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Sparring as conditioning

Martial Arts_This isn't badminton....

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Defeating the attack

Martial Arts_As the martial artist's proficiency increases, effective blocks tend to take less and less energy.

(A work in progress)

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Advanced sparring

Martial Arts_After technique becomes ingrained, and the student grows past "gimmick" attacks, the real learning can begin

(A work in progress -- just a place for my notes at the moment)
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A heirachy of defense

Martial Arts_My attempt to untangle the morals of defensive violence, when it's morally justified, and when it might be morally required

(A work in progress -- just a place for my notes right now)
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"Is being left-handed bad?"

MiscWritten Jan, 1996: "Is being left-handed bad? Should I switch my kid to being right-handed?" I'm amazed that parents still ask this question. Here's my stock answer:
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Reading Time

FamilyWritten in February 1996, we developed the reading habit from an early age...
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Dogs and young children

PetsWritten Feb 15, 1996

I always cringe when I hear people say that you oughtn't to own dogs if you have a toddler.
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On color-blindness

MiscI'm partially color blind. I have the most common kind, where one has trouble distinguishing red from green.
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Feeding the baby

FamilyFrom 1996: It was difficult, at first, settling into a routine when Shannon was first born.
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"No again"

FamilyFrom 1996: It's funny (and can be very charming) how children will put together words they know in new combinations in attempts to communicate. We try to document Shannon's new combinations, but they're coming so fast now that we're losing
track.