My primary interest on Wikipedia originally was contributing to various Japanese martial arts related articles, out of frustration with their very poor quality. I've trained in karate and aikido since about 1997, and was a student and instructor of both with the American Butokukan system at UF.
More recently, I've taken an extended break from editing, but will occasionally edit articles regarding martial arts, my home state of Florida (or legal articles related to Florida), as well as other hobbies such as guitars or firearms.
Articles which I created, articles I did not create but where I wrote more than 50% of the content, and articles where I made substantial contributions but wrote less than 50% of the content, respectively:
I hereby award this barnsensu to you for your excellent efforts in improving Japan-related articles, especially those related to martial arts. Thanks for all your hard work! ···日本穣? · Talk to Nihonjoe 01:13, 2 January 2008 (UTC)