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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
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.
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