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Old 03-15-2006, 05:46 PM   #14
Michael O'Brien
Dojo: Nashville Aikikai
Location: Nashville, Tn
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 288
Re: Religious Restrictions on Training

Christopher Li wrote:
Is what we're talking about (normal practice, but pairing with men only) really such an onerous accommodation?
It depends on the factors involved; For instance in the only class I'm able to attend right now in our dojo on Tuesday and Thursdays it averages between 2-4 people in the class. In that case, yes, it is a huge accomodation.

What happens when a girl comes in and says "I don't feel comfortable training with guys, I only want to train with girls and you let him train with only men so you have to let me train with only women."

Then someone else comes in and says "I want ..."

When you start making accomodations people will find a way to take advantage of it in most cases.

Just been my experience in life.

Harmony does not mean that there are no conflicts,
for the dynamic spiral of existence embraces both extremes.
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