How old were you when you started martial arts and what style

Discussion in 'Survey' started by jfleshner, Jan 2, 2009.

  1. gek

    gek New Member

    choy lee fut

    Hi, I started judo when I was 14, then at 16 trained in wing chun, then at 18 I started choy lee fut with sifu Edmund Ng, trained with alan
  2. Knee Rider

    Knee Rider Valued Member Supporter

    5yrs old - TKD [shudder]
  3. gek

    gek New Member

    Wow 5 years thats deadication
  4. Knee Rider

    Knee Rider Valued Member Supporter

    Ha! I didn't keep it up.

    My parents told me I was going to learn 'self control' (a selling point they'd ripped off the yellow pages advert in an attempt to start the emphasis away from fighting through euphemism). I thought I was going to play with radio control cars haha

    I picked ma up again as a 15yr old but had wanted to for years before.
  5. LeaFirebender

    LeaFirebender Ice Bear has ninja stars

    12 for Hapkido, 18 for TKD, hopefully eventually BJJ...
  6. Pretty In Pink

    Pretty In Pink Valued Member MAP 2017 Gold Award

    I had the occasional boxing class and one karate class as a child. Didn't like either. Neither coach paid attention to me or gave me any notice. Went back to boxing at 16 at the same place. I still got pretty much ignored because I wasn't very athletic and couldn't keep up with everyone else.

    I Found a ninjutsu place which ended up being ridiculed by ninjas. I don't know why, because at least they sparred. I stopped after I got into a fight with a 16 stone crack head who broke into our house and I tried to wrist lock him. The look on my face must have been priceless :p ended up finding a skateboard and hitting him over the head with it instead.

    Then I found out about Ricks. I trained for about three months and I was an absolute idiot. Sort of acting like I knew it all and questioning absolutely EVERYTHING. Rick gave me a row for something and I was too scared to come back. I sucked it up and rejoined at 20 after I got my first job. Pretty much promised myself I could afford it now and that's what I should focus on. Rick vaguely remembered me, but I came back with a very different attitude and haven't stopped learning since.

    Now when people ask me how long I've been training i just tell them 4 years (basically just training at Ricks) because it's the only consistent training I've had.
    Last edited: Dec 27, 2015
  7. Nachi

    Nachi Valued Member Supporter

    I'm probably one of the least experienced people here. I started Goju-ryu Karate shortly before my 23rd birthday :p ... so I've been at it only a little over two years now, but I enjoy it immensely! :)

    I'd been thinking of trying out some MA for some time before that, but wasn't sure what to expect or look for, so I didn't do anything until the opportunity presented itself to me :) And I'm happy I tried! :)
  8. falconer

    falconer New Member

    I was 8 and I did, BJJ, MMA, JKD, CSW, Kickboxing, Boxing and Karate, I was a busy kid.
  9. christopher87

    christopher87 New Member

    I first started Taekwondo as an little 8 year old in 1996 and now I am 28. :)
  10. RogerKBK(FMT)

    RogerKBK(FMT) New Member

    A few sessions BJJ at 16.

    Muay Thai&BJJ,at age 17.

    Weekly Muay Thai,and occasional BJJ,now.Looking forward to joining a MT gym back home(In US).
  11. greg1075

    greg1075 Valued Member

    7 - Judo.
  12. Tai Sabaki

    Tai Sabaki Valued Member

    9 - Wado Ryu Karate
  13. Ninja01

    Ninja01 Becky

    16, Taekwondo
  14. YouKnowWho

    YouKnowWho Valued Member

    7 - Taiji.
  15. gcurtisf

    gcurtisf New Member

    18 Kyokoshinkai Perth
    21 Wado Ryu Perth
    31 Renbukan Brisbane
    62 Shukokai Brisbane
    65 Renbukan Brisbane, still training
  16. KSP08

    KSP08 New Member

    38- ITF taekwondo
  17. wonglongwingchu

    wonglongwingchu Valued Member

    12 - wing chun :)
  18. Vince Millett

    Vince Millett Haec manus inimica tyrannis MAP 2017 Gold Award

    13 - judo.
    Teens, early 20s - tomiki aikido, kyokushinkai karate, ITF taekwondo, lau gar kung fu, shorinji kempo, nippon kempo, kickboxing

    30 years off...

    52 - Brazilian jiu jitsu. 56 now and training four times a week.
  19. Rataca100

    Rataca100 Banned Banned

    17/18 (forget) and is started on and off doing TaeKwondo. GTUK if you want specifics.

    I am also playing around with looking at Boxing and other things ontop of that.
  20. kandi

    kandi Valued Member

    32 Kyokushin

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