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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.


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revised What is the oldest documented Eastern Martial Art that is still practiced?
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Feb
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revised I have very little toe flexibility - are there other front kicks I can use?
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Feb
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revised What are good exercises for strengthening knees to hold stances better?
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Feb
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comment Why are firearms not part of the martial arts world?
@RobZ: I notice it tends to be a rather unknown skill set. Not quite as rare as, say, tosuijutsu (combative swimming), but surprisingly under appreciated.
Feb
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awarded  Scholar
Feb
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accepted Does ninjutsu qualify as a martial art?
Feb
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revised Which muscles do I use to stand?
Added content to better tie to martial arts.
Feb
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comment Which martial arts focus on self defense?
@Sardathrion: Not all competition need take place in tournament format. Randori and free-sparring can serve adequately if properly trained.
Feb
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comment Why are firearms not part of the martial arts world?
The Merriam-Webster dictionary amusingly defines "several" first as "more than one", then "more than 2, but fewer than many", then "being a great many"... I think they need to re-evaluate their definition :D
Feb
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revised Why are firearms not part of the martial arts world?
Corrected spelling
Feb
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revised What are good exercises for strengthening knees to hold stances better?
Corrected spelling
Feb
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comment What's the best way to stop a nose bleed quickly?
Hmmm. Follow up question... Is this a nose bleed from trauma or a naturally occurring bleed? The reason I ask is because if it's one caused from the exertion of the class and climate of the room, preventative measures may be appropriate as well.
Feb
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revised Alexandre Dumas' Three Musketeers: 17th century French Rapier
added 7 characters in body
Feb
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answered How do I increase hip flexibility for round kicks?
Feb
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answered Which muscles do I use to stand?
Feb
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answered Why are firearms not part of the martial arts world?
Feb
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comment Why are firearms not part of the martial arts world?
Plus figure in traditions of the culture your studying (The Japanese love, for instance, to claim mythical figures in their lineages) and the average education level of the society from which the art developed. Sociology of martial arts is quite fascinating :)
Feb
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comment Why are firearms not part of the martial arts world?
"A lot of martial arts trace their lineage back to times that predate firearms." Some, but not a lot... Late 12th c. to early 13th c. saw the adaptation of firearms in the form of handheld cannons in China; these were introduced to Japan in the 15th c. as was jujutsu. Most martial arts aren't as old as people like to think; even if they were founded at that time, they have evolved further than that origin. Likely, the reason you see this less is the oppression of civilian martial artists in Communist and Post-Imperialist societies.
Feb
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answered Alexandre Dumas' Three Musketeers: 17th century French Rapier
Feb
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comment What are good exercises for strengthening knees to hold stances better?
@SeanPatrickFloyd: You think that's long, you should see my other answers ;)