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#287960 - 09/23/06 11:48 PM New User
nelsdogg Offline
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Registered: 09/23/06
Posts: 11
Loc: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Hey All,

I am a newly registered user!

I'm 15 and I study Kyokushin Karate at a local dojo ( I am going for a junior black belt soon ). This site appears to be very informative and needless to say, I will be asking some questinos

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#287961 - 09/24/06 02:05 AM Re: New User [Re: nelsdogg]
hedkikr Offline
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Registered: 02/28/05
Posts: 2827
Loc: Southern California, USA
Welcome. This is a great place but watch out for the trolls.

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#287962 - 09/24/06 12:56 PM Re: New User [Re: nelsdogg]
Steel91 Offline
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Registered: 05/25/06
Posts: 451
Loc: Alabama
Hey man, welcome, I'm 15 also and getting ready to go up for blackbelt in Shotokan. Now I'm just glad I'm not the yougest one here.
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#287963 - 09/24/06 04:23 PM Re: New User [Re: nelsdogg]
underdog Offline
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Registered: 09/18/04
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Welcome from one of the oldest.
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#287964 - 09/24/06 04:34 PM Re: New User [Re: nelsdogg]
Dudley32 Offline
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Registered: 10/25/05
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Loc: Indiana
Welcome!

If you wouldn't mind could you share with us what it is like training in kyokushin karate? I have heard a lot of good reviews but never really from someone who actually practiced it. Thanks

Matt
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#287965 - 09/24/06 07:15 PM Re: New User [Re: nelsdogg]
Crash Offline
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Welcome to fightingarts dude!
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#287966 - 09/25/06 12:21 AM Re: New User [Re: nelsdogg]
PaulHart Offline
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Hello, and welcome to FightingArts.com. I am glad you have stopped by and I hope you will learn and input things. Remember before you post a question, we have a great search funtion and it may have already been asked and answered. If not, post away. Have a great stay.
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#287967 - 09/25/06 10:54 PM Re: New User [Re: Dudley32]
nelsdogg Offline
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Registered: 09/23/06
Posts: 11
Loc: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Hey Matt

I really enjoying practising Kyokushin Karate but I can't really compare it with any other MA, as I do not do any others, but I will also be taking up Wing Chun Kung Fu next year.

The Dojo that I attend is VERY small with only three seniors, my sensei is 4th or 5th dan and there are two nidans. In addition, there are about 5 students including me in attendance.

As such, our facilities aren't too great and we train in a rented church hall.

Kyokushin isn't that hard core that you would expect it to be, probably because I am only a junior myself and we aren't allowed to participate in full-contact, for safety reasons.


Edited by nelsdogg (09/25/06 11:47 PM)

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#287968 - 09/28/06 12:53 PM Re: New User [Re: nelsdogg]
Alejandro Offline
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Registered: 05/02/02
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Welcome to the forums and thanks for the introduction.
Three yudansha and a handful of mudansha sounds awesome to me! I've always enjoyed the smaller groups, though it is too bad that your facilities are sub-par. I trained in an ancient warehouse for years, so I understand.
Best of luck to you in your training
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