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My Name is Ephraim

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I am the founder and CEO of Nebula Programming, LLC

I am a java programmer and Drupal web-developer.

I usually learn by picking up a book, reading it cover to cover, and then buying another book on the same subject which I never end up reading.

I own my own Dev-Server, Developed and published several websites including my most recent, MasadaICS.com, MasadaTactical.com, MasadaProtection.com, and MasadaHealth.com and worked on several, one of which, was MTH Trains.

I have published 2 apps to the android market, which can be found here.

When I'm not programming, I'm teaching and training in Israeli Combat System at Masada Tactical.

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Mar
17
comment How do I keep a safe distance from potential threats without escalating the situation?
This article might be of some help.
Aug
14
comment How do you take Notes on techniques you've learnt in class?
I guess it really depends on the person, but I have always been taught that it is impossible to learn Martial arts in theory. The only way to learn is by doing. Same reason Martial arts books can never replace real classes. I guess it depends on the person though. It is possible that it could help you practice at home, but notes are usually used for studying for a written test. In order to be a skilled Martial artist, you have be able to do things in practice, not just in theory. Notes seem to be used for studying theory.
Aug
14
comment How do you take Notes on techniques you've learnt in class?
you don't... MA notes = bad...
Feb
8
comment How do you prepare for the stress of a real self-defense situation?
First off, notice that I specifically said "if you feel you're life is truly in danger." Secondly, if you do feel your life is in danger, self defense does not stop when the attacker stops attacking you, it stops when the attacker is no longer able to attack you. If someone attacks you, and you put them on the ground, and start running, they are technically no longer attacking you, however they can still get up, and if their faster than you, and they come after you, you might be able to put them down a second time, now that their ready for it, and they will end up killing you.
Feb
7
comment Which martial arts focus on self defense?
@Ginamin - The other problem with fighting on the ground is not just a problem with fighting one on many. If your opponent has a knife, it is much harder to defend against it on the ground since you are forced to stay close to your attacker. If you were standing, you have the option to dodge the knife, instead of just blocking it, as I don't know how much stronger my opponent may be than me. In addition, if I put someone in an armbar, if they have a knife, instead of submitting they can take it out and cut at anything they have access to (legs, stomach, etc)
Feb
6
comment Which martial arts focus on self defense?
what do you mean Krav maga "maybe"?
Feb
6
comment Which martial arts focus on self defense?
While those are very effective fighting styles, they are primarily meant for controlled environments. The issues with using them for self defense can be found more in detail here masadatactical.blogspot.com/2011/12/… but in short, I would recommend Krav Maga or ICS (Israeli Combat System) for being much more practical on the street. Being a 3 year Krav Maga / ICS student, I can tell you it is not incredibly difficult to learn, it just requires a certain mindset that you keep fighting no mater what happens, (even in training).