Do you prefer sparring with women or men?

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  1. drop bear

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    It is the lack of mass more than the gender.

    A good analogy that was made was treat the like you would a 16 or 17 year old boy.
     
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    Someone with shorter reach, less muscle, and less mass has a disadvantage against me, unless they are more skilled than me, regardless of gender. That just happens to be more common with women (and teenage guys).
     
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    To me it doesn't matter with whom I spar.
    Maybe the only criteria is the engagement. If you know that your opponent puts his/her soul into the training, it is enjoyable.
    If a person is more skilled/stronger/bigger than me than it is a challenge.
    If person is less skilled/weaker/smaller than sometimes I realize my own mistakes or I can give some guidance to them.

    But training with someone who doesn't care, I am slightly annoyed. But hey, it exercises my patience ;)
     
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    It's hard for me to find other women to spar with. Guys are usually ready and willing. lol.
     
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    You need girls to get girls.
     
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