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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.


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reviewed Leave Open Is there a US-based organization supporting Iaijutsu?
May
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reviewed Leave Open Translation for “Those who are possessed by nothing possess everything.”
May
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reviewed Leave Open Has anyone had/recovered from achilles rupture?
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awarded  Custodian
May
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reviewed Close Krav Maga, is it 100% legal for defense?
May
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answered What material should be covered in a rape-defense course?
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revised When should I run away?
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revised Choosing a Target When Cornered by Multiple Attackers
added 432 characters in body
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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
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revised What is the best bo staff for an 8-year-old for competitions?
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comment Is there any information on pre-19th century Irish weapons-based martial arts?
My problem is this: John Hurley doesn't provide evidence for the existence of a codified system. It seems more likely that "Scianóreacht" for instance refers to the use of or skills with a knife in general, rather than a particular set of techniques, which likely existed in a less unified, familial training sort of form, much the way many european traditions were passed. In the 19th c. traditional weapons were banned, and the shillelagh became a popular replacement – after all, how do you ban tree branches?
May
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answered Measuring the foot when buying Tabi (and giving the size using the japanese convention)
May
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answered Légion étrangère close combat system
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revised What is the best bo staff for an 8-year-old for competitions?
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revised Does ninjutsu qualify as a martial art?
explanation of better understanding of shinobi
May
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answered Why should I wear my gi with left side over right side?
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comment Choosing a Target When Cornered by Multiple Attackers
From a legal standpoint, you're always in a gray area with self-defense. Self-defense is an affirmative defense; you're acknowledging that you committed the act for which you're charged, but stating that exigent circumstances made the action necessary. First strike does not necessarily negate self-defense; it does make it harder to prove. Being surrounded, however, gives you a good defense.
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comment Choosing a Target When Cornered by Multiple Attackers
Never really left; just been inactive until the site adopted a more hopeful tone.
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answered What is the best bo staff for an 8-year-old for competitions?
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answered Choosing a Target When Cornered by Multiple Attackers