I used to be a 3rd degree black belt in jujitsu, a purple belt in tae kwon do and a green belt in MMA, and I always fear that guys will get intimidated by me and think I'm too violent or masculine to date. When a guy asks me what I do in my free time, I say I'm in the dojo practicing and improving my physical abilities since it's what I mainly do. Then his face looks slightly red and his eyes saying,"Uh oh, this chick is Jackie Chan and she'll kill me,"then he'll make an excuse to leave and never come back, leaving me confused and hurt. So should I keep my martial arts as a secret or something?
2nd degree. Not third degree. That was a serious typo, and sorry if you guys thought I was lying about third degree but that would take like 4 or more years for me to get. A second degree is possible if you pour your heart in martial arts and did martial arts every single day. It's like how Gabby Douglas won a gold medal at a young age, my age I believe, and there's much more older women who won gold medals than her. But yes, I was a former second degree. Not a third degree. Nowhere near that.
And I'm well aware that MMA, a regular dojo, does not have a belt system, but at Elite Martial Arts in my area, they have a belt system.
I think it's very sexy. I also find it very attractive when a girl had a passion for something. Definitely stick to your goals and don't hide who you are and what you do! The guys who walk away on you are complete douchebags. There will be men out there who respect you for who you are.
Nah I like it when gals have experience in physical activities such as martial arts, bodybuilding/working out or just simple stuff like hiking or biking it provides things for us to do together or things I could teach them and get them into.
I used to do martial arts so someone like you would be a great friend, but as for other people I know they can be really distant since they see martial arts as only for violence. If you don't want them to think you can break their arm by breathing on it, I suggest you try to make it like not a big deal. Don't say you were black belt in jujitsu unless they ask, just be like "hey i used to kinda do sum stuff"
Like right here I normally don't let anyone in on what I know when it comes to fighting a fight and really there is no point in telling others because sooner rather than later there will always be somebody show up wanting to prove them selves to the rest of the world.
far as i'm concerned, less chance of you being health nut.
This is false. There's no way a GOOD jiu jitsu instructor will give an 18 year old a black belt. I do jii jitsu; I know. My school is a Pedro Sauer affiliate. Also, there's no such things as belts in MMA. It stands for mixed martial arts. It's no single discipline.
I'm a first degree black belt in martial arts, have a year of Brazilian ji juitsu, and will be starting at an mma school next week so I'm used to being around female's who at least have some idea of how to fight. I'd definitely like the idea of dating someone like that.
Those guys are insecure and I don't know about you, but those are the guys I am not interested in. Personally I think it's awesome if a girl can protect herself. I know a lot of guys that like a girl who can kick their ass so don't let them get to you or stop you from doing what you love.
I really think you should not let these insecure guys get into you. I do several sports and I box too. Confident guys find that sexy. Especially the athletic ones, because they understand where you coming from. Don't let them stop you from doing what you like because they simply jealous and can't have it ;)