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Having never been a sports-like individual, I was motivated to take up a martial art when in July 2019, as I was minding my own business reading a book on a bench in the local park, a passing ruffian yelled unprovoked words of abuse towards me but thankfully moved on without displaying any aggressive intentions.
After reflecting on the incident I realised I could not go my entire life being scared of a fight; I must learn how to defend myself if ever I should be in a situation from which I cannot safely run away.
A search for martial arts in my area directed me to a very local training club, I had my first lesson there on Saturday 20th July 2019 and I've never looked back since.
I walked away from that first lesson thinking, "This fulfils a need I didn't even know I had."
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