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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.

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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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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?