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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


Jan
23
revised Why does Seido Karate only teach weapons training at black belt level?
edited body
Jan
22
comment An Ontology of Combat
I wonder if other language-related Stack Exchange sites (maybe Linguistics or English) would be a better place to answer this.
Jan
21
reviewed Approve suggested edit on
Jan
21
reviewed Approve suggested edit on
Jan
18
comment Designs for a Board Breaker / Board Holder?
Can you quote and repost some of the information here to prevent link rot? I'm sure there are some people who would appreciate the knowledge but not necessarily want to click through a bunch of links whereas this question here would serve the purpose of presenting such information.
Jan
16
comment How can I continue to train with a broken big toe?
What kind of training were you doing before you were injured? What is the competition and why do you need to attend and perform? I certainly would not recommend someone to do that especially in that short of a timeframe, nor would I do something like that myself and potentially cause further strain or injury.
Jan
16
revised How can I continue to train with a broken big toe?
deleted 7 characters in body; edited title
Jan
8
revised How to return to Tae Kwon Do?
serious formatting issues
Dec
29
accepted How can I keep my back straight in my horse stance?
Dec
27
comment How to get rid of fear of fighting
@John Please edit and update your question accordingly and add that information.
Dec
26
revised What characteristics should I look for in a sensei?
edited tags
Dec
26
revised What's the difference between Internal and External martial arts?
edited tags
Dec
24
accepted Are roundhouse kicks prevalent in traditional kung fu systems?
Dec
24
accepted Should I arch my back in a butterfly kick?
Dec
24
asked How can I keep my back straight in my horse stance?
Dec
20
reviewed Reviewed Judo mats: any certification? what characteristics should one look for?
Dec
20
revised Judo mats: any certification? what characteristics should one look for?
deleted 98 characters in body
Dec
20
reviewed Reviewed What are good exercises for building grip strength for judo and BJJ?
Dec
20
reviewed No Action Needed When should I run away?
Dec
20
awarded  Custodian