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

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Oct
9
comment Preferring BJJ concepts over Technique?
Ricardo, can you quote the relevant parts here and use the link as a reference? It would be useful to have that information preserved here for the future.
Jul
15
comment Is measuring tape an effective weapon?
What exactly are you trying to ask here? It's like asking how long is a piece of string. Can you provide a specific context, situation, or usage?
Jun
12
comment Good sources on using sticks for grappling/locks?
Can you provide a thorough explanation for why this book is good and what is in it that you would recommend?
May
13
comment BJJ- Gym training that is beneficial (specific to BJJ)?
It would definitely help. It's been mentioned in other questions as being beneficial too.
May
10
comment What techniques would be effective in Zero Graivty?
@Yasky A better question would then be to explicitly ask about the technique and practical application of it instead of these things happening in a vacuum.
Apr
19
comment could someone name some weird looking martial arts
Can you narrow down the scope of what information you are looking for? As it is, your question is very broad. Have you done any research of your own so far?
Apr
17
comment Is there some experts based resources on self defense techniques?
This is a very broad and general question that will produce endless varieties of answers. Is there something specific that you are looking for? Have you researched anything yourself?
Dec
30
comment How important is lineage when it comes to credibility or trustworthiness?
Why is it pointless? Can you provide deeper reasons for the statements you're making?
Dec
26
comment The use and historical authenticity of a 9 hook broadsword
I suspect it is very similar except for the addition of hooks which I imagine can be used to cut or catch things as you pull back. It's a move I've seen people in the system I practice but with a regular 9-ring broadsword. I haven't seen this variation on this weapon before though.
Dec
18
comment What is the cause for Northern and Southern Chinese kung fu differences?
What do you mean specifically about diet? I don't understand that part.
Dec
1
comment What are good exercises for building grip strength for judo and BJJ?
What do you mean by three times stronger? How are you qualifying this measurement?
Nov
27
comment How long should it take to gain fighting proficiency in tai chi?
Hi Johan, and welcome to the site. Please take a look at the about page and the help section to get a better understanding of how this site works. Posts here are expected to follow the Q&A model rather than a traditional web forum.
Nov
14
comment What are the advantages of using a vertical fist for punching?
Multiple answers are okay in certain cases, but please consider only writing one complete answer.
Nov
11
comment What is a good defense against a rear naked choke?
Hi Claude, and welcome! Writing a good answer is key to maintaining quality on Stack Exchange. Providing a detailed and specific explanation is a good way to start getting involved here. Low quality answers may be deleted and result in your account being banned from answer. Please see the help section for more information about how this site works.
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.
Jul
27
comment What are good martial arts for aging bodies?
Why would boxing be better on your joints compared to other martial arts? Can you provide a more thorough explanation?
Jul
27
comment What are good martial arts for aging bodies?
Can you provide a more detailed explanation why those martial arts are better for aging bodies compared to others?
Jul
27
comment What are good martial arts for aging bodies?
Can you provide a more detailed explanation why those martial arts are better for aging bodies compared to others?
Jul
16
comment When did fake pro wrestling become so popular in the US?
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about entertainment and pop culture rather than about martial arts. I'm not convinced that this question would be a good fit for this site for other expert martial artists.
Jul
5
comment What Kung Fu styles originated from Southern Shaolin?
Does this question have a narrow and limited enough of a scope to produce a reasonably definitive and authoritative answer? The purpose of asking and answering questions on Stack Exchange is for specific questions, but I see this one as being too large to answer. We should not be trying to emulate general-purpose information listings like Wikipedia. Those questions on SO are old ones and have historical significance behind their existence.