Sunday, September 28, 2008
Dr Mugheer Khamis Al Khaili, Director General, ADEC
Abu Dhabi to start inspections over school villas
By Dina El Shammaa, Staff Reporter
Published: September 27, 2008, 23:40
Abu Dhabi: Around 300 pupils are being cooped up in private school villas, fit only to accommodate a family of five, forcing the Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC) to intervene and start inspections, Gulf News was told during an exclusive interview with Dr Mugheer Khamis Al Khaili, the ADEC Director General.
Although the strategy of ADEC will not be released before November, Dr Al Khaili shared the council's plans with Gulf News.
ADEC was set up in September 2005 as an independent corporate body with legal, financial and administrative independence.
ADEC's headquarters are in Abu Dhabi. However, it has the right to set up its branches and offices within or outside the UAE.
"We started inspecting the licensed villas two weeks ago to assess the quality of school facilities. It's not acceptable to place all these pupils in a villa that's meant for a family of five. We want our children, whether expatriates or Emiratis, to have a good education and a pleasant memory of the UAE," said Al Khaili.
During the interview with Gulf News, Al Khaili said ADEC had just signed a contract with an international company to help structure the educational situation nationwide.
Gulf News: What are some of ADEC's upcoming plans?
Dr Al Khaili: We have signed an agreement with an international company to assess our pupils in public schools in November and in April.
Pupils will be assessed on their knowledge in four subjects: Arabic, English, Mathematics and Science. This will help ADEC set a baseline, build plans for the future and work on improving the system.
What are the latest resources that ADEC is banking on?
We are now recruiting English language teachers with bilingual skills, who are going to be teaching the new curriculum introduced by the Ministry of Education. These teachers are highly qualified, coming from Tunisia, Jordan and Lebanon.
What is different about the new curriculum?
The new curriculum has a balance between teaching our children our language, heritage and religion. Without strengthening our national identity, we will disappear as a nation. At the same time, we encourage globalisation and stress enhancement of English language skills.
What about private schools?
ADEC, set up by General Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, aims to provide all our children - whether expatriates, whose families have helped build the UAE - or Emiratis, an equally high standard of education.
Recently, 25 Iraqi pupils with exceptional grades have been offered a scholarship personally by Shaikh Mohammad.
What has your accomplishment been with ADEC?
Some Emiratis were rejected scholarships in universities last year for failing to meet the expectations. This year, ADEC provided strengthening courses to these pupils, specifically in English and Information Technology, and all 600 have passed and were offered scholarships.
With all these new changes and plans, do you feel any change in the behaviour of the pupils across the emirate?
With any new initiative, change cannot be felt during the first year. We have recruited these teachers this summer and just started the academic year. It's still too early to assess anything.
According to some school principals, fitness training facilities in public schools are very poor. What are your comments on that?
ADEC did not depend on the ministry to build its schools. There were some schools that needed polishing and we have revised and updated the facilities in these schools.
We have also introduced a new sport called Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (a martial art) in 14 schools - five each in Al Ain and Abu Dhabi and two in Al Gharbeya, of which two are girls-only schools.
What programmes has ADEC introduced this summer to enhance the knowledge of pupils?
Over 20,000 pupils from public and private schools participated in a summer course called Sayfuna Mumayaz (meaning 'special summer').
It included Arts, Science, Information Technology, social and vocational training and sports. It was offered by 1,000 teachers across 86 centres in three educational zones in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and the western region.
Another programme was Summer Abroad, under which, 500 pupils were sent to four different countries - Canada, Britain, New Zealand and the US.
The third programme was the Summer Challenge, where more than 3,800 high school pupils attended a five-week training programme in English, Information Technology, Mathematics, Science and Vocational Education.
A young boy was left to suffocate to his death in a bus last year. What measures are being taken by ADEC to ensure that schools provide safer transportation facilities to the children?
We have recruited 400 Emiratis to supervise children in public school buses. As for private schools, they are responsible for their busses, but I know that they are trying to avoid problems and are doing all they can to keep their pupils safe. If we feel there is a specific complaint or a problem, we will surely intervene.
