Martial Arts

ATHLETES AT RISK: 7 Tips to Prevent Sexual Abuse, Misconduct

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Fourth in a 5-part series By Cathy Chapaty I’ve made a plethora of mistakes in my martial arts teaching career that horrify me today. Years ago,...

ATHLETES AT RISK: Education, Boundaries Key to Ending Sexual Abuse, Martial Arts Leaders Say

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Third in a 5-part series By Cathy Chapaty Yudit Sidikman was 12 years old when a sexual relationship began with her temple’s cantor. It lasted until...

ATHLETES AT RISK: The Evolution of Abuse of Power

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Editor’s note: Pronouns and adjectives in some areas of this article are in the feminine for the sake of simplicity. It’s important to note...
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ATHLETES AT RISK: Convincing Olympic Athletes to Report Sexual Abuse, Misconduct a Hard Art

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First in a 5-part series By Cathy Chapaty Eight years ago in Las Vegas, I volunteered for USA Taekwondo (USAT) during its annual U.S. Open Taekwondo...

Enough is Enough: Instructors, it is NOT okay to have sex with your students

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Morality Check: if you see the people you teach as potential sex partners you're a goddamned predator. How's that for a tagline? Does this hit a...
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The No-BS Guide to Gun Control and the Second Amendment

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Photo by Sara Liberte. So, let’s start with an agreement. Before you rush to the comments section to whine, cry or blather on about the...

The Ongoing Shame of Brazilian Jiujitsu Instructors Promoting Sexual Predators to Black Belt

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Here's the $50,000 question: Do Martial Arts instructors have any duty to screen their students before teaching them the skills of physical violence? For outsiders who...

The solution to bad people being violent is making good people better at violence

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We need to talk about Victim Blaming, and that's not going to go over well with certain people. Of course, it is terrible to tell...

Jenny McCarthy and Other Actresses Accuse Steven Seagal of Sexual Impropriety

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Bullshido does not do celebrity news, which is fortunate because neither of these people are actual celebrities any more. And for regular readers of our...