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  • 6 months - 1 year

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  • 2 years

    10 11.24%
  • 3 years

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  • 4 years

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  • 5 - 10 years

    14 15.73%
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  • 15 - 20 years

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    How long have you been training? Vote and post your answer. If you want share a little about your training history.
    Last edited by Rob Broad; 04-27-2006 at 08:19 PM.
    Quality outweighs quantity every time.

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    I have been training in Kenpo for almost 21 years. There is simply no other art like it.


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    I celebrated 25 yrs of training this past June.
    Quality outweighs quantity every time.

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    2 years of training,
    1 foot injury,
    2 rib injuries,
    and many muscle pulls.

    Wouldn't trade it for the world.


    What have I learned from this???

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    I hit 14 years in October.... 12 in Kara-Ho Kempo. I will train for life-

    Congrats to Mr Seabrook (I actually go by Jamey also, spelled slightly differently) and Mr broad on their years of training---

    These are great topics to jump-start conversations also! Even I can answer them, albeit with some effort...

    Have a great night everyone!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dianhsuhe
    I hit 14 years in October.... 12 in Kara-Ho Kempo. I will train for life-

    Congrats to Mr Seabrook (I actually go by Jamey also, spelled slightly differently) and Mr broad on their years of training---

    These are great topics to jump-start conversations also! Even I can answer them, albeit with some effort...

    Have a great night everyone!

    James
    Yes I have 25 yrs training, but I started on my 12th birthday so I am quite ready for the nursing home yet.
    Quality outweighs quantity every time.

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    6 years, boy have they flew. I seem t0 have been flying more in the past 2 as well
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    9 years, wow time flies.

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    I got serious about the martial arts about 10 years ago. I wanted to study kenpo (I think I got really inspired one night after watching "The Perfect Weapon" for the um-teenth time at 2 in the morning on TBS) but couldn't find a school.

    I settled for a Japanese Jiu-Jitsu school under the banner of Midori Yamma Budakai (whatever that means.lol) It was the only alternative to TKD in the area. I'd taken TKD as a kid and it wasn't very appealing to me. We grappled more than anything else. Granted, I understand and embrace the importance of good ground skills but I didn't feel comfortable relying soley on those skills for self defense. =)

    Luckily, I moved here in '99 and found a Kenpo instructor. At the time he was teaching out of an aerobics room at the Golds Gym. Last year he bought a 4400 sq foot building and opened up the areas first official Kenpo Karate school. =)
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    I've been training in Kenpo for two years and I have to admit I'm a Kenpo addict, I need HELP.

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    I have been training for about 3yrs now..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Southwell
    I've been training in Kenpo for two years and I have to admit I'm a Kenpo addict, I need HELP.
    There are 12 step programs for many addictions unfortunately with us it is not the case case. In kenpo it is usually 24 techniques, a set and form, and tons of practice. Then you are no longer addicted to that belt level but a whole new addiction begins for the next level.
    Quality outweighs quantity every time.

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    ...I find myself going into "DT's" if I miss a class or two..lol =)
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    I hear ya, Brother

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    Some Judo
    1 year Shotokan
    3 years Take One's Dough
    ... coming up on 27 years in Kenpo this coming July.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Broad
    Yes I have 25 yrs training, but I started on my 12th birthday so I am quite ready for the nursing home yet.
    Mr. Broad: I will save you and Billings a spot in that Kenpo Retirement Home for those too stupid to quit, or without knowledge or desire to. Don't worry, it will be near the toliet!
    You're way past the "hobby" Kenpo, you're into the "way of life" Kenpo...It ain't so bad really and...you no longer have a choice anyway.
    Happy New Year!
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    Quote Originally Posted by S. LaBounty
    Mr. Broad: I will save you and Billings a spot in that Kenpo Retirement Home for those too stupid to quit, or without knowledge or desire to. Don't worry, it will be near the toliet!
    You're way past the "hobby" Kenpo, you're into the "way of life" Kenpo...It ain't so bad really and...you no longer have a choice anyway.
    Happy New Year!
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    Thank you sir.

    Happy New year
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    I've been training since the 1970's.
    Just because you do something one way, does not mean that everyone else does it that way, or that it is even the correct way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seig
    I've been training since the 1970's.
    That gest you a room 1 door closer to the dining rom that me. Bit you need your own nurse.
    Quality outweighs quantity every time.

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    3 years as of this past September with an average of probably 12 hours per week for the entire time.
    The test: "Will this work so that I can use it instinctively in vital combat against an opponent who is determined to prevent me from doing so, and who is striving to eliminate me by fair means or foul?" ~ Col. Rex Applegate

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