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My experience of Karate
« on: January 04, 2007, 02:09:51 PM »

I've only done  Karate for little under a year, and I love it! Apart from a great work out and new challenge in my life, the different levels of techniques and applications make it always interesting. Personally I have enjoyed the kata the most as it is both logical and artistic.

I have felt a great confidence boost in knowing that I have learnt (and am learning) something that would hopefully give me the upper hand in an attack. As a young woman self defense has become an important part of my safety and confidence in my daily life. After having lived in potentially dangerous countries looking over your shoulder becomes a habit and hopefully my karate habits will become the same. 

I trained at OKA and found the lessons challenging but encouraging. You must stretch your mind as well as your body.
 ;D Good luck to the new ones!
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Re: My experience of Karate
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2008, 08:53:02 PM »

I did Karate for nearly 3 years in the past and got to purple belt. Hoping to get back into it after getting fit after having a baby.
My experience with Karate made a huge impact on my life. It gave me confidence, courage, positive thinking, respect for myself and others. To me it was addictive and I loved it! Training was intense, but wonderful. I always felt like I was walking on air after a session even though everything ached for days afterwards. Gave me great satisfaction physically and most importanly mentally. I was in the best shape ever. You meet great people and learn so much. Amazing! If you haven't tried it yet and looking for a new way to get fit, make friends and feel great about yourself and things, then join Karate club.
Oxford Karate Academy is a great community to join. People are friendly and kind and the instructor is great!
All the best

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Re: My experience of Karate
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2008, 02:58:28 PM »

Thanks Natalia for the great testimonial, can you put that on the web site under testimonials? ..... that's just 100 pushups!