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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
7
answered How to adapt kote hineri against a larger opponent?
May
3
awarded  Custodian
May
3
comment Is martial arts training 'inadequate' for the real world?
Sam Harris is a bit of a doom-and-gloom author; a bit negative. Self defense training is about increasing your odds of survival; on a long enough timeline, survival rates all fall to 0.
May
3
comment How should a novice train if unable to join a dojo yet?
Moving doesn't necessarily mean you can't train in a dojo. Find an art you're interested in, then go and look at google maps for training in the last few locations. If you have time to run or exercise, you can find time to train. If you want to learn a martial art, study it; if you just want to get in shape, you can join a gym!
May
3
comment Translation for “Those who are possessed by nothing possess everything.”
Does anybody have the title of the book from which the translation was drawn? Japanese titles tend to be a little less concise...
May
3
comment “Aikido is first and foremost BUDO”
It's not something you can directly translate one way. Japanese is ideogrammatic - Literally it would be something like "Harmony Energy Way (Subject), said but wasn't original nature is warrior way was to be." A less literal way to translate is "It goes without saying The Way of Peace is essentially the way of the Warrior."
May
3
comment What is a “heavy jab”?
I've heard of "heavy" to describe a jab ("XYZ has a heavy jab"), but never of a "heavy jab" ("This technique is the 'Heavy Jab'"). Perhaps a misunderstanding?
May
3
comment Who was the first female judoka?
I'm kind of confused; are there multiple unrelated questions here? I see first female judoka, first female aikidoka, adaptation of techniques for size differences, and sexism in aikido...
May
3
comment Stretches for kicking?
Dynamic flexibility is different; the quick motion of a kick can cause the nervous system to fire and tighten the muscles to prevent flexion (similar to the tightness caused by even a minor car accident).
May
3
comment What material should be covered in a rape-defense course?
Sorry about the length... It's just such a huge topic to discuss too lightly.
May
3
reviewed Leave Open Is there a US-based organization supporting Iaijutsu?
May
3
reviewed Leave Open Translation for “Those who are possessed by nothing possess everything.”
May
3
reviewed Leave Open Has anyone had/recovered from achilles rupture?
May
3
awarded  Custodian
May
3
reviewed Close Krav Maga, is it 100% legal for defense?
May
3
answered What material should be covered in a rape-defense course?
May
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revised When should I run away?
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May
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revised Choosing a Target When Cornered by Multiple Attackers
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May
2
comment What material should be covered in a rape-defense course?
This is, in my opinion, hands down the best answer. "Rape prevention" or "Rape defense" courses need to emphasize a lack of answers – they need to demonstrate that we don't have a one-stop answer, but that we want to encourage an increase in awareness, and offer a means of improving their odds. I went to and assisted in a number of courses before I taught my first; but it wasn't until I had a woman in my class tell me about her experiences that I understood even a little. Any training is about reclaiming power and self-worth, two things many victims feel they've lost.
May
2
revised What is the best bo staff for an 8-year-old for competitions?
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