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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.


Oct
14
revised Judo za-rei difference between man and woman
Rough translation to english of relevant section. Perhaps native dutch speaker can correct? (Only passing familiarity from Afrikaans).
Oct
3
comment Switching to non dominant side stance
Corollary: Use of the non-dominant hand is always at the expense of your dominant hand. Using your non-dominant hand for everyday tasks will deprive your normal motor skills of their reliability.
Oct
2
comment Switching to non dominant side stance
Reread my comment.
Oct
2
comment Switching to non dominant side stance
You seem to answer your own question: practice. How does one gain the most from practice? Practicing perfectly – performing the action with precision repeatedly. Start slow then as the action becomes reliable, build speed. Due to lacking muscles in non-dominant arms, the curve for adaptation is long. Be patient.
Sep
27
revised Two Muay Thai teachers teach different techniques. Who's right(est)?
added 896 characters in body
Sep
26
comment How do I keep a safe distance from potential threats without escalating the situation?
For those answers, I'll refer you to: martialarts.stackexchange.com/a/172/25 martialarts.stackexchange.com/a/243/25 They may not seem related, but since what you're talking about now is a stimulus reaction, which is no different than a flinch reaction. You need to condition yourself to think in a new way, much the way you've conditioned yourself to react as you are now. We are conditioned beings: we are conditioned to shake hands like some Mithraic cult upon meeting new people, for instance. Learning a new way of behaving is simply conditioning.
Sep
25
revised How can I try to engage students who don't really want to be there?
Pushing buttons.
Sep
25
answered Two Muay Thai teachers teach different techniques. Who's right(est)?
Sep
24
answered How do I keep a safe distance from potential threats without escalating the situation?
Sep
24
answered Where can I find display cases for Chinese Martial Arts weapons?
Sep
24
answered How can I speed up the recovery of a bruised leg?
Sep
23
comment Aikido jo-staff origins
It is likely that much of O-sensei's training and inspiration in came from his close personal relationship with Nakayama Hakudō (中山博道), who held menkyō in Shintō Musō-ryū (among others). It's important to remember that while Ueshiba Morihei introduced into the art, it was largely codified into a specific skill set by Saitō Morihiro, who first published the techniques in 1973. The is not representative of anything other than a staff; specifically of a common length of walking stick used by itinerant monks and common travelers.
Sep
23
answered Self-defense against chainsaw attack
Sep
20
answered Which martial art is most closely related to parkour?
Sep
20
answered Supplementary Asian arts for Modern Medieval Armored Combat
Sep
18
comment Supplementary Asian arts for Modern Medieval Armored Combat
I suggest splitting the question into multiple parts, asking each separately and specifically, so you can get a better answer. For instance, "What Asian martial arts would readily lend themselves to use in gothic plate?" would be a good start, as it could be answered demonstrably with specificity. As it is, arguably the answer is "any and all asian martial arts" barring evidence to the contrary (That somebody, somewhere, has attempted it). Judo does not itself take into account changes in balance caused by the additional weight of full armor, though it could be adapted (so too could any).
Sep
18
comment Counting Calories when Training for TKD Tournament
I used to agree whole-heartedly with this. Rather than add another answer, I'll point out two things from my wonderful doctor. 1st: your body needs about 1500 calories in food a day to maintain your organs. If you're not taking in enough calories to maintain, the first signs are usually hair loss and loosening of teeth. 2nd: Eating animal proteins every day can increase purines, leading to gout. Purines are found in numerous sources, but are heavily tied to people with high protein low carb diets. Not sure if it's important to anyone, but take it for what it's worth.
Sep
18
revised Were ninja still active during WW2?
Added an "account worth sharing" per the question parameters.
Sep
18
revised Were ninja still active during WW2?
Grammar, spelling, proper pluralization
Sep
18
comment Supplementary Asian arts for Modern Medieval Armored Combat
Unfortunately, this becomes an extremely broad question; the Japanese, for instance, acknowledged that variations in armor affected mobility, differentiating the arts of jujutsu and yoroi kumiuchi. Everything is the same, but everything too is different. Technique can be adapted, but you must understand how your mobility is affected. This means range of motion in the arms, legs, hips, shoulders, and feet of both you and your opponent.