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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
10
comment What methods are effective for increasing co-ordination on dual handed techniques?
@Ho-ShengHsiao: They'd never be so rude to tell you that's what ruined it. Good manners show an attention to detail, as do posture and other minor details. Martial arts training can do a lot to make you better in business and personal relationships, but you should be careful about changing behaviors for martial arts that limit your potential in everyday life. I also note this because part of ninjutsu is blending; knowing how to appear right at home during a business meeting (attention to details included) is a must for me.
Feb
10
comment What methods are effective for increasing co-ordination on dual handed techniques?
"Switch your knife and fork." – Heathen. Where are your manners! :P Do yourself a favor and do this at home alone; this can ruin a business lunch.
Feb
10
comment What is a good push-up routine to build punch strength?
You might want to specify just how far down you go. The US Army evaluates by a fist placed under a male recruit's chest. For women, a sponge is used (which is a great option for solo training).
Feb
10
suggested suggested edit on exercise tag wiki excerpt
Feb
10
suggested suggested edit on exercise tag wiki
Feb
10
comment What are the ways to get sweat stains out of a Gi?
Good! Now add it to your answer :D Just trying to see if I can't help boost the quality of your answer since it popped up under "low quality posts".
Feb
10
awarded  Vox Populi
Feb
10
reviewed Approve suggested edit on punching tag wiki excerpt
Feb
10
reviewed Approve suggested edit on exercise tag wiki excerpt
Feb
10
answered Is there a written, authoritative source I can reference for interpretations (Bunkai) of Karate (Shotokan) katas?
Feb
10
comment What is a good push-up routine to build punch strength?
This makes a rather untoward assumption that there is a correlation between muscle strength and the power of your strike. Power can actually be understood as the equation P = ((m•a)•∆s)/∆t; muscle can actually inhibit your capability to throw a punch by limiting rotation. Building overall applicable body mass is good, but flexibility makes greater changes in your speed than pushups do to body mass.
Feb
10
revised Is there a written, authoritative source I can reference for interpretations (Bunkai) of Karate (Shotokan) katas?
edited title
Feb
10
wiki created exercise description
Feb
10
answered Are there musical instruments which, when practiced, noticeably increase martial arts skills and performance?
Feb
10
comment Is there a written, authoritative source I can reference for interpretations (Bunkai) of Karate (Shotokan) katas?
By interpretations, are you meaning bunkai?
Feb
9
revised Do shock knives make a good 'training' alternative to real knives for knife fighting sparring?
Addressed comments in OP.
Feb
9
comment What methods are effective for increasing co-ordination on dual handed techniques?
It wasn't mine originally. It was a suggested edited by @Ho-ShengHsiao that was in two sentences because it was unclear. The semi-colon is the appropriate device for connecting those two thoughts. My edit was part of approving that edit.
Feb
9
comment What is a good age to introduce children to a martial art?
Please consider accepting an answer for your question, or rephrasing your question if you feel the answers don't fit your need.
Feb
9
revised What does the closed fist covered by open hand signify?
Added details and link.
Feb
9
comment What martial notation systems exist for describing techniques in writing?
@DavidH.Clements That actually would be a pretty good format, especially since it's been used to describe taijiquan and feldenkrais already. +1 to you sir!