Jonathan Hoover (Street Articles Author)
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Greetings and welcome to my bio. I am not typically one to enjoy writing about myself (I tend to avoid these biography things as long as possible) but I realize that I probably should fill this out so you know a bit more about me. I am a college student attending college in Seattle right now. I have just begun to get into this whole writing thing again after a LONG break from writing. "Why write for fun if I'm already required to do a ton of writing for classes?" was my thinking process. Also, despite the fact that I am a decent writer, sitting down and writing up random articles did not sound appealing frankly. Which is why I am so thankful to be able to write about one of my hobbies here on StreetArticles.com; swordfighting and anything at all to do with it. :) Look for me under the sports/fencing category for some of my other articles. Additionally, I have started a website in which I am also examining the usage of various historic weapons. Feel free to check it out and let me know what you think!
Matrim Cauthon
The most mischievous and roguish protagonist within the Wheel of Time series is, without a doubt, Matrim Cauthon. Going by Mat, this young daredevil is a cunning young man who has an extreme lucky streak, no doubt due to his nature as a Ta'veren. Mat is a handsome young man…
By:  in  Book Reviews  >  SciFi Fantasy Horror   Jun 17, 2011  
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Free Will Vs Providence - How Can We Be Free In the Face Of An Omnipotent God?
Human freedom in light of God’s divinity is a topic that I have long been intensely interested in. It is one of the tougher concepts to grasp, lacking an obvious response when first examined by anyone who may not be extremely familiar with the subject. It is widely recognized that…
By:  in  Self Improvement  >  Spirituality   Jun 13, 2011  
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Sword Techniques - Proper Distancing
If you have ever watched two opponents face off you may have noticed a pattern of engagement. This pattern involves three stages, closing, engaging, and disengaging, all of which rely heavily on one important skill; proper distancing. Let me break this down: if you do not know when to maintain…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Fencing   Jun 13, 2011  
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Sword Techniques - Feints
Sun Tzu maintains that deception is a primary part of the art of war. This extends directly to sword fighting in the form of the feint. While some masters of the sword dismissed feints as merely a waste of movement and useless fancy flourishing that won't affect trained opponents, the…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Fencing   Jun 13, 2011  
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The Problem Of Sin - If God is so Powerful, Why is there Sin?
If God is a just, omnipotent, omniscient, and loving God, He would not allow evil in the world. However there is evil in this world, thus God either does not exist, or is not just, omnipotent, omniscient or loving. This is the argument many non-believers cling to in their rejection…
By:  in  Self Improvement  >  Spirituality   Jun 13, 2011  
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Pacificism And Self-defense - When is Violence Appropriate?
If a man attacks you in the street seeking to harm you and then steal your money, should I fight back or should I simply passively hand over my wallet and hope he leaves you alone? People are typically counseled to do the latter, which is indeed a wise choice,…
By:  in  Self Improvement  >  Spirituality   Jun 13, 2011  
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Mount And Blade Review - Hands on Analysis
Looking for adventure? Looking for an open world which is free to roam about in and explore? Want to be your own master and decide who you fight for and how you fight? Look no further than Mount & Blade.The first time I stumbled across this game it captivated my…
By:  in  Gaming  >  Computer Games   Jun 13, 2011  
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High School of the Dead Anime Review
When I first saw this anime it had just begun airing. Brand new to TV, the plot enthralled me. The main character, Komuro Takashi is skipping class on a regular school day. Hiding out in an outdoor stairwell he notices a strange man bumping against the gate. A group of…
By:  in  Arts and Entertainment  >  Movies TV   Jun 10, 2011  
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Gun X Sword Anime Review
For all the mecha fans out there, Gun X Sword is a very interesting sci fi anime to occupy your spare time. You join the tall, lazy, and peculiar Van (rhymes with dawn) as he wanders across the planet of Endless Illusion seeking revenge for the death of his fiance,…
By:  in  Arts and Entertainment  >  Movies TV   Jun 10, 2011  
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Bleach Anime Review
Unless you are completely new to anime, you most likely have heard of Bleach. It is one of the most popular anime shows out there and boasts hundreds of thousands of loyal fans across the globe. Having aired of 300 episodes to date, it is also one of the longest…
By:  in  Arts and Entertainment  >  Movies TV   Jun 10, 2011  
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My Websites

The Wheel Of Time - The Eye Of the World Synopsis
The Eye of the World begins in the little village of Emond's Field. Rand al'Thor, a simple sheep herder,…
Free Will Vs Providence - How Can We Be Free In the Face Of An Omnipotent God?
Human freedom in light of God’s divinity is a topic that I have long been intensely interested in.…
Evolution of Medieval European Sword Combat
The sword is perhaps the most lethal killing weapon ever created. From the time of the Romans up until…
Sword Types - How to pick a sword
Most people do not realize how great a variety of swords there are readily available for different preferences.…
The Problem Of Sin - If God is so Powerful, Why is there Sin?
If God is a just, omnipotent, omniscient, and loving God, He would not allow evil in the world. However…
Pacificism And Self-defense - When is Violence Appropriate?
If a man attacks you in the street seeking to harm you and then steal your money, should I fight back…
Mount And Blade Review - Hands on Analysis
Looking for adventure? Looking for an open world which is free to roam about in and explore? Want to…
Sword Sparring Technique - The Parry
You find yourself suddenly, for no particular reason other than this author's interest in making a point,…
What is a Backsword?
Have you ever found yourself reading a novel or watching a movie and suddenly out of nowhere the main…
Sword Techniques - Proper Distancing
If you have ever watched two opponents face off you may have noticed a pattern of engagement. This pattern…