Posted On:9/23/2002 8:37pm
For the first time in my life i sparred with a womman today.
A girl came from the U.S. today in our BJJ school, she was a blue belt. We have 2 wommen in the class but they don't sparr with us. But this girl did. I was the first to sparr with her, i was afraid of where to touch or grab especially when she puled me in her guard and i fought without puting any strenght. I know that all this may sound strange...but it was a strange fealing...i mean i didn't wanna lose from a girl and i didn't won't to win...i was afraid i might hurt her. Anyway the 5 minutes pass and noone TAPed and we changed partners.
Now i like to ask anyone who might have similar experience. Maybe your experience will help me in the future.
(THIS ISN'T A TROLL THREAD)
Posted On:9/23/2002 8:54pm
Yeah, I grapple with women all the time. We have a woman's grappling class and I teach the female instructor all the time. I just don't really think about what I touch or grab its nothing personal. Heck my first sparring partner was a woman....my mom. You shouldn't try to muscle anything anyway so it's good for practicing. Tap her if you can, she'll appreciate it in the morning as long as your not being a butt about it.
Posted On:9/23/2002 9:46pm
I got stuck wrestling with a woman once. Felt bad because she was hot and my coach just wanted my to stretch her ass out (and not on a Saturday night) to make her realize women don't belong in wrestling.
Posted On:9/24/2002 1:58am
I do all standing and rolling with men, so actually it's even strange for me to roll with women.
I have only done it three times, and to be honest, I was even worried about hurting them, or at least seeming very rough.
Some of the guys I roll with outweigh me by 100 pounds or so...women are so light & seem fragile..lol I'm not huge, but strong for my "gender" 5'9, bout 150. I rolled with a woman the other day, only the third time with a female in 7 years...she seemed so light I could just sweep her, take the mount...
So, I backed off & let her work some stuff, let myself get into "situations" so I could work escapes....
Oh, & I didn't really notice her body parts, but I don't normally notice the mens either...lol
<img src=icon_smile_blackeye.gif border=0 align=middle> Sam
Posted On:9/24/2002 2:35am
I have sparred with women a few times .. I am actually teaching a woman some stuff tomorrow. She is preparing for a part in a small college film as a bad girl kickboxer type. :P
I have also sparred or wrestled around with my younger cousins once in a while. I think it is important to try not to use strength and power out. Just work techniques. You want them to learn what to do not that being stronger is cool. (I agree with Michael)
Posted On:9/24/2002 3:30am
Style: Dynamic Combat,TaeKwondo,Judo,Submission Grappling
I've grappled with 2 women. One, she's a state champion in judo and submission. She was real good and close to my weight so I liked rolling with her. But there was this one time I went with this girl who was hot and I was nervous about where to grab and worried about brushing up against the wrong place. I felt really strange.
Posted On:9/24/2002 11:49am
Thank u gentelmen... and ladies.
Posted On:9/24/2002 1:01pm
Guy Who Pays the Bills and Gets the Death Threats Style: MMA (Retired)
I like JKDChick's take on sparring/rolling with women: Don't hold back because they might get into a situation someday outside of the training hall where their attacker won't.
Posted On:9/24/2002 3:23pm
I usually ask the woman why she joined class. If she says self defense I go at her if she says fitness I hold back.
Posted On:9/24/2002 6:32pm
Phrost, that's true too .. after she knows the technique she should have to learn to apply it in a realistic situation
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