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Currently a developer of Java and dabbling in electronics and micro controller (PIC / AVR) programming in my free time. I have some working background in C# and some more in C & Visual Basic 6 (would you believe) for embedded control systems.

I've also messed around with Pascal, Delphi, Prolog, C++ and various 1980s PC BASIC variations. I've even done some commercial work using REXX.

Other interests? Reading, painting/drawing, comics, movies,martial arts, snowboarding, basketball, power lifting, running, cycling (MTB), home brewing, blacksmithing...it might be quicker to say what I'm NOT interested in.


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comment What is the strategic difference between Krav Maga and Systema?
KFM is alot more like Krav Maga but it makes heavy use of El Pensador guard (much like the Rhino Krav post) and concentrates a much larger chunk of it's time to dealing with multiple opponents and ground based fighting. It doesn't deal with survival (avoidance and get away) as much as Krav However. There are also no weapons.
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Jul
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comment Is weight training useful in martial arts?
There is some horrible misinformation on this page. I'm glad this is the top answer.
Jul
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comment Is weight training useful in martial arts?
Toning isn't a real thing. Muscles don't slow you down unless you've trained them wrong.
Jul
18
comment Is weight training useful in martial arts?
Completely untrue. Heavy weights don't make you slower. I train at 5x5 with 80% 1RM in order to increase speed & jump height. Light weight training is actually more likely to slow you down as you train type 1 muscle which reacts slower.
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