What is the difference between ADEC and the Abu Dhabi Education Zone?
ADEC plans and takes decisions, while the Abu Dhabi Education Zone is in charge of the implementation process. However, at the end, we both work together as one team.
One hundred and fifty contestants from 30 countries contested for the ultimate prize of the championship, which kick-started Thursday night.
The UAE was represented by 65 contestants in the championship which was held in the categories of the 65kgs, 74kgs, 83kgs, 92kgs, above 92kgs and open weight.
Jordan national team placed second and took home the Silver medal, while the Bronze medal went to Bahrain national team, which placed third.
In the individual contests, Eid Rehan of UAE emerged champion of the above 92 kgs category after defeating Egypt’s Tariq Matar, who took Silver. The Bronze went to Jordan’s Ayman Sameeh while Abdul Salam Al-Arousi of Tunisia was fourth.
Demetrius of Greece won the Golden title of the open weight event, Hakeem Riomov of Russia was second with Silver, the Bronze went to Ivos Noel of the United States, while Amin Totae of Sweden placed fourth.
In the 92kgs event, Demetrius also clinched the Gold medal at stake, leaving the Silver and Bronze for Taimur Islam (Britain) and Aayat Karim (France) respectively, while Roy of Brazil placed fourth.
Jordan’s Mohammed Balbis, won the Gold of the 83kgs event, his compatriot, Yazen Salhat took the Silver, while the Bronze went to UAE’s Abdullah Al-Kitbi, leaving Jordan’s Thamir Samir to occupy the fourth place.
But in the 74kgs event, Abdullah Al-Sheikh of Bahrain won the Gold medal , Jordan’s Zaid Adel took home the Silver and his compatriot Sa’ad Ghadeer took the Bronze, leaving UAE’s Saif Al-Nuaimi at fourth place.
Bahrain’s Sena Manfred won the Gold of the 65kgs event in a tough encounter with Morocco’s Hilal Dawoud, who resigned to the Silver medal, Jordan’s Saddam Abdullah took the Bronze medal, while his compatriot, Bashar Bassam was fourth.
At the end of the championship, the Guest of Honor of the championship, Sheikh Zayed bin Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, flanked by Lt. General Mohammed Hilal Surour Al-Ka’abi, crowned the winners by distributing the medals and prizes to them.
Asian Cup championship:
The Asian Cup Jiu-Jitsu championship has been slated for December 12 and 13 at the Armed Forces Officers Club, it was announced by International Jiu-Jitsu coach, Carlos Santos, at the end of 1st Jiu-Jitsu championship of the AFOC’s Open Sports Festival.
The championship will be held in collaboration with the UAE Wrestling and Judo Association. Total cash prizes of US$38,000 are up for grabs at the end of the championship.
Friday, September 26, 2008
on November 9th. 1000 EURO MONEYPRICE will be awarded for the winner in the Elite Open Class.
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The Catalan Association of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, FUJI MAE and the Co-Sponsors, are proud to present the II Copa Catalunya de Jiu-Jitsu that will take place in Barcelona on the 6th and 7th of December, 2008. The competition will be held at the Bonpastor Poliesportivo Gymnasium located on Calle Costa Daurada, nº 12-16, in Barcelona, Spain.
The event will reward a total of 5,000€ in prizes. + INFO www.acjjb.com
Highlighting the details of the club's development programme, Al Ka'abi said it would include facilities for marine sports like wharfs for parking speedboats, water cycles.
There would also be space for beach football and volleyball in an attempt to make the club into a world class resort that would take advantage of it's location.
He added the expansion program also included a 5,000 capacity hall in view of Abu Dhabi's need for places to hold various social ceremonies.
The plan was also to build a 15,000 capacity in-door sports facility that would meet Olympic standards.
It would be used for sports such as five-side football, basketball, volleyball, handball, table tennis, lawn tennis, billiard, snooker, gymnastics and jiu jitsu.
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Sunday, September 21, 2008
UAE take jiu jitsu honours in open sports festival
Abu Dhabi: The UAE's national team emerged overall champions in the Jiu Jitsu competition of the 12th Armed Forces Officers Club's Ramadan Open Sports Festival.
