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Software developer working primarily in VB.NET/ASP.NET and Sql Server. Occasionally working in ORACLE. I love RegEx and jQuery!

Hobbyist prop maker. Have created several Mass Effect replica weapons and am on my first armor build; projects and pictures on at my web page.


Mar
18
comment How is a Kubotan used in self-defense?
Ouch! That is an expensive DVD! :(
Mar
18
comment Start attacking instead of blocking while sparring
@vijay I was the same way. I've been doing my art for about a year and a half now. When I first was able to go to sparring, I wasn't sure about my reach, my power, and was afraid of hurting my partner. I found as I practiced more, I learned my reach, and learned to control power, and became more comfortable. It's just a matter of time as long as you keep at it.
Aug
14
awarded  Teacher
Aug
14
comment How do you take Notes on techniques you've learnt in class?
Wow! Sounds like you've got it quite under control! What platform is the mind-mapping/search stuff built on? Did you build your own or is it something that is out there?
Aug
14
comment How do you take Notes on techniques you've learnt in class?
Hi Dave; you mention about adding meta-data etc. I don't know how you keep your notes, but I've found Springpad very useful for this. I can review the notes any time on my phone or tablet, and can tag and categorize and add any associated media there may be. Of course note-taking tends to be a very personal experience and technique, but you may want to check it out.
Aug
14
answered How do you take Notes on techniques you've learnt in class?
Aug
14
awarded  Commentator
Aug
14
comment Quickly learning the full essentials of Krav Maga
You're complaining that it feels rushed, but you want it to go quicker? How does that work? Quicker will mean MORE rushed.
Aug
14
comment Quickly learning the full essentials of Krav Maga
I noticed that same oddity. He wants it to go quicker, but complains about the instruction being rushed. Little bit of a schism there.
Aug
8
comment Are martial arts suitable for a busy, IT professional?
Plus one to JohnP's comment. On my dojo's website, he has a question under the FAQ... "How should I get in shape before starting?" His answer is "You don't get in shape to train, you train to get in shape."
Jun
27
comment How to train to avoid target fixation?
It's funny, I found this question yesterday, and then yesterday night at our dojo we did exercises focusing on exactly this topic. Weird how things work sometimes.
Mar
29
comment Is there one traditional way of tying your belt in aikido?
This is how I was taught to tie it... but I find it hard to get the knot to lay flat... you have to pay VERY close attention to how you have the two ends twisted when tying the knot (which face is up/down), otherwise the ends will stick out at all odd angles... I also do not find that it stays particularly well. It seems to come lose primarily during any groundwork... whether it be situps during warmups or working on grappling techniques.
Mar
27
comment How to overcome fear to jump?
Can still upvote many tho. :)
Feb
22
revised Correct usage of the title “Master”?
added more clarification/specification
Feb
22
awarded  Scholar
Feb
22
accepted Correct usage of the title “Master”?
Feb
22
comment Correct usage of the title “Master”?
Well, that is why I asked; I wasn't sure if there was a correct, traditional or proper style... or not. Not is just as valid an answer as anything.
Feb
22
awarded  Editor
Feb
22
revised Correct usage of the title “Master”?
gramatical fixes
Feb
22
awarded  Student