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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
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comment Which martial arts focus on self defense?
This question is problematic; first, it's not necessarily the art but the instructors approach that makes it applicable as self-defense (Two schools of Shotokan Karate may take different approaches, one of tournament competition, and one of self-defense). Second, I already see a lot of opinion coming in from the answerers ("Jiu jitsu is probably the best", "Judo is what I recommend", etc.). I vote to close.
Feb
1
answered How do you prepare for the stress of a real self-defense situation?
Feb
1
comment Does ninjutsu qualify as a martial art?
Actually, this is almost entirely incorrect. See "Shoninki", "Bansenshukai", or "Ninpiden" for historical reference. I won't go into modern texts as these have little basis...
Feb
1
comment Which muscles do I use to stand?
Technically, equating it to "Nanba" could include it in the realm of martial arts, as Nanba (Japanese Walking) is a component of Kobujutsu taisabaki. I do not know, however, if there is a Chinese or other equivalent...
Feb
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Feb
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Feb
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awarded  Tag Editor
Feb
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Feb
1
comment Are martial arts practice weapons regulated?
This is true... Most states have a 3" rule on knives, but this isn't a given... Some allow shuriken, while others do not... I think you'll need to ask this question again with the specific state if you want a good answer. For the most part, so long as it's in a bag, a training weapon won't raise any alarm... If you're using it in a park, even in a class setting, you may draw some looks from the police.
Feb
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revised What are the differences between ITF and WTF Tae-Kwondo?
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Feb
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comment Are martial arts practice weapons regulated?
As far as I know, there are only national gun laws (perhaps someone can provide a counter). All other weapons restrictions are limited to state government, so they will vary based on locality.
Jan
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Jan
31
comment Do all schools of BJJ come from the same root?
No legitimate ones, anyway ;)
Jan
31
revised Is practising techniques on both the left and right sides beneficial or detrimental to martial development?
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