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Old 03-15-2006, 09:35 PM   #24
RebeccaM
Dojo: Boulder Aikikai
Location: Boulder
Join Date: Apr 2005
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Re: Religious Restrictions on Training

The degree of problem really depends on the gender ration in the dojo. I have yet to train regularly in a martial arts club where women were not a very definite minority, and, given the typical class size at my current dojo, it would be easy to just avoid women. I'd say let him train.

It might also be a good idea to find a discreet and polite way to educate other dojo members about the situation. Otherwise people might start thinking he's a real jerk because he won't train with women. Assuming they notice...
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