I was lucky and my blood uncle is a co chairman of an international martial arts organization. I started when i was eight and still pratice daily. I have six different black belts after 26 years. I recently moved here from Toledo Ohio so I don't know many people here and thought this could be a nice start to meeting others.
Upon the age of 18 I was awarded my certifications to teach the styles in which I had reveaved my black belts.