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

Pro tempore moderator for the Physical Fitness and Martial Arts Stack Exchange sites.

Twitter: @NahcTtam


Nov
3
revised Background about Butthan Martial art
wording
Oct
29
reviewed Edit suggested edit on Endurance problems while practicing martial art
Oct
29
revised Endurance problems while practicing martial art
fixed grammar, removed sports tag and added training, exercise and endurance tag
Oct
26
revised What are the differences between gel and foam gear?
edited body; edited tags; edited title
Oct
24
awarded  Popular Question
Oct
24
revised What exactly is Kalaripayattu?
edited tags
Oct
22
comment Did Karate really originate in the Okinawa region of Japan?
Welcome @minimatt! Please have a look at our faq to get a better idea of what this site is and how it works. Sources or research of some kind would be extremely beneficial and make this a better answer. Don't just give the "what" but also provide a how/why behind your answer.
Oct
21
revised What are the purposes of martial arts forms?
removed unneeded chattiness
Oct
16
comment Ju-jutsu vs Jiu-jitsu?
Questions about tags should be brought up on the Martial Arts Meta. Incidentally, you may also want to look at this answer from a previous discussion.
Oct
5
reviewed Approve suggested edit on How do i fix my Berimbau?
Oct
2
comment What are the applications and principles of this particular seven-star mantis stance?
Calm down, guys...
Oct
2
comment What are the applications and principles of this particular seven-star mantis stance?
I was actually asking more about the legwork rather than what the arms are doing. The picture there was just something I wanted to use to supplement my description.
Oct
2
reviewed Approve suggested edit on What are the applications and principles of this particular seven-star mantis stance?
Oct
1
revised For a total beginner, is tai chi a good start?
removed unnecessary text
Oct
1
revised For a total beginner, is tai chi a good start?
fixed link
Oct
1
comment What are the applications and principles of this particular seven-star mantis stance?
@Ho-ShengHsiao Feel free to edit it if you think the question could be written more clearly.
Oct
1
revised Where can I find or how can I make a tailored white dogi for women?
added information from links
Oct
1
asked What are the applications and principles of this particular seven-star mantis stance?
Oct
1
comment For a total beginner, is tai chi a good start?
Tai chi is not restricted to older people. Older people may find it easier to do tai chi than other martial arts. I'm only in my late twenties but I have been doing tai chi for at least five years now, and it has certainly helped my kung fu in terms of grounding myself and focusing my energy as well as my leg, back, and core strength. It is not necessarily inferior to other martial arts when it comes to self-defense because the movements you learn do have applicability, but the distinction is that tai chi is about redirecting internal energy (being "soft" instead of hard direct impact).
Oct
1
answered For a total beginner, is tai chi a good start?