About Hsoi

I decided to not hide who I am because I believe one ought to have the honor and integrity to stand behind what you say and do. So with that, I’m John C. Daub and I’ve gone by the nickname “Hsoi” since my undergraduate days ago. This is my place to say what I want, and while you’re welcome to be here, you’re still a guest in my house so behave accordingly.

A minor glimpse of me:

  • Husband
  • Father
  • Software Developer
  • Teacher, Mentor
  • Founder & CEO — Hsoi Enterprises LLC
  • Senior Assistant Lead Instructor, KR Training.
  • Author
  • Some people like to see other profiles
  • NRA Certified Instructor (Home Firearm Safety, Pistol, Rifle, Personal Protection in the Home, Personal Protection Outside the Home, CCW), Range Safety Officer, Eddie Eagle volunteer.
  • Rangemaster Certified Master Firearms Instructor.
  • Force Science Institute Analyst.
  • OC Spray Instructor (under Chuck Haggard).
  • Texas License To Carry (LTC) Handgun Instructor (formerly known as Concealed Handgun License or “CHL”).
  • Benefactor (Life) Member, National Rifle Association; Benefactor (Life) Member, Texas State Rifle Association; Life Member, Second Amendment Foundation; Life Member, Gun Owners of America; Member, Firearms Policy Coalition.
  • “Small-l” libertarian, I suppose (fiscally conservative, socially liberal, and generally “leave me alone, don’t tread on me” sort of approach to things).
  • Former martial arts student (1st dahn Kuk Sool Won; studied Parra Kali/Silat & Jun Fan arts, Thai boxing, western boxing).
  • Not a powerlifter, but the closest way to describe what I like to do.
  • Baptised Presbyterian, living in a Roman Catholic household.
  • Texan by choice.
  • Long-haired metalhead, with occasional hippie tendencies (e.g. prefer bare feet to combat boots).
  • I like to fish, hunt, see live music, enjoy a glass of fine bourbon, maybe a fine cigar now and again, and spend time with my wife and kids.
  • Korean, German, Scotts-Irish.

But in the end… I’m “just some guy.” I don’t consider myself to be anyone special, but my self-esteem is just fine.

Views expressed here in posts authored by me are my own; they should reflect on no one but myself. Your comments and behavior reflect on you.

I’m not one for bullshit. I do my best to not bullshit people, I don’t like to be bullshitted, and I generally don’t put up with bullshit. Life’s too short for games and bullshit. Be honest and straight with people.

Any reviews of services or products are my own opinion based upon my experiences up to that time. I receive no compensation, free product samples, favors, etc. in exchange for whatever I write. If however I do, I’ll be up front about it.

If you wish to link to my blog or pages in the blog, you are welcome to do so (linking… it’s what the “ht” in “http” is all about). Just remember that all material here is mine and under my copyright, so please don’t misattribute or steal. And it would be appreciated if you did provide proper attribution.

If you need to contact me for some reason, you can do so at:  hsoi (at) hsoi (dot) com.

45 thoughts on “About Hsoi

  1. Hi,
    Must appreciate a guy that understands the value of dry fire practice!
    How can I send you something interesting regarding dry fire practice?

  2. Hi John,

    I just wanted to drop you a line. I’ve been reading your blog for a month or two and I really enjoy it. We may not always agree on politics etc. but I truly appreciate your well thought out thoughts on the subjects. Keep this up my man.

    Joseph Lara

  3. John

    Like to say I read your first hunt and it’s great to hear that there is still new hunters been born.
    All I want to say keep it clean and keep it up, I’ve been guiding now for 9 years and there never a dull moment.
    No day is the same and there is always something one can learn out there, they mith be animals but we can see a lot out there.

    • Thank you again for stopping by. Feel free to come back any time!

      I must say that I’m itching more to hunt again. I can see how every hunt would be unique and memorable, even the bad ones. As for new hunters being born, I’m hoping my kids will go. They’ve expressed interest, and at this point it’s a matter of them getting their marksmanship up first. Again, one day at a time.

  4. Enjoyed working with you in Austin last weekend. Thank you for your kind words and feel free to get the message out there to all women that they can protect themselves and their loved ones.

    Hope to see you again soon.

    • Lynn, it was a pleasure to make your acquaintance as well. I’m sure we’ll be seeing each other again in the future.

      I’ll do my best to spread the message. That’s part of the reason for this blog.

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  6. Hey John, just thought I’d leave a comment on your blog. You have some great content here which is relevant to my interests and it seems we share some of these interests. I especially like your self-defense and gun articles.

    – Jon

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