My name's Ahmad, and I am a martial arts enthusiast like you all. I had this account since 2008, but I haven't posted. Marital arts peaked my interest in 2005 when I read Stephen K. Hayes books on Ninjutsu. I haven't trained in any of the Ninjutsu organisations, but I am planning on joining a club very soon. I did Judo for a few years, on and off as my schedule permits, but unfortunately I have not had the chance to continue on. An initial plan to join my old dojo was dashed when I realized they had moved a bit far away from me. I like martial arts as a way of self-defense, and while I tend to keep busy and avoid confrontation if possible, it's a piece of added insurance. I also like to pay attention to all aspects of my life, and marital arts is a fun way to do it. I am sure a few people here are also members of MAP. It'll be good to see a few familiar faces around here I'm looking forward to learning, and hopefully contribution in any small way I can.