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Old 12-02-2004, 03:18 PM   #6
Holly Nesbeitt
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 12
Re: No Difference: Male and Female Sensei

Agree with most of the others here. The differences between my teachers seem to be purely personal, not gender-related.

If I've noticed any difference at all between men and women on the mat, it's that women may actually be a bit more fierce. This may be because they don't fully realize how powerful they are (whereas a 200 lb guy knows he's big and tough, and may be careful to be gentle accordingly). At a seminar a couple years back, Chiba sensei said something like "You're all too macho. Especially the women."
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