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    #31
    Originally posted by goodlun View Post
    This little tidbit still keeps sticking out at me when I reread this blog.

    I find it very troubling that any adult that is in a serious relationship can't identify what is and is not intimate contact.

    Have any of you out there run into this issue with your significant others?
    Personally my relationship with my wife is founded on trust and mutual respect. So no... Definitely not...

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      #32
      I don't know what you guys have been smokin' but I can bake a mean blackbelt. Plus, we're used to being barefoot in the kitchen - and you're barefoot on the mat. Coincidence? I think not.

      CHECKMATE, MEN

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        #33
        I read an article that was something like "How to get women into your grappling gym" written by a woman who participated in both BJJ and Judo. It was interesting, and was mostly about making women feel welcome, having a clean establishment, and so forth.

        I think if there IS a difficulty retaining women it is not that they can do BJJ/Judo/whatever, its that the clubs they are attending are unwelcoming or uncomfortable. The fact that there is, indeed, skilled female BJJ black belts, MMA fighters, and high level Judoka seems to me to indicate that they can cut it just fine.

        edit: Here is the article.

        http://www.grapplearts.com/Blog/2012...nto-grappling/

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          #34
          Originally posted by XXIV View Post
          I don't know what you guys have been smokin' but I can bake a mean blackbelt. Plus, we're used to being barefoot in the kitchen - and you're barefoot on the mat. Coincidence? I think not.

          CHECKMATE, MEN
          I hope you feel appropriately bad for getting men in trouble with their girlfriends for wrestling around with the opposite sex, the most dangerous of all the sexes.

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            #35
            How are you supposed to feel if your girlfriend tells you she's more worried about you wrestling around with guys?

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              #36
              My son is already in BJJ and I was encouraging my daughter. But now that I know you can get pregnant from it, I shan't allow it!

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                #37
                Originally posted by Raving&Drooling View Post
                How are you supposed to feel if your girlfriend tells you she's more worried about you wrestling around with guys?
                Means she thinks you're GHEY.

                Duh.

                She's probably wearing a chas-titty belt covering her butt and wondering if slipping cialis in your morning breastmilk would be a good or a bad idea....

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                  #38
                  Originally posted by Azatdawn View Post
                  I hope you feel appropriately bad for getting men in trouble with their girlfriends for wrestling around with the opposite sex, the most dangerous of all the sexes.


                  You should see what happens when I pull guard. I get like 100 pregnants in one night.

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                    #39
                    Originally posted by PizDoff View Post

                    The ladies always stay for a short time
                    but they ultimately quit. Some of them have gotten pregnant (from their husbands or boyfriends), some move and some just find out, just like the men that it’s very hard to do Jiu-Jitsu (even though my class is very technical) and they simply quit.

                    It then makes me want to do a male only class because we don’t want to waste time on someone who is just going to quit even though we are excited to have her and we try to take care of her and make her feel welcome.
                    This makes me wonder the most. He names several reasons for why women stop doing BJJ at his gym, even saying some of them have the same reasons as men (and I'm not even bringing up the discussion about how there are men that find out they're not really comfortable with grappling once they tried it) and then he states that the quitting women make him want to start a male only class, totally neglecting how there are men he wasted his time and excitement on that quit as well.

                    Also, reading this a second time, it sounds as if he never awarded a woman anything higher than a blue belt. Could be that he just hasn't been in the business very long, but... since there are women with higher belts than blue in BJJ it seems weird that they don't stick around long enough in HIS school.

                    Oh yeah. YMAS. *dick joke*

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                      #40
                      Just step on the mat and train like everyone else, if you want it enough you'll stick around.

                      I don't get what the big deal is.

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                        #41
                        Originally posted by Mister View Post
                        Just step on the mat and train like everyone else, if you want it enough you'll stick around.

                        I don't get what the big deal is.
                        That is because YOU can not get pregant

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                          #42
                          Can Women Really Handle Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu?

                          We have a female brown belt at my school. She's kind of an institution having trained there longer than just about everyone else. She's also the only consistent female that's trained at our school. I roll with her all the time and show her the same consideration I would a man that was her size, but taking into account her advanced skill level.

                          We've had a few other women come and go and some that train with us intermittently when home from college.

                          I'd definitely say fewer women start JJ than men, but the overall attrition rate once beginning training appears pretty constant to me across genders. If it weren't for having to assist with teaching occasionally, I wouldn't even bother learning someone's name until they had been there a few months.

                          That instructor sounds like a douche. If you don't provide a comfortable, respectful, and safe training environment, you'll lose out on lots of potential students. Treating anyone at your school as different, even if it's ostensibly preferential, only alienates them.

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                            #43
                            All this talk about comfort and safety is making me woozy.

                            Just step on the mat, no matter what you'll stick around.

                            I stuck around for years in Aikido and I often showed up when nobody else did and trained by myself with the wooden sword. The junior instructor (the only one that showed up sometimes) would bully me all the time until I got into a fight with him in the men's bathroom, he was stronger, and much more physically fit than I was, I got beaten up but he never bullied me again.

                            It was frustrating as the fiery pits of hell but I stuck around and I still showed up for HIS sessions.

                            Years later I split my spine in half and I'm still training. It hurts on every possible occasion and I'm risking paralysis when I do (according to the doctors anyway). But I'm still sticking around because I want to get stronger and better.

                            My mate tore his knee ligaments and he was still going to train before he had an operation, he could barely walk. It was funny to see someone walk into the gym on two canes.

                            If you really want women to last in martial arts stop making excuses for them. I fight with a girl like I do with a guy of that size, no holding back. I even go easier on small people to use less strength and more technique, it's not out of consideration for their feewings, fuck them, it's because I want to use this opportunity to practice my technique so that I can get better.

                            Everyone's talking about how the instructor is a douche causing the girls to leave but none are talking of the women that left being weak-willed.

                            My point is: If me and my best mate could get through injuries, no shows and bullying, a woman sure as fuck can get through someone who wants to cop a feel, just avoid rolling with assholes simple as that, and if that gym is full of assholes she will find another gym.

                            Like I said I don't get what the big deal is.

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                              #44
                              I hope nobody calls me a misogynist I'm getting really rather sick of the word.

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                                #45
                                Originally posted by Mister View Post
                                I hope nobody calls me a misogynist I'm getting really rather sick of the word.
                                Would you rather fuckstick? Cause in your case either is applicable.

                                Do women still need a male witness to file a sexual assault charge on a man in your country?

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