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Database manager and DBA for SQL Server and Oracle. IT Operational Support manager (a technincal boss). Occasional classic ASP and C# web programmer.

I've been training in Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu since early 2006 and I was awarded my Shodan in December 2010.


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answered Best karate book
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revised Does ninjutsu qualify as a martial art?
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comment Does ninjutsu qualify as a martial art?
I stand corrected as to the etymology of the word.
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comment Which martial arts focus on self defense?
@Ginamin - Don't get me wrong, I agree that you need a wide toolbox of techniques. There are no absolutes, especially when your discussing on the internet - 'what if' is a never ending game. For my body shape (tall and skinny), I can be quite a handful when my back is on the ground (all arms and legs!), but going back to the original question, I can't recommend going to the ground as a self defense strategy. It's not about 'winning', its survival.
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answered Drills for reducing your natural “flinch” reaction
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answered What is a good age to introduce children to a martial art?
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answered What's the most effective way to discipline students (particularly juniors)?
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comment What's the best way to stop a nose bleed quickly?
I've been the recipient of this advice several times...
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comment Which martial arts focus on self defense?
Yes I do! +1 vote again!
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answered Which martial arts focus on self defense?
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comment Which martial arts focus on self defense?
@Ginamin - "Stay off the ground" is good advice. If you "get taken to the ground or fall over" then GET RIGHT BACK UP AGAIN. Don't use a drop to the ground as strategy. HOWEVER, if you get taken to the ground (and, yes, many fights will) and you can't get up (you're pinned), then having a good ground game is very advantageous and that is where MMA/BJJ is useful - BUT GET UP AGAIN!