When I was a kid the first martial arts I learned were shooting and the use of a bow and arrow.
As I got older I got into reading everything I could on Ninjitsu and other open hand martial arts. In high school, I started playing with a bo and wooden swords along with some other Asian martial arts weapons. And so it went.
When I went to college I let things drop for a bit as my studies got in the way of practice.. .
Once I got married I started to look at Karate, and my wife found a local school that we both joined and back down the rabbit hole I went. I did a number of years of Shotokan then went on to do some Tai Chi. I took another break as life got in the way then went back to do some Uechi Ryu for a number of years.
The someone hit repeat on me. . . . I got back into shooting and gave up on the karate for a while. And by getting back into it I mean I started taking some formal classes and got my NRA certification in a few things so I could teach shooting and help folks get their permits. I also started back on the archery stuff with my younger daughter. That is a bit on and off as we can, but still. . . . my 35 yr old bow still works well.
Now that I have been teaching shooting for a few years in my free time it seems like Karate is calling to me again bit by bit. I really need to set aside time to get back into my kata work for the styles I know. I still have all my info from my karate days, videos of the kata, and more notes than you can imagine on it. I had my own book I wrote along the way on how to do everything I was learning. . . .
I guess I will always be hooked on the martial arts of one form or another. . . may as well stop fighting it and get back into my karate. . . .