My name is Claire. I was active on this forum years ago (more than a decade) when I was in college. I have tried a couple of martial arts classes: a TKD class and a few months of a home-brew kung fu class. I dropped out of them for various reasons. I live in North Dakota. I'm not really looking to join a martial arts class. I don't want to learn it for self defense or fighting, for mental toughness or the social aspect (def not the social aspect) or competition. I just want something fun to do on my own that is a good workout. I enjoy the movements and how I feel good after doing some punching and kicking and swinging a bokken around (I am horrible at all of these). Kickboxing is too crazy. I need something I can study and do at my own pace, mostly because I am a bit slow at learning physical things and also I get injured easily when they push me in the classes. I am fascinated by martial arts topics and the history. Other hobbies include: LEGO, video games, comedy shows, D&D, cartoons (favorite is My Little Pony), and fitness/health. I used to read a lot but not so much anymore.