Just to be clear, I have only been doing martial arts for a little over 6 months, so I might not have as much to bring to the table as others. But I hope this will come out very informative to you.
I'm a yellow belt in taekwondo, and I am 15. And as you already know, I have been doing this for 6 months. I love it and hope to continue doing this for a very long time. And to learn other martial arts along the way.
If you don't do martial arts, I recommend you try it. No matter what you will be accepted, there are people of all ages and sizes there, I assure you it is a judgment free zone. And rather fun too. It teaches discipline, not only in class but outside of it too.
You don't have to do taekwondo necessarily, do any martial art you want. There is so many, and so much I want to try myself. Most places have a trial class, if you don't like it, don't go. But I do encourage you to take a class. I have made many friends through it.
The building I do taekwondo in is fairly small so we have to squeeze everybody in. Including the parents of the younger kids. And with all the people, it becomes crowded pretty quickly. There are 5 instructors and an even bigger class. We have gotten a lot of white belts in the past month, and they outnumber the rest of us sometimes. But even with it so crowded, it's a very friendly environment and I wouldn't switch it for anything else.
The longer you do martial arts, the easier it will be to remember everything. The hardest thing is being a white belt, you have absolutely no idea what you're doing and you feel like you look ridiculous. Truth is, everybody looks ridiculous. So don't sweat it. And you'll do fine.
Also, don't do anything stupid. Which includes not listening to your instructor. We had a kid break his arm messing around. If you're listening to your instructor there's a less likely chance of ever hurting yourself then there is thinking you know what you're doing.
Testing. Now that's something I'll probably stress over for a while. You have to get up in front of everybody, do something you've been practicing for a good month or two, and then perform it in front of your entire class. It sounds stressful when I describe it, but it's over before you know it. And the chances of you failing are pretty low considering you've been practicing for it, but it happens. Still, don't stress over it, you'll psyche yourself out.
Don't have much else to add but I hope you enjoyed this.
Tell me what you think below. And tell me what martial arts your interested in too!