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Old 05-12-2008, 11:32 AM   #20
Jennifer Yabut
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Dojo: Aikikai of Philadelphia
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Re: Starting an all-women's class

Christopher Li wrote: View Post
Then why not call it an "Intro to Aikido" summer course instead of a woman's class?


Because we are trying to increase the number of female students, and quite a few women had been scared off by the intensity of the "normal" classes. Of course the goal is to hopefully integrate some of them into the other classes, but a few may be perfectly happy with the "lighter" side of Aikido. It's only two classes out of the week; it's not like we're trying to form a brand-new "women only" dojo or whatnot - which I agree doesn't benefit anyone.

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