2/06/2009 3:10pm, #1
Women-only open mat, Austin TX 2/8/09
Austin Jiu Jitsu is hosting a women-only open mat (not limited to students of any one school) this Sunday afternoon. Go to www.austinjiujitsu.com for details.
2/06/2009 6:15pm, #2
What a wholesome activity! Enjoy.
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2/06/2009 7:24pm, #3
Nice to see a women's open mat happening...hope you get a good turn out.
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2/06/2009 9:17pm, #4
Oh, come now. You know I'm just pulling your collective legs.
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2/26/2009 8:43am, #5
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Do they do standing grappling techniques as well? Also how does it work out? Are they classes or more like free rolling time? How many of the girls there also go to the mixed classes and how well does that work out?
2/26/2009 9:47pm, #6
So, the first women-only open mat had very poor turnout, I am told... I was unable to attend due to a rib injury. It is NOT a class, it is meant as a non-school-affiliated open mat. I only know of one women-only jits class in Austin (it's at my school, Relson Gracie, on Tuesday nights) and none of those gals were there, so yes, all the gals at the open mat (as well as virtually all the female grapplers in Austin) attend mixed (I assume you mean coed) classes.
As for standing, at an open mat you're welcome to start matches however you and your training partner wish. I routinely train takedowns and start most of my sparring from standing.
Personally I have no problem with coed classes-- they work out great. It's the women-only classes that are sometimes annoying; too few ladies take it seriously and train regularly enough and hard enough to make the women's class useful for my purposes. It IS nice to slap a triangle on someone with "my" size shoulders though.
2/26/2009 10:18pm, #7
Is there a dress code for this class or is that only for the "mixed" classes?
2/26/2009 10:24pm, #8
The womens' class at Phil's? no dress code for that... in fact, no real dress code for the mixed classes either. I'll qualify: Phil prefers we go in gi (there's a closetful of loaners) ... and I've gotten some **** for just wearing an athletic bra under my gi top (the preference is a tshirt or rashie too)... otherwise, I've seen men and women take class in yoga pants, sweats, shorts and tshirt, etc. Know someone interested in a womens' class? Tell them check us out...
2/26/2009 10:28pm, #9
2/26/2009 10:58pm, #10
Hmmm. I can see why my instructor prefers that women wear a t-shirt or rashie (in the past when I grappled in shorts and sports bra, I HAVE had embarassing moments when things slid further than expected, and I can see that cooler air causes potential distractions.) I personally find the sight of a fit man's chest to be equally (potentially, hypothetically) distracting and no one is making the guys wear shirts... but whatever. I decided the quality of the instruction and the training partners available were worth the sacrifice. I think of myself as an athlete, competitor and fighter and if I need to wear a rashie to be able to be on this team, so be it.
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