Martial Arts

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

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

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

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...

ATHLETES AT RISK: Convincing Olympic Athletes to Report Sexual Abuse, Misconduct a Hard Art

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

Brass tacks: if you see the people you teach as potential sex partners you're a sexual predator.

The No-BS Guide to Gun Control and the Second Amendment

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

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

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

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...

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