I've been going to Posener's Pankration and Muay Thai for about a year and a half now. I originally signed up for some self defense skills after a friend of mine was assaulted. Since then I have grown to love it and want to apply myself to learn more.
I started in the cardio class that has minimal contact. As I learned more I wanted to have more contact kicking and sparring to apply the skills I was learning. The full Muay Thai classes are 99.9% men. Most of the guys are pretty cool, some treat you like you will break if they touch you and some have no respect at all to your 'newbie' status and whale away. I appreciate them not treating me special, however. Those boys will get theirs from me one day. Mark my words!
So I found it awesome that there was going to be a womens only sparring class at the gym! To allow the ladies to get accostomed to full contact without the intimidation. And yes, it was awesome!
I'm looking forward to learning more!