The UAE topped with Jordan coming second and Bahrain finishing third as over 150 competitors from 30 countries took part in six weight categories, according to a press release.
In the individual contests, Eid Rehan of the UAE emerged champion in the above-92 kg category after defeating Egypt's Tariq Mattar.
Demetrius of Greece completed a double when he won the 92-kg category when he defeated Taimur Islam of Britain.
Demetrius later won the open category after he defeated Russia's Hakeem Raimov in the final with Ivos Noel of the US finishing third.
Jordan's Mohammad Balbis, won the 83-kg event while the gold in the 74-kg event went to Abdullah Al Shaikh of Bahrain. Bahrain's Sena Manfred won the gold in the 65kg event.
International Jiu Jitsu coach Carlos Santos said: "The Asian Cup Jiu-Jitsu championship has been slated for December 12 and 13 at the Armed Forces Officers Club.
"The championship will be held in collaboration with the UAE Wrestling and Judo Association. Total cash prizes of $38,000 will be up for grabs at the end of the championship," he added.
UAE national team win Jiu-Jitsu C'ship
UAE national Jiu-Jitsu team has emerged the inaugural Jiu-Jitsu champions of the 12th Armed Forces Officers Club's Open Sports Festival on Friday in Abu Dhabi.
Sheikh Zayed Bin Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan crowned the champions amidst fanfare at the end of the championship which attracted a large number of Jiu-Jitsu fans and VIPs, including Sheikh Hamdan Bin Sultan Bin Hamdan Al Nahyan and Lt. Gen. Mohammed Hilal Al Kaabi, Afoc Board chairman and chairman of the Higher Organising Committee of the Sports Festival.
The event drew 150 contestants from 30 countries.
The UAE was represented by 65 contestants in the championship which was held in six categories of 65 kgs, 74 kgs, 83 kgs, 92 kgs, over 92kgs and open weight.
Jordan national team and Bahrain national team finished second and third respectively.
In the individual contests, Eid Rehan of UAE emerged the winner in the over 92 kgs category after defeating Egypt's Tariq Matar who took silver.
The bronze went to Jordan's Ayman Sameeh while Abdul Salam Al Arousi of Tunisia was fourth.
Demetrius of Greece won the golden title of the open weight event followed by Hakeem Riomov of Russia, Ivos Noel of the US and Amin Totae of Sweden.
Demetrius competed a double having won the 92 kgs category earlier.
Jordan's Mohammed Balbis, (83kgs), Abdullah Al-Sheikh of Bahrain (74kgs) and Bahrain's Sena Manfred (65kgs) were also among the gold medal winners.
Meanwhile, Emirates coach Carlos Santos said the Jiu-Jitsu championship for the Asian Cup has been slated for Dec.12-13 at the Afoc.
The championship will be held in collaboration with the UAE Wrestling and Judo Association and the total cash prizes on offer is $38,000.
