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Software engineer, martial artist, dragon boat paddler, and hobbyist photographer.

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Jan
6
reviewed No Action Needed How should I look for an “open” tournament near me?
Jan
6
reviewed No Action Needed Two Muay Thai teachers teach different techniques. Who's right(est)?
Jan
6
reviewed No Action Needed What are the philosophical differences between the TKD Kwan?
Jan
6
reviewed No Action Needed Is there a sport aspect to Krav Maga?
Jan
5
reviewed Approve Two Muay Thai teachers teach different techniques. Who's right(est)?
Jan
3
revised Can I start training in tae kwon do at age 16?
question title, removed chattiness of question body
Dec
31
reviewed Reviewed Good excercises to reduce the amount of pain in your palm/fingers when hitting with open palm?
Dec
30
comment How important is lineage when it comes to credibility or trustworthiness?
Why is it pointless? Can you provide deeper reasons for the statements you're making?
Dec
26
reviewed Approve How can I improve my technique in Judo?
Dec
26
reviewed Approve Utsuri goshi vs ushiro goshi usage
Dec
26
reviewed Approve How important is lineage when it comes to credibility or trustworthiness?
Dec
26
reviewed Approve I Ching and Taekwondo forms
Dec
26
reviewed Approve Cutting weight fast
Dec
26
reviewed Approve Video of a person doing Qigong where somehow many others cannot lift him easily?
Dec
26
comment The use and historical authenticity of a 9 hook broadsword
I suspect it is very similar except for the addition of hooks which I imagine can be used to cut or catch things as you pull back. It's a move I've seen people in the system I practice but with a regular 9-ring broadsword. I haven't seen this variation on this weapon before though.
Dec
23
reviewed No Action Needed Drills for reducing your natural “flinch” reaction
Dec
20
reviewed Approve Understanding the nature of a high ranking judoka?
Dec
19
reviewed No Action Needed What are the key changes when moving from TKD-based point-break to continuous sparring?
Dec
18
comment What is the cause for Northern and Southern Chinese kung fu differences?
What do you mean specifically about diet? I don't understand that part.
Dec
12
reviewed Reviewed History of Shotokan's Influence on Taekwondo