So have many of you got issues with women?????? Quite frankly if you come into my club and beat the crap out of a junior rank..... male or female I'll spar with you.. and I fight dirty.... Sparring is an exercise, not reality. If you are a superior fighter then take the opportunity to practice moves and techniques you have not perfected , therby going to the level of your partner. If you beat down everyone who you are capable of all they learn is to take a beating, not to learn to fight or spar..... Male or female this holds true. I have advanced ranks that fight hard, mid range ranks that fight not so hard and beginners.... Based on some of the logic here, anyone who starts in a dojo should know there going to get the crap kicked out of them the first month... and that is down right stupid. Budo folks... Budo... challenge your sparring partner ( note they are not your opponent) but there is never a need to lay a beating on them. If two folks agree to go all out... go for it... all the better I say... but you both agree and are aware of it... most of the time this happens between friends who have the same skill level.