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Old 06-12-2015, 03:54 AM   #1
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Trans Inclusive Aikido

I noticed the other day that an Aikido site listed a Women's introductory class and beneath the advertisement pointed out that this class is trans-inclusive - Brittania Ki-Aikido - http://www.canadiankifederation.com/clubs.html

Perhaps I am naive, but I figured that any Aikido for women classes would be open to trans people if they wished to attend? My hope would be that an Aikido dojo would be the last place that anyone would find discrimination based on race or gender, especially if we take the founders philosophy on Aikido being the art of peace for all people?

Good on them for advertising that they are inclusive of all people though, I hope people do not feel that they have to hold back from attending training at an Aikido dojo because of a race or gender issue. If that is the case them perhaps more dojos should take their lead and seek to address it?
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