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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


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?
Apr
5
comment How to avoid toe injury?
Please absolutely do not cross-post on multiple sites. Right now there is a discussion on meta about narrowing down the injury scope so I could encourage to participate in it. Whatever the outcome, the question can be migrated and merged in either direction. I'm a mod on both Fitness and Martial Arts so I can take care of it on either side.
Apr
4
comment kicked in the sternum - tips on healing, time frame? any lingering danger?
Since this isn't exactly on- or off-topic at the moment per the meta discussion, I'll leave it open for now.
Apr
4
reviewed Approve suggested edit on escrima tag wiki excerpt
Apr
4
comment kicked in the sternum - tips on healing, time frame? any lingering danger?
Thanks for understanding. Your question can always be reopened in the future. Why don't you help contribute to this meta discussion about injuries? It'd be great to get some community input on how to narrow this topic down for Martial Arts.
Apr
4
comment kicked in the sternum - tips on healing, time frame? any lingering danger?
You should really go see a doctor. We are not necessarily medical professionals on this site, and I would hate to see any potential failure of responsibility on anyone here if your injury is serious. I'm closing this as off-topic according to the faq and this meta post. You are welcome to edit your question so that it fits in the context of the site's scope.
Apr
4
revised Good exercises for higher side kicks?
edited tags