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I am a Developer working while in College in Metro Detroit.. I took Introduction to Computer Science never having programmed before my first semester. That same semester I declared my major as Computer Science. I am currently starting out as a Ruby on Rails Developer

I have wrestled from 8th grade to my sophomore year of college, I have trained in Krav maga in Jerusalem for a year and a half, and have taken short training courses in a variety of arts including MMA and Karate.

I have recently started training Sword and Shield combat with the Society for Creative Anachronism.


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awarded  Curious
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awarded  Popular Question
Dec
20
comment Understanding the nature of a high ranking judoka?
Dayum. That is fantastic
Dec
20
accepted Teaching wrestling to a Judoka
Dec
18
asked Teaching wrestling to a Judoka
Nov
22
accepted Supplementary Asian arts for Modern Medieval Armored Combat
Nov
22
comment Are there good alternatives to wood for weapons?
Purpleheart link is dead
Nov
22
comment What is the Most Effective Discipline to Learn for Absolute Beginners
Thats what I meant by street combat, should have been more clear :)
Nov
21
comment What is the Most Effective Discipline to Learn for Absolute Beginners
Krav Maga is designed to be picked up quickly. If you can find a good teacher, I would suggest it no question. (Just be wary, if every Krav maga instructor who claims to have trained Israeli special forces did so, then there are waay more instructors then soldiers)
Nov
21
comment What is the Most Effective Discipline to Learn for Absolute Beginners
When you say effective, do you mean in a street combat situation?
Nov
19
accepted Training multiple arts at the same time.
Nov
19
comment Why don't some gyms focus on take downs?
Interesting. Coming from a wrestling background, the idea of not focusing on take-downs is a very strange concept.
Nov
4
comment How to defend against dog attacks?
Also, what does "against a scared dog" mean? sounds a wee bit abusive
Nov
4
comment How to defend against dog attacks?
Armed or unarmed?
Oct
31
comment Training multiple arts at the same time.
The differnce is that in MMA, they are taught as a single system, they work from the same stance (or the stances are connected in training), the moves are trained in connection with each other, ect.
Oct
29
comment What is the most effective martial art in a street fight - no weapons?
Even in a non-sport art, how would one spar techniques that would harm other students when preformed? Isn't there a similar danger for a student learning to stop right before completing any dangerous technique? The one advantage I can think of might come from learning to defend against attacks that would appear on the street, but never on the mat.
Oct
29
comment Training multiple arts at the same time.
I read this in an aussie accent, it was thus enhanced. Im my case I am actually not seeking to train a striking art and a grappling art. I am going for MMA and SCA sword-fighting (which will be supplemented with historical German long-sword classes by the translator of one of the manuals)
Oct
25
comment What is the most effective martial art in a street fight - no weapons?
Its interesting that Krav Maga has not been mentioned at all.
Oct
25
comment What is the most effective martial art in a street fight - no weapons?
The one issue with MMA is that is often optimized for sport.
Oct
20
comment Training multiple arts at the same time.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muscle_memory