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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
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
May
10
reviewed Satisfactory Training while exhausted
May
10
reviewed Excellent Are there any benefits to Sitting Seiza?
May
10
awarded  Custodian
May
10
answered Can someone learn Krav Maga moves without exacerbating injuries?
May
10
revised How much can I improve my punching precision? How?
added 1049 characters in body
May
10
comment How long should it take to gain fighting proficiency in tai chi?
Personally I love this question, and I really want to answer it... I just can't even begin to decide where to start. It's a bit like trying to tell someone how long it takes to learn to dance, only assuming (but with no actual idea) that they have legs.
May
8
comment Did Karate really originate in the Okinawa region of Japan?
Fascinating. Sounds like a lot of resources need updating.
May
8
comment Training while exhausted
Good; but was "training while exhausted" ever advised for new techniques in the martial arts? I've only ever heard this approach for a means of removing excess/waste movement from a well understood technique as a means of absorbing the principles. The criticism of crossfit is relevant for Fitness.SE, but is it non-sequiter for MA.SE?
May
8
answered How much can I improve my punching precision? How?
May
7
comment Did Karate really originate in the Okinawa region of Japan?
Interestingly too, it was Funakoshi who also is first credited with writing Karate as 空手 ("empty hand"), from the previously common 唐手 ("China/Tang hand", denoting the connection to the Chinese origins).
May
7
comment Short leg issue and wide-soled shoe
Personal views of chiropractics aside, hip alignment could be a factor. Either way, a podiatrist may be able to prescribe a custom orthotic to help your rather unique situation.