But that still leaves us out numbered over 20 to 1 when it comes to our male teammates.
Training BJJ was actually a little difficult for me in the beginning. If I was not instantly obsessed, I don't think I would have kept training. I have trust issues as well as personal space issues (Well, HAD personal space issues. BJJ fixed that.) but to train BJJ I had to blindly trust that these essential strangers, who were climbing all over my body, were doing so with good intentions.
Three years in and they have all proven their intentions to be pure... at least in the way that they are only trying to do me bodily harm. =)
Sadly, with the Lloyd Irving horror story unraveling, I realize more and and more that, that is not always the case.
So, thank you Team Fabio Novaes for being decent, upstanding human beings. Thank you for not letting my trust be misplaced. I feel blessed to be part of this team and thankful to have my teammates, male and female in my life.
Trust is not something I give lightly, or easily so it means more than I can express that I have a place where I can let my guard down, and still feel safe.