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

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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?
rewrote title
Aug
16
comment Where can I find or how can I make a tailored white dogi for women?
I wonder if you could take the dogi to an experienced tailor and explain to them what you need. Those kinds of people would probably be able to pull something off for you.
Aug
16
comment Should political/religious discussions be allowed inside the training place?
@DaveNewton I'm confused too. I was thinking just general politics and religion conversations for chit-chat. The subject is way too broad. I don't think question is very constructive (or related to martial arts per the scope in the faq) as it is currently.
Aug
15
asked What is the cause for Northern and Southern Chinese kung fu differences?
Aug
14
reviewed Leave Open Was Goju-ryu developed specifically for use by the Japanese navy?
Aug
14
reviewed Leave Open Is there a US-based organization supporting Iaijutsu?
Aug
14
reviewed Leave Open Can Forms (Kata/Poomsae/etc.) or Techniques (Waza) be practiced on the ground?
Aug
12
comment Where can I go to order cheap grappling mat(s) for beginners?
Could you paste and quote the information from that site and use the link as a reference?
Aug
10
revised What exactly is Kalaripayattu?
deleted 52 characters in body
Aug
9
comment Is it true that most fights end on the ground? What is the evidence?
Is there a specific type of fighting you're asking about? MMA? Random street fights?
Aug
7
revised Relaxation Techniques
fixed link
Aug
7
comment What exactly is Kalaripayattu?
I'm not sure I understand what efficacy you are seeking. It's still a very broad question as it is. You're enumerating criteria for comparison, but I don't see the reason why you want this comparison. I'm guessing it is the application of such techniques and forms, but is it for sparring, fitness, self-defense, or something else? You should edit your question and add narrow down those elements. If you're asking for a plain comparison, that's fine.
Aug
6
revised What is the most effective way to stabilize a WaveMaster 2XL?
fixed sentence, added more information about determining forcefulness
Aug
4
comment What exactly is Kalaripayattu?
Effective for what exactly?
Aug
3
asked Should I arch my back in a butterfly kick?