offline
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Registered: 02/28/05
Posts: 2827
Loc: Southern California, USA

Welcome. I like it here, hope you do to.

I'm just down the 405 in OC but teach/train Shito-ryu Shukokai in Whittier.

Look forward to reading your posts.

#177266 - 10/22/05 11:35 AM Re: New to [Re: Zak]
goju_girl Offline

Registered: 10/19/05
Posts: 101
Loc: Canada eh!
Hey there, and welcome! Glad to see I'm not the only newbie here hope you enjoy the forum, I've only signed up a couple of days ago and I'm already hooked, hope to here from you again
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