Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is such a wonderful martial art! And not just because of the health and self-esteem benefits it has; but also because of its lifestyle benefits. One of those lifestyle aspects is the opportunity to roll with people from all sorts of different backgrounds, countries, cultures, professions, beliefs… We are all fortunate to be a part of this amazing sport!
But, every once in a while, you may come across a situation where somebody – maybe even you – will want to refuse a roll. And, sometimes, this becomes a case of a guy that doesn’t want to roll with women.
So, is it ever okay to refuse rolling with women? The jiujiteiro’s reasons for doing this can be diverse: it might be due to his religious beliefs, his more traditional moral views, his philosophies and general outlook on life… Or, perhaps, just because they might be new to the sport and don’t feel comfortable training with people of the opposite gender.
MMA coach Firas Zahabi, gives his thoughts on rolling with girls. He doesn’t roll with females in wrestling or Jiu Jitsu, Firas explains why.