I started karate about 7 months ago. I got promoted today to green belt (yea!!!) . I started for the exercise and self-defense training but I have found that I really love it. In the past, I've had trouble sticking to any exercise program because I tend to get bored (and I hate exercise) - but not with karate because I'm always learning something new and cool! Plus, there's the added plus that I have more confidence (wish I'd started the classes as a kid). Anyone else out there into karate or other martial arts?