Colleen Boone wrote:
As far as women only classes I don't think they are always important. maybe if you have a girl that is afraid to start because she is intimidated by the guys I would think that would be good reason to put one together. But only for a little while because i think it is good for you to practice with differently sized people. If there are different circumstances where someone would only go if there was a womens only class then it may be well worth it to have one.
I agree with you. We are starting a women only aikido class soon. Basically getting them a chance to learn the basics without the pressure of training with and being hit on by men in the class. I think once they get to a confident level say after a month or two they will be willing to train with the guys. Its just that we haven't had much luck getting women to stay in our dojo.