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!
Angel Beats Anime Review
If you are looking for a show that is both touching and downright hilarious, look no further. This Japanese anime is a wonderful, short romp through the lives of a handful of students attending a school in the afterlife where you can never die; the call themselves the 'Afterlife Battlefront'.…
By:  in  Arts and Entertainment  >  Movies TV   Jun 10, 2011  
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Sword Sparring Technique - The Parry
You find yourself suddenly, for no particular reason other than this author's interest in making a point, fighting for your life. Your opponent is armed with a wicked looking sword that appears to be quite sharp and functional. There is no where to run, no choice but to fight. Except…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Fencing   Jun 10, 2011  
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Trigun Anime Review
If you love to watch shows like Firefly with a wild west theme and would not mind a touch of sci-fi along with a Japanese animation scheme, Trigun is the show for you. This show combines awesome gunfights with a zany sense of humor to delight its audience all the…
By:  in  Arts and Entertainment  >  Movies TV   Jun 08, 2011  
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The Wheel of Time - The True Source
If you are an avid reader of fantasy literature, it is almost impossible to not stumble upon the amazing world of Robert Jordan at one point or another during your quest for the next epic read. Robert Jordan has created the first modern epic since J.R.R. Tolkien penned his unforgettable…
By:  in  Book Reviews  >  SciFi Fantasy Horror   Jun 08, 2011  
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The Wheel Of Time - Aes Sedai
In Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time series, the pivotal action revolves around an order that goes by the name of Aes Sedai (pronounced 'eye sa die'). Within the series this order consists entirely of females who can wield the one power, Saidar, using it to create weaves of healing and…
By:  in  Book Reviews  >  SciFi Fantasy Horror   Jun 08, 2011  
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Wheel Of Time - The Ashaman
With the world rapidly accelerating towards destruction, Rand al'Thor determines to institute an practice that has not been done for 3,000 years, with good reason. He decides to begin a school where men may learn how to channel and become weapons with which to battle the Dark One at the…
By:  in  Book Reviews  >  SciFi Fantasy Horror   Jun 08, 2011  
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Types of Martial Arts - Hard or Soft
We all love to marvel at the amazing feats and demonstrations performed by karate and kung fu masters as the smash boards and bricks to pieces with their feet and fists. However most people do not realize that these represent only one half of the broad spectrum of martial arts.…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Martial Arts   Jun 08, 2011  
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Martial Art Style - Hapkido
Having just completed an introductory class in Hapkido, it seemed appropriate to me to write an article outlining my experiences within the class. This way I can reference back to it as well as provide those are interested in Hapkido with a basic concept of what the martial art is…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Martial Arts   Jun 08, 2011  
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Black Lagoon Anime Review
This is a tale of smugglers and the desperately dangerous life of crime and a young Japanese named Rokuro Okajima who suddenly finds himself thrust into the midst of it. Having been dispatched by his company to deliver a disc, he is kidnapped by the Lagoon company and held captive…
By:  in  Arts and Entertainment  >  Movies TV   Jun 08, 2011  
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Sword Types - The Saber
Widely recognized and highly popular during its prime, the saber lives on today as one of the most swashbuckling weapons to roam the earth. While not used on the battlefield any longer, it still plays a role in military parade dress within armies around the world. How did such a…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Fencing   Jun 06, 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…