Discussion in 'General Martial Arts Discussion' started by Noomi, Feb 7, 2015.

  1. Noomi

    Noomi Valued Member

    Hello everyone, my name is Noomi (not really, but call me that anyway) and I was looking around for a martial arts forum to join, and came across this one.

    I have been training in karate for three and a half years now and have recently graded to my red belt. I am very proud of how far I have come, as I had zero confidence when I started, and now I may actually be able to defend myself if need be.

    I do train with GKR, and I imagine that many here have heard stories about my club, well, I don't want to hear them here. I love my Sensei's dearly, they have taught me so much, and I have come out of my shell and learned to stand up for myself because of them. I respect that other clubs may do things a little differently, but I love my club because of all the amazing people I have met, and the fact that my Sensei's listen to me, and offer assistance whenever I require it.

    I currently train five days a week - this is only because there are five classes per week, but with the coming addition of a Monday night class, I will be training six times a week. Lets just say I am hooked. I have managed to lose 18 kilos through training hard, and couldn't imagine going back to that overweight, unfit girl I used to be three years ago.

    So hello to all, and I hope we can be mates. :)
  2. Fish Of Doom

    Fish Of Doom Will : Mind : Motion Supporter

  3. Noomi

    Noomi Valued Member

    Hello! :) Nice to meet you, FOD.
  4. Dan93

    Dan93 Valued Member

    Welcome to MAP!

    Not a fan of GKR but good to hear you have lost weight and improved your confidence! MAP's a friendly bunch so you will fit right in.


  5. Noomi

    Noomi Valued Member

    Hi Dan!

    I have already found one thread here regarding my club and while I do not agree with what is being said (although some points I can understand the point of view given) I have no desire to cause arguments.

    At least for tonight, anyway. ;)
  6. Dan93

    Dan93 Valued Member

    Its all good! If you are enjoying it and its getting you active thats the main thing IMO.

    Enjoy your stay.
  7. Simon

    Simon Administrator Admin Supporter MAP 2017 Koyo Award

    Welcome to MAP.
  8. Pretty In Pink

    Pretty In Pink Moved on MAP 2017 Gold Award

    Pretty much.

    Welcome to MAP.
  9. bassai

    bassai onwards and upwards ! Moderator Supporter

    Welcome , keep up the good work :)
  10. Heraclius

    Heraclius BASILEVS Supporter

    Welcome to MAP!
  11. aaradia

    aaradia Choy Li Fut and Yang Tai Chi Chuan Student Moderator Supporter

  12. Travess

    Travess The Welsh MAPper Supporter

    Whilst it is true, that you if you care to look, will indeed find a few threads and posts about these pages, relating to peoples dislike of GKR's practices and the such, I honestly believe that you will find many more positive posts about enjoying your training, liking the people you train with and generally having a good rapport with you club...

    ...So on that not, Welcome to MAP Noomi...! :-D


  13. Moi

    Moi Warriors live forever x

    You dropped this "e"
  14. StrikingDragon

    StrikingDragon Valued Member

    No idea what GKR is so you are cool to me! Where does red belt fit in you ranking system?
  15. Travess

    Travess The Welsh MAPper Supporter

    Duly not_d :)

  16. Noomi

    Noomi Valued Member

    Next belt is brown, then black. :) I grade to brown, then grade twice more on the same belt. Should take me about four or so years to reach black. Maybe less, seeing I train a lot.

    Thanks for the kind welcome, guys! :Angel:

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