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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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revised How do I increase hip flexibility for round kicks?
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Apr
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revised What are ways to increase flexibility for karate kicks?
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Apr
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awarded  Analytical
Apr
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answered How important is lineage when it comes to credibility or trustworthiness?
Apr
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revised Harnessing emotion during sparring
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Apr
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revised Controlling my emotions during sparring
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Apr
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revised Are there any Wing Chun Kungfu training dummy designs that are fit for use in a condo?
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Mar
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revised How important is lineage when it comes to credibility or trustworthiness?
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Mar
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revised Can I practice any of the martial arts after a hernia surgery?
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revised How important is lineage when it comes to credibility or trustworthiness?
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comment Controlling my emotions during sparring
You tell the person to go talk to an instructor which is fine in itself, but it's a very simple and short-sighted answer that doesn't provide any insight to the question (especially when you compare it to the other answers that are here now). I didn't downvote you, but that's my guess why it was.
Mar
29
comment What is a good age to introduce children to a martial art?
There is a really good Parenting.SE answer about this.
Mar
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revised What's the recommended way to deal with an injured hamstring while still practicing?
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Mar
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on forms tag wiki
Mar
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revised What is the proper technique for holding a Century-style body shield for use in Taekwondo?
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Mar
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comment Is there one traditional way of tying your belt in aikido?
Presentation is more important than I realized in my experience. It's a signifier of your treatment of your system or style and whatever culture or traditions come with it. Basically, it's a sign of respect to what you do, your history and ancestors.
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answered What is the proper technique for holding a Century-style body shield for use in Taekwondo?
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