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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.


Sep
17
comment Supplementary Asian arts for Modern Medieval Armored Combat
What kind of armor are you talking about? Some armors (particularly heavier plate armors) limit mobility in specific ways.
Sep
17
revised Which arts use the Naginata?
Clean up, clean up, everybody everywhere...
Sep
15
answered Were ninja still active during WW2?
Sep
15
comment Were ninja still active during WW2?
@JuannStrauss Kuji Kiri is a "thing". It's a ritual related to Shingon Mikkyo. And pretty much everything you've said is wildly inaccurate.
Sep
6
answered Which arts use the Naginata?
Sep
6
comment Where can I go to order cheap grappling mat(s) for beginners?
Not a fan of used MA equipment. It's like asking for a used staph infection. Try here: maeqd.com/category-1044-martial-arts-mats.html
May
31
awarded  Necromancer
May
30
comment How to improve speed and footwork?
Only thing I'd add to this is dance. Dance is all about movement and maintaining stability. Ballet is an excellent means of practicing fluidity of movement at various speeds.
May
30
comment Is kickboxing or boxing particularly dangerous?
More so, I'd dare say, and obviously so. You risk getting kicked in the head when you play Soccer; it's more of a given in kick boxing. Can the risks be minimized? Yes. But they are inherent to the activity.
May
28
awarded  Custodian
May
28
reviewed Reviewed Is there any documentation of newaza in Fusen-Ryu?
May
28
comment Is there any documentation of newaza in Fusen-Ryu?
Hi, and welcome to the site. While this is all definitely very interesting, it doesn't exactly pertain to the question asked. Perhaps you could tell us how this answers the question regarding documentation of the newaza of Fusen-ryu?
May
22
revised What makes this seated Daito-ryu technique work?
added 107 characters in body
May
22
comment Understanding the nature of a high ranking judoka?
Very, very good answer.
May
22
revised Morning exercise routine for student of Aikido
added 87 characters in body
May
22
answered Is “choondu marmam” in Kalari Payattu real?
May
21
comment How easy or hard is it for a combat sport champion to defeat a much stronger man?
These are really, really hard questions to answer - in any given fight, you're still talking about two human beings, and human beings make mistakes. One mistake could change everything. Would it be difficult? Yes, but any fight is. I just don't think this is answerable in its current form.
May
21
reviewed Close How easy or hard is it for a combat sport champion to defeat a much stronger man?
May
20
answered Martial art for a complete newbie - can i learn on my own?
May
20
comment Is “choondu marmam” in Kalari Payattu real?
I would suggest that, like most myths, it is based in fact. Magic, religion, spiritualism... These are all primitive methods of explaining experiences we otherwise don't or didn't at one time understand. To this day, people seek to apply order or reason to coincidence due to the superstitious nature of the mind. We like patterns, and when we see or hope to see patterns, and incorrectly give previous action a causal meaning, we have magic. Perhaps we can look at these abilities similar to religions: a source of hope, true or not.