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

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Sep
17
revised Aikido Forward Roll
formatting
Sep
17
comment What are the origins of “tricking”?
It would help to summarize and paraphrase parts of the article and post that here.
Sep
14
comment Octagonal vs round shaped staff weapons
Interesting. I would think that a staff would have been traditionally round seeing that sticks and trees naturally grow in that shape. It would seem easier to smooth out the roundness of the staff rather unless the octagonal shape had a different purpose or meaning within a style.
Sep
13
reviewed Approve suggested edit on
Sep
12
revised What are the origins of “tricking”?
fixed link
Sep
2
revised Avoiding breath lockups
formatting
Aug
30
reviewed Edit suggested edit on medical-advice tag wiki
Aug
30
revised medical-advice wiki description
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Aug
30
reviewed Edit suggested edit on medical-advice tag wiki excerpt
Aug
30
revised medical-advice wiki excerpt
added 30 characters in body
Aug
26
revised Choosing the right one for self-defense purpose?
edited tags
Aug
25
revised How do you prepare for the stress of a real self-defense situation?
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Aug
23
revised Should I learn karate if I had a slip disc problem in past?
wording
Aug
23
reviewed Approve suggested edit on bokken tag wiki
Aug
22
revised If I'm worried about concussions, should I train tae kwon do, or karate, or neither?
edited title and question
Aug
22
revised If I'm worried about concussions, should I train tae kwon do, or karate, or neither?
edited tags
Aug
20
revised How can a teacher recognize that a student has progressed from 'ha' to 'ri'?
updated title
Aug
17
comment What is the cause for Northern and Southern Chinese kung fu differences?
Good point. I had never thought of that. Do you know why the Northern Chinese were more likely to be armed though over the Southern Chinese?
Aug
16
comment Should political/religious discussions be allowed inside the training place?
Religion and philosophy are some of the main influences in the development and history of martial arts. You don't have to subscribe to them if you don't want to, but you can't just absolutely and completely ignore those aspects if you are training in one of those particular arts.
Aug
16
revised Where can I find or how can I make a tailored white dogi for women?
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