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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
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!
Feb
9
revised Morning exercise routine for student of Aikido
corrected translation
Feb
9
comment What are the ways to get sweat stains out of a Gi?
Yes, but what makes them effective? Obviously they're cleaning agents, as are Tide, Gain, Clorox, etc. What makes your answer stand out/why should the asker or others listen to it?
Feb
9
revised What methods are effective for increasing co-ordination on dual handed techniques?
Highlight the main point. I missed that the first time I read it and it came across as "human brain is not good at multitasking so don't even try using two hands". Corrected punctuation.
Feb
9
comment Does ninjutsu qualify as a martial art?
Sometimes I like Zhougari... Sometimes I think he's blinded by his own diagnosis. Nothing is unique, and it is true that ninjutsu does focus on surviving. There are techniques that specifically fall under the banner of ninjutsu, however they are not unique to the art, just as wrist locks are not unique to jujutsu or aikido.
Feb
9
comment Does ninjutsu qualify as a martial art?
I agree from the stand point of ninpo being a state of mind; when one applies ninpo to taijutsu, you change the state of your approach to taijutsu (since jujutsu is a form of budo taijutsu, by changing your approach to the problem, but not necessarily the technique, you make it ninpo taijutsu). Ninjutsu is specifically a skill set tied into tradition (see Shoninki for an example of skills specific to the ninja).
Feb
9
revised Does ninjutsu qualify as a martial art?
Corrected spelling/grammer
Feb
9
comment Benefits of a formal senpai/kohai relationship within an Aikido dojo
Interesting... Sempai and Kohai are an organic relationship in Japanese society, stemming from societal norms of creating social structure in every facet of life... I'm curious how this will play out...
Feb
9
comment Have any Kung Fu styles established a formal connection to the Shaolin Temple?
Shaolin.com better hurry up. At 90+ years old, a Chinese monk is lucky to be alive, let alone have a good memory!
Feb
9
answered What does the closed fist covered by open hand signify?
Feb
9
awarded  Nice Answer
Feb
8
comment Do shock knives make a good 'training' alternative to real knives for knife fighting sparring?
Even training with a real knife is simply a simulation – without the intent to harm, you're only parroting the movements, and not offering a realistic experience. Shock knives do allow you to cause temporary harm and pain, and thus allow you to give intent. Most martial artists (as demonstrated by @IaroslavKovtunenko's comment) do not know how to cut through material and will result to chopping motions; denim on a pig or on meat wrapped around a pole can teach one to cut properly – an hour of trying in, it can seem quite impressive to step up and do it with ease. It's simply a trick: Sink.