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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


Nov
5
reviewed Satisfactory Self-defense against chainsaw attack
Nov
5
reviewed Satisfactory Which martial art is most closely related to parkour?
Nov
5
reviewed Satisfactory Were ninja still active during WW2?
Nov
4
comment Which martial arts focus on self defense?
Mad Merlin, please clean up your answer in terms of quality and formatting.
Nov
4
comment What are the advantages of using a vertical fist for punching?
please consider updating your answer to address the question above. You are going off on a tangent here on the technique and execution without explaining what the advantages (or disadvantages are) for using a vertical fist.
Oct
30
reviewed Reviewed Switching to non dominant side stance
Oct
30
reviewed No Action Needed How long should it take to gain fighting proficiency in tai chi?
Oct
5
revised If I'm worried about concussions, should I train tae kwon do, or karate, or neither?
formatting
Oct
3
reviewed No Action Needed How can I keep my back straight in my horse stance?
Sep
19
reviewed No Action Needed To what extent do (should) judo and BJJ overlap?
Sep
17
reviewed Reject suggested edit on How dangerous is it to choke someone unconscious or to be choked unconscious?
Sep
13
reviewed No Action Needed What are the differences between ITF and WTF Tae-Kwondo?
Sep
13
reviewed No Action Needed What exactly is Kalaripayattu?
Sep
13
reviewed No Action Needed What are the applications and principles of this particular seven-star mantis stance?
Sep
9
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Which arts use the Naginata?
Aug
15
reviewed Reject suggested edit on What Kung Fu styles originated from Southern Shaolin?
Aug
13
reviewed No Action Needed Martial arts for building self confidence
Aug
10
reviewed Approve suggested edit on What Kung Fu styles originated from Southern Shaolin?
Aug
9
reviewed Edit suggested edit on What are the purposes of martial arts forms?
Aug
9
revised What are the purposes of martial arts forms?
Purpose is to take a detailed look at a basic, simple kata--which will reveal it's far from 'simple.'