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bio website pavel.tcholakov.net
location Johannesburg, South Africa
age 32
visits member for 2 years, 9 months
seen Jun 3 at 15:28

Computer geek and photo enthusiast, I currently work as an integration architect and am studying towards an Honors BSC in computer science. Interested in mobile, web, large-scale systems, and computing in general.


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awarded  Yearling
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comment Are martial arts suitable for a busy, IT professional?
I fully agree with Jonathan's comments, just pick a good school and try it out. I returned to martial arts after a long break at age 25, relatively unfit after I got bored with gym. After a long day at the office there is nothing more relaxing than forgetting about the outside world for an hour or two and sweating the stress out of my system. If you happen to click with a particular style the fitness and mental benefits will follow naturally. You absolutely do not have to aim to be a great fighter to do it.
Feb
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awarded  Beta
Feb
19
comment Should I train differently to spar guys who are bigger than me?
Second that, if you're shorter than your opponent you should move closer and trap him/her in as far as possible. Otherwise he or she will use their reach advantage and you won't be able to do much about that.
Feb
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answered Have any Kung Fu styles established a formal connection to the Shaolin Temple?
Feb
13
comment What is a good push-up routine to build punch strength?
+1 for physics :-) (and another +1 deserved for mentioning clapping pushups)
Feb
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answered Lowering heart rate at will
Feb
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awarded  Editor
Feb
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revised Is practising techniques on both the left and right sides beneficial or detrimental to martial development?
small typo
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awarded  Teacher
Feb
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answered Is practising techniques on both the left and right sides beneficial or detrimental to martial development?
Feb
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answered When moving to a new city, what considerations need to be taken into account finding a new teacher?
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awarded  Supporter
Feb
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awarded  Autobiographer