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I'm a web developer, IT consultant, and programmer with a property management firm in Orange County, CA. I also teach and train in Bujinkan Ninpo Taijutsu.

A lot of my side-projects end up rolling into my work life, and feel that the experience I've gained with web development, Ruby, Qt, C/C++, Java, etc. may actually be of use to somebody.

I've recently joined the Martial Arts private beta, and will be answering questions on there with regularity.

Oh, and I really hate when people tell me, "No, it can't be done." You're wrong; It can, it should, it will, so shut up and watch me.

Nothing is true; everything is permissible.
- Hassan-i Sabbah
(حسن الصباح‎)
Ruler of Alamut, Founder of the Hashshashin.


Feb
15
revised How can one maintain or rekindle discipline and passion in martial arts?
edited title
Feb
15
reviewed Approve suggested edit on How can I improve my teaching of ukemi or break falling?
Feb
15
awarded  Nice Answer
Feb
15
awarded  Disciplined
Feb
14
comment Official Term/Good Reference for Hapkido Advanced Basics
Glad to help. Best of luck!
Feb
14
revised Official Term/Good Reference for Hapkido Advanced Basics
clarification
Feb
14
comment Why are firearms not part of the martial arts world?
@dmckee: To clarify, it was muskets that were introduced at that time. The hand-held cannon was introduced by the Chinese earlier. Basically a big lacquered vase held in the unenviable position between the legs and fired (as one technique), or braced in the arms... They had a nasty habit of blowing up after a couple of shots.
Feb
14
comment What does the closed fist covered by open hand signify?
@Trevoke: And that's why you've never heard of it.
Feb
14
revised What does the closed fist covered by open hand signify?
Corrected semantics; This is an ordered list.
Feb
14
comment Official Term/Good Reference for Hapkido Advanced Basics
Added an answer based on what I managed to find. I can not be sure, but based on your information it's the best I can do. Perhaps if you can take a look and give me corrections as to what you're intending, then I can give you a better answer.
Feb
14
answered Official Term/Good Reference for Hapkido Advanced Basics
Feb
14
comment Official Term/Good Reference for Hapkido Advanced Basics
Unfortunately, I've only seen english descriptive names for anything in Hapkido. Perhaps I can track down something in Korean... Let me see...
Feb
14
revised Benefits of a formal senpai/kohai relationship within an Aikido dojo
Added caveat for subversive content.
Feb
14
comment Benefits of a formal senpai/kohai relationship within an Aikido dojo
@Trevoke: Noted; I'll add a disclaimer to the subversive nature.
Feb
14
reviewed Reject suggested edit on What martial art should I start with?
Feb
14
awarded  Enlightened
Feb
14
awarded  Nice Answer
Feb
13
revised Wing chun modification with only palm heel strikes?
Cleaned up grammar, added links.
Feb
13
answered How to meditate after an adrenaline rush or exertion?
Feb
13
comment How can I respectful​ly raise concerns about class difficulty level/teac​hing style at my club?
@RSid: I do understand; there's a lot of disingenuous behavior that goes along with being part of hierarchical social structures. Your rank, without being named an instructor, still puts you at a lower rank than they are; being self-effacing means you're offering them a way to save face, which can be ingratiating. There is always the other option used in the military: "Permission to speak freely, Sir?" This, however, is immediately confrontational. There is not an easy answer; ultimately, whatever path you take, you'll be making a compromise between your feelings and theirs.