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IT Generalist, Dissident Developer, IT Heretic, scuba diver, role-player, martial artist

"Do not try and think outside the box. That's impossible. Instead... only try to realize the truth. There is no box!"

Worked and played in in IT industry for a number of years, mostly in the mainframe fields using COBOL, LINC (LDA/EDA), ObjectStar. But have also used some other languages and tools. Currently working in PROGRESS ABL (4GL) and teaching myself Python 2.7

PADI Master Instructor, PADI Tec Instructor, Wing Chun Kuen Instructor, JuJitsu Instructor, DAN First Aid Instructor Trainer

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Why do I call myself a Heretic and Dissident?

A heretic holds ideas that are in fundamental disagreement with the status quo in any practice and branch of knowledge.

A dissident, broadly defined, is a person who actively challenges an established doctrine, policy, or institution.


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comment Best martial art for a late bloomer
This is always a very subjective question. Everyone will have their own opinions based on their own experience.
Jun
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awarded  Informed
Jun
3
comment Is the highest judo belt really red?
And I did not say ALL systems :-)
Jun
3
revised Is the highest judo belt really red?
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Jun
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comment Is the highest judo belt really red?
@Sardathrion Firstly Kano's grading system was made for Judo and then adopted by other Japanese Martial arts. Over time several other martial arts started adopting similar gradigns, but the question my friend is ON JUDO not on muay thai and capeoria, etc so I think that means my answer is ON TOPIC and yours is not :-)
May
29
comment Is the highest judo belt really red?
judoinfo.com/obi.htm
May
29
answered Is the highest judo belt really red?
Nov
15
comment How to safely harden the inner thigh
I have to agree with Sardathrion. If you are injured go seek the advice from a doctor or physiotherapist. Try to find someone specialized in sports injuries.
Nov
15
comment How to safely harden the inner thigh
some bruising will be expected initially, but serious bruising and regularly being hurt shows bad training techniques and might mean you need to find a different teacher. I believe in the saying: Gradual Progress. Build up hardness/toughness slowly and gently over time without serious injury to yourself.
Nov
15
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Nov
13
comment How did the belt system color develop?
Actually was started by founder of Judo for training children and allowing them some form to see their progression. Was later adapted by other martial arts for adults and children
Nov
8
awarded  Critic
Nov
8
comment What is the Most Effective Discipline to Learn for Absolute Beginners
@GµårÐïåñ Teach them confidence and the right mental attitude and then what you teach them will be less important.
Nov
8
comment What kind of damage can your hand get from holding the barrel of a fired gun when disarming it?
+1 good answer, minor injuries over major ones any day of the week
Nov
8
comment What kind of damage can your hand get from holding the barrel of a fired gun when disarming it?
The important thing is i would rather loose a finger than my life :-) (Just remember when trying to disarm a gun to make sure where the barrel is pointing now. I have seen many "good" defenses ending up with gun now pointing at your wife/girlfriend, and this is not acceptable.)
Nov
8
comment What kind of damage can your hand get from holding the barrel of a fired gun when disarming it?
There are other ways of disarming a gun than grabbing the barrel, but best is to practice different techniques. Try with wooden prop guns then move onto airsoft guns so you can get punished for mistakes. See what works for you.
Nov
8
comment Learning not to turn your back on ground?
Chokes are hard, but you need to start countering them before they are fully applied. And beware of strong opponents. They will do serious damage to your jaw if you drop your chin into your throat as your only defense. Rather practice on feeling the choke coming and start counter before you are locked up.
Nov
8
comment Learning not to turn your back on ground?
+1 excellent response.
Nov
8
revised How to defend against dog attacks?
spelling mistakes
Nov
5
answered How to defend against dog attacks?