Saturday, September 20, 2008
- 65 KG :
1- SEENA MONFARADI ( BAHRAIN )
2- JAOUAD HILAL ( MAROCCO )
3- SADDAM ABDULLAH (JORDAN)
3- BASHAR BASSAM (JORDAN)
- 74 KG :
1- ABDULLAH ALSHAIKH (BAHRAIN)
2- ZAID ADEL (JORDAN)
3- SAAD QWEDER (JORDAN)
3- SAIF ALNUAIMI (UAE)
- 83 KG :
1- MOHAMMAD BILBESI (JORDAN)
2- YAZAN SALHAB (JORDAN)
3- ABDULLAH ALKUTBI (UAE)
3- TAMER SAMEER (JORDAN)
- 92 KG :
1- DIMETRIOS TSITOS (GREECE)
2- TAIMUR ASLAM (ENGLAND-emirates team)
3- AIT KARIM (FRANCE)
3- RUI AQUINO (BRAZIL-emirates team)
+ 92 KG :
1- EID RIHAN (UAE)
2- TARIK MATAR (EGYPT-emirates team)
3- AYMAN SAMIH (JORDAN)
3- ABDULLSALAM ARWOS (TUNISSIA)
1- DIMETRIOS TSITOS (GREECE)
2- HAKEM ROIMOVICH (RUSSIA-emirates team)
3- AYVES NOEL (USA-emirates team)
3- AMIN TOUATI (SWEED-emirates team)
Friday, September 19, 2008
OVER 92 KG
- Arous Abdessalem (Tunísia)
- Ayman Samih (Jordan)
- Tarek Matar (Egypt)
- Eid Rihan (U.A.E)
UNDER 92 KG
- Taimur Aslam (England)
- Ait Karin (France)
- Dimitrios Tsitos (Greece)
- Rui Aquino (Brazil)
- Tamer (Jordan)
- Mohamed Bilbeis (Jordan)
- Yazan Salhab (Jordan)
- Abdalla Echtibi (U.A.E)
- Zaid Abel ( dubai Olavo)
- Saad (Jordan)
- Saif Al nuaimi (U.A.E)
- Abdulla Al Shaik (Bahrain)
- Seena Monfaradi (Bahrain)
- Saddan (Jordan)
- Jaouad Hilal (Marroco)
- Bashar (Jordan)
- Ayves Noel (U.S.A)
- Hakem Roimovich (Rússia)
- Amin Touati (Suécia)
- Tsitos Dimitrius (Greece)
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
competeing in Abu Dhabi Ramadan Games on the 18 and 19 september
coach: Reza Monfaradi
1- seena Monfaradi
2-Abdulla Al shaikh
3- Hisham Noor
4- Mohammed Mirza
5- Wahab Waheed
6- Ali Ebrahimi
7- Ali Minfaradi
8- Ramzi Farzad
9- Mahdi Ali
10- Jaffar Zulfy
11- Essa Khalil
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES = 65 fighters
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA = 4 fighters
BAHRAIN = 12 fighters
FRANCE = 1 fighter
BELGIUM = 1 fighter
MAROCCO = 4 fighters
EGYPT = 4 fighters
ENGLAND = 9 fighters
INDIA = 3 fighters
SUDAN = 1 fighter
IRAQ = 2 fighters
MALAYSIA = 1 fighter
JORDAN = 19 fighters
GREECE = 1 fighter
BULGARIA = 1 fighter
SAUDI ARABIA = 1 fighter
ZIMBABWE = 1 fighter
PORTUGAL =1 fighter
HUNGARY = 1 fighter
TUNISIA = 3 fighters
CANADA = 2 fighter
POLAND = 1 fighter
ROMANIA = 1 fighter
BRAZIL = 1 fighter
SYRIA = 1 fighter
RUSSIA = 1 fighter
ALGERIA = 1 fighter
SWEDEN = 1 fighter
SLOVAK = 1 fighter
UZBEKISTAN = 1 fighter
• YUSUF MUSTAFA (ADCC-UK)
• DAVID WILLIAMS (ADCC-USA)
• SALEM AL MENHALI (CNIA-UAE)
• ALI ABDULA ALI (CNIA-UAE)
