Questions tagged [gender]

Male, female, and by extension transgender issues within the martial art world.

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What would prove better for a youth as self-defense [closed]

What would prove more effective/efficient for a young kid to learn from a young age, 3-4 years old, and later on use in survival situations when they are still not fully grown, 10-15 years old. I'm ...
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Benefits of women only sessions

Some clubs do women-only training sessions for either beginners or open to all levels. Generally those are taught by a senior female instructor. Personally, I dislike the idea. I find it much more ...
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Do any martial arts have mixed gender competitions?

Do any martial arts have competitions where men fight women?
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Does your gender effect your competitive potential? [closed]

Question Background Another question got me thinking about gender within the martial arts. I do Judo, and seeing as that's a grappling art, it's a particularly interesting/relevant topic. I have ...
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Non-sexist equivalent of “Man up” within the dojo

The common interpretation of the phrase according to the New York Times and urban dictionary and dictionary.com is about living up to a stereotypical image of masculinity. There are other meanings ...
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How a woman can teach martial art for men?

It's an honest question. I'm a black belt woman and I have only women in my class. I'd love to understand what happens with them or why men feel uncomfortable with the idea of taking martial arts ...
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Judo zarei difference between men and women

I have read this page about reishiki ("dojo etiquette") and have a question about zarei (the kneeling bow at the beginning or end of the class). Many sites describe a difference in zarei for women ...
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Who was the first female judoka?

Who were the first female judo players? When did they train? Keiko Fukuda was promoted to fifth dan in 1953.
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Where can I find or how can I make a tailored white dogi for women?

Does anyone know of a good supplier of white dogi for either aikido or judo that are tailored to women? If not, does anyone know of homemade modifications that can be made to a "male" dogi to make ...