Well International Women’s Day has snuck up on me again so I have been reflecting on our progress in the last 12 months. I am pleased that we now have women training regularly in our Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Mantis Kung Fu classes as well as our Tai Chi, Kettlebells and Filipino Kali groups. This is certainly progress from 12 months ago but we still need to do more. We are genuinely known as a friendly and inclusive club and this is down to every member of the group.
As a man it’s essential that I am mindful of both the language and contact I use when working with women. As an Instructor its a privilege to teach and reaching every corner of our community with the benefits of martial arts and exercise is why I teach.
I hope that by March 2024 I can report that even more women are regular attendees in the classes at moi fa.