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Old 01-16-2014, 08:44 AM   #17
Brian Gillaspie
 
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Dojo: School of Martial and Meditative Arts
Location: Topeka, KS
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Re: Teacher OKs "Avoid[ing] touching females on religious grounds"

I'm ok with an instructor making accomodations on occasion for people so if the student can't touch females then let him work with the male students. However, like most others I believe the complete segregation of male and female is wrong and unnecessary (based on what I have read).

It's the instructor's dojo so wheter we agree or now he is basically free do conduct classes as he wishes and if he wants to let someone hand out religous literature then that is his choice. If students disagree with how things are going at the dojo I think that all they can really do is one the following:
1. Just accept it and keep training.
2. Discuss the situation with the instructor and see if a compromise/solution can be found for both sides.
3. Find a new dojo.
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