• ABBOUD KHAMEIS (CNIA-UAE)
• AHMED QUUAIDER (CNIA-UAE)
• SALEM BAKHEET (CNIA-UAE)
• TAHA ALI (CNIA-UAE)
• JAMAL SAQER (CNIA-UAE)
• MOHAMMED AL HOUSANI (DUBAI-UAE)
• MOHAMMED GHERDAOUI (DUBAI-BELGIUM)
• SAEED AL QUBAISI (ADCC-UAE)
• SULTAN AL MAZROOEI (ADCC-UAE)
• TAREEQ AL KUTBI (ADCC-UAE)
• KHOUCHANI ABDERAZZAK (MAROCCO)
• DHAHI AL TUMAIRI ( ADCC-UAE)
• KHALED JAOUNI (DUBAI-EGYPT)
• ISMAEL AHMAD (SOC-UAE)
• TARIQ WILLIAMS (ADCC-UK)
• SEENA MONFARADI (BAHRAIN)
• ALI MONFARADI (BAHRAIN)
• AHMED ABDULLA QATMAN (CNIA-UAE)
• MOHAMED LIWA (PALACE-UAE)
• RASHED HUMAID (PALACE-UAE)
• ABDUL HAMAN (PALACE-UAE)
• SUHAIL MOHAMMED AL SHAMISI (PALACE-UAE)
• JAOUAD HILAL (MAROCCO)
• IBRAHIM ABDULLA AL HOUSANI “ARBA”(ADCC-UAE)
• YASER JAMAL (EGYPT)
• KADRI SUDI (ADCC-USA)
• SADDAM (JORDAN-ZAID)
• BASHAR (JORDAN-ZAID)
• AHMED AL KETBI (ADCC-UAE)
• HAYTHAM MUSTAFA (ADCC-UK)
• SUHAIL THANI (CNIA-UAE)
• MOHAMED AL BRAIKI (CNIA-UAE)
• SURISH (DUBAI-INDIA)
• OLIVIER SAVARY (DUBAI-FRANCE)
• SAMUEL PARKER (DUBAI-UK)
• ABDULATIF (ADCC-UAE)
• ADNAN MOUDATIR (MAROCCO)
• JONATHAN GEORGE (ADCC-INDIA)
• MOHAMMAD NASSAR NUMA (ADCC-UAE)
• TALIBI ECHTIBI (SOC-UAE)
• SALEH AL SAMEEKH (SOC-UAE)
• WAHAB WAHEED (BAHRAIN)
• ABDULLA AL SHAIK (BAHRAIN)
• ALI EBRAHIMI (BAHRAIN)
• MOHAMAD AL NOEMI (PALACE-UAE)
• SAEED AL NIIADY (PALACE-UAE)
• SUHAIL SAEED NASAL (PALACE-UAE)
• AHMED SAEED NUAIMI (PALACE-UAE)
• MOSTAFA MAHAGUB ALI (SUDAN)
• ZAYED SAUD ABDALLA (UAE-DUBAI-MARCELO)
• ALI NOORI MOHAMMED (IRAQ-DUBAI-MARCELO)
• ZAID ADEL LAFI (JORDAN-DUBAI-MARCELO)
• STUART THOMAS FOX (ADCC-USA)
• ALI AL MENHALI (UAE-SOC)
• JASON LEE (ADCC-MALAYSIA)
• HAMDAN MOHAMED AL KUTBI (ADCC-UAE)
• SAIF HUMAID AL NUAIMI (PALACE-UAE)
• GOGAZI (JORDAN-ZAID)
• MOUSA (JORDAN-ZAID)
• EMAD (JORDAN-ZAID)
• SAAD (JORDAN-ZAID)
• AHMED ZAKI AHMED (CANADIAN-DUBAI)
• SULAIMAN ALI (CNIA-UAE)
• ABDULLRAHMAN AHMED (CNIA-UAE)
• JUMA HASSAN (CNIA-UAE)
• AHMED ABDULLA AL DAHERI (CNIA-UAE)
• YAZAN SALHAB GARDENAL ( ADCC-JORDAN)
• GHALEB AL MASRI (ADCC-JORDAN)
• KHALED AL SUWAIDI (ADCC-UAE)
• SUWAIDAN AL DHAHERI (ADCC-UAE)
• ANDREW HALYCZ (ADCC-UK)
• JUSTIN MC GIBBON (DUBAI-UK)
• DANIEL GRAHOV (DUBAI-BULGARIA)*
• HAITHAM AL DAMIRI (DUBAI-JORDAN)
• ZAID GERBER (DUBAI-ZIMBABWE)
• MOHAMED VADIEE (DUBAI-BAHRAIN)
• MAJID AL NAQBI (PALACE-UAE)
• IBRAHIM AL BLOUSHI (SOC-UAE)
• ALAN FERNANDES (TIGER GYM-INDIA)
• HISAM NOOR (BAHRAIN)
• MOHAMMED MIRZA (BAHRAIN)
• MAHDI ALI (BAHRAIN)
• SALMEEN AL KAABI (PALACE-UAE)
• ABDUL RAHMAN GORDINHO (PALACE-UAE)
• ABDALLA ECHTIBI (PALACE-UAE)
• RUI FERNANDO CORