When I was six years of age my big brother forced me to join him in the judo & jiu jitsu club. Later on he expanded it to this new thing in Denmark: karate. After some years I was lucky to get hit by rupture, and was free to stay at home. I might have learned to love these sports if anyone had ever care to ASK me if I actually wanted to go! He also assumed that I would like to learn how to shoot. I was maybe like 8 years old when I owned my first small caliber riffle, and maybe 12 when I had free private access to his guns. But again, I was never asked.
I started biking a lot, and as a young adult I played a little badminton and volleyball. I didn't join any organisation at the time but kept these sports as occasional hobbies for the fun of it. I was a soldier for many years, so I never felt any need for sports... When I stopped soldiering, my body wouldn't hear about athletic sports, so I took up shooting various types of pistols, guns, and riffles, and easily won a couple of minor competitions. But I didn't feel any joy doing it (too many memories?), so I stopped all together.
I don't have a choice. I grew up in the town where it was invented.
Thanks for telling about this sport, 40hz
My situation today is a little
similar, but only a little. Handball
was invented in Denmark (and refined in Germany, for tournaments), and my only activity today, being old, fat, and partly disabled, is to watch handball