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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


May
2
revised Self defense with one hand tied behind back?
wording cleanup
May
2
revised Wide shoes for martial arts
retagged, reworded question
May
2
asked Are roundhouse kicks prevalent in traditional kung fu systems?
May
1
revised self-defense wiki description
Added an exerpt and tag wiki
Apr
25
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Why are firearms not part of the martial arts world?
Apr
21
answered How can I improve my “bananeira” (hand-stand / walk head-down)?
Apr
21
revised How can I improve my “bananeira” (hand-stand / walk head-down)?
edited tags
Apr
20
comment “Rules” for weight distribution per FOOT (not leg, foot) for any given stance/intent?
@Campbeln No worries. I think you asked a great question, and I'm glad to see the update. And welcome to the site!
Apr
20
comment “Rules” for weight distribution per FOOT (not leg, foot) for any given stance/intent?
I think you misunderstood what I was saying. I never said to rewrite it to ask for what is "best" but to remove the "what do you do in your martial art" portion. Your comment highlights what your question is - the differences and effects of weight distribution on your foot (and I would narrow this context down even more) - but all I merely was trying to get at was that the original main question you posed was in a format that doesn't fit the Stack Exchange Q&A model.
Apr
20
reviewed Approve suggested edit on “Rules” for weight distribution per FOOT (not leg, foot) for any given stance/intent?
Apr
20
comment “Rules” for weight distribution per FOOT (not leg, foot) for any given stance/intent?
You are polling for various answers given the way your question is written which does not fit the model of Stack Exchange and would be closed as "not constructive." Please see the faq and this meta discussion for more information about this site. I suggest removing this and rewriting your question and making it a bit more specific and focused. Figure out what it is you want to know and then ask that.
Apr
18
revised How do I improve landing on my center line after a back kick?
changed title
Apr
17
revised Why do different shapes of bokken exist?
updated title
Apr
13
revised Is stretching with a partner beneficial, dangerous, or both?
fixed wording
Apr
8
comment Is there one traditional way of tying your belt in aikido?
Perhaps pictures and descriptive text is better then.
Apr
7
comment Is there one traditional way of tying your belt in aikido?
Can you please provide some description of the video? One-liners link-only answers don't make for very good answers. If the video disappears, then the answer becomes worthless.
Apr
6
awarded  Talkative
Apr
6
comment Is Static Stretching Before Practice Beneficial, Harmful, or Something In-between?
Can you be more specific about what stretching you do and how? That one example alone, from personal experience, isn't enough to conclusively say whether stretching is good or bad.
Apr
5
answered Is Static Stretching Before Practice Beneficial, Harmful, or Something In-between?
Apr
5
comment What qualifies a school or business as a legitimate martial arts system?
Also related and worth asking: How important is lineage when it comes to credibility or trustworthiness?