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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
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.
Feb
13
answered Benefits of a formal senpai/kohai relationship within an Aikido dojo
Feb
13
comment What is a good push-up routine to build punch strength?
Science is an oft-under-appreciated virtue in the martial arts world (except when it can be exploited and misinterpreted for television shows).
Feb
13
comment Official Term/Good Reference for Hapkido Advanced Basics
I don't know precisely how useful this is, but there are two books here (Hapkido Bible and Hapkido II) that are often referenced as "must haves" of the Hapkido world, and would likely be able to answer your questions: hanmudo.com/merchandise
Feb
13
answered How to best maintain mount position
Feb
13
answered How can I respectful​ly raise concerns about class difficulty level/teac​hing style at my club?
Feb
13
revised How can I respectful​ly raise concerns about class difficulty level/teac​hing style at my club?
Tried to remove the idea of "best"... Too subjective. There may be a culturally proper way to approach this.
Feb
13
comment What martial art should I start with?
As it is, this question mirrors the original (see edit history) question Given a student of average height and weight, which martial arts practice is likely... which required significant editing and remains closed. This can be answered, but all answers are subjective.
Feb
13
revised What martial art should I start with?
Corrected tags; Individual arts tags don't apply
Feb
13
comment How can one maintain or rekindle discipline and passion in martial arts?
+1. I'd only add that sometimes life simply intervenes. You move to an area that doesn't offer the same quality of training; you get married (my training decreased significantly after getting married); having children... I don't see this necessarily as a dwindling of passion so much, but it can definitely be a problem in maintaining the discipline/passion. Discipline and passion itself can be a bit of a glamour in the martial arts themselves.
Feb
13
revised Is there a written, authoritative source I can reference for interpretations (Bunkai) of Karate (Shotokan) katas?
Cleaned up formatting, added authors, minimal content change
Feb
13
answered How does one mentally push past pain in training?
Feb
13
comment Is there a written, authoritative source I can reference for interpretations (Bunkai) of Karate (Shotokan) katas?
@Trevoke: Shotokan was in the title from the first post (see edit history). Please build on the accepted community wiki answer, and include waza if you feel strongly about it being an accurate point.
Feb
13
awarded  Enlightened
Feb
13
awarded  Nice Answer
Feb
12
comment Is there a written, authoritative source I can reference for interpretations (Bunkai) of Karate (Shotokan) katas?
@Trevoke: it was only edited to clarify that he meant bunkai by interpretation. Please review the edit history; your answer was and still is entirely valid.
Feb
12
revised exercise wiki excerpt
Added full tag, changed formatting.