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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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answered What is the oldest documented Eastern Martial Art that is still practiced?
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answered What characteristics should I look for in a sensei?
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comment How can I improve my teaching of ukemi or break falling?
I myself had a lot of trouble with "negative suggestion" in my early training, so I came up with this as a way to combat that. There's a great example of this principle in action here
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comment Are there legal ramifications to being a trained martial artist?
This is very true. Essentially, everything can and will come into evidence that relates to the trial, including, unfortunately, just how likable you are. In the interest of disclosure, I don't believe in hanging around for the police. My responsibility is to my family above all else. If what I did was illegal, they'll come and find me.
Feb
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answered How do I practice judo throws on my own without a partner?
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answered Are there legal ramifications to being a trained martial artist?
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answered How can I improve my teaching of ukemi or break falling?
Feb
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answered Bokken and Jo restoration
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.
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answered How do you prepare for the stress of a real self-defense situation?
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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...
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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...
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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.