I've been learning a Japanese martial art for a couple of years. Recently, my instructor and I have had a number of discussions about why there are so few women in our class. So I would like to survey any women on this board what their reasons are for not participating in a martial art. I understand that there are many people who are just plain not interested in martial arts and that's fine. However, my question is mostly to those of you ladies who would be interested in training in a martial art, but have not done so yet because ______ (fill in the blank). Also, if you trained for a while but then stopped going, I'd like to also know why. Thanks!