I'm just wondering how many of us here train or have trained in Martial Arts during their life? And if so, why did you stop? Myself has trained in karate for approximately 4 years now. Did about a year when I was about 8 years old, and eventually the club dojo disappeared and I didn't start again until I was 16 when one of the club's representatives knocked on my door and asked if anyone was interested in starting up. I noticed that the club was the same one I use to train under. Within a week I was back in the dojo as a green belt re-learning everything I was taught 8 years before.