#7 Meet new people

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Marge Sambol, a black belt in jiu-jitsu, explores the benefits of martial arts for women in this 10-part series.

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My friends often tell me they wish they could meet a good guy, but they just don’t know how to do it. They’ve tried the bar scene. They’ve tried online dating. They’ve tried the office pool. What’s left? My suggestion is to get involved in an activity like martial arts where you can meet new people in a low-stress situation.

It’s so much easier to get to know someone when you have regular interaction through training together and lots of things to talk about because you share a common interest. From there you can build a friendship, which I’ve always felt is the best start to any relationship. It may not have been on purpose, but this strategy has worked for a number of women at K2 martial arts. In fact, we’ve even had a number of dojo weddings