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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.


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.
May
14
reviewed Reject suggested edit on How dangerous is it to choke someone unconscious or to be choked unconscious?
May
14
comment Can Forms (Kata/Poomsae/etc.) or Techniques (Waza) be practiced on the ground?
It was studying САМБО in the first place that made me consider it. I think improving martial skills is as much a mental exercise as a physical one. I'm all for the "quick" approach of filling your training gaps with specialized training, but going back and understanding how you're really not doing anything different is good too.
May
14
comment Does ninjutsu qualify as a martial art?
@Kent martialarts.stackexchange.com/a/197/25 It makes for interesting discussion, but I'm not as sure as I used to be. Some ryuha that talk about martial skills also are in some places regarded simply as brigands. I lack the evidence to make a definitive judgment.
May
13
accepted Can Forms (Kata/Poomsae/etc.) or Techniques (Waza) be practiced on the ground?
May
10
reviewed Excellent Measuring the foot when buying Tabi (and giving the size using the japanese convention)
May
10
reviewed Needs Improvement Impact of being smaller(shorter arms) and how to overcome this
May
10
reviewed Needs Improvement What is Fa-jin?
May
10
reviewed Excellent What can i practice to remove tension from my movements
May
10
awarded  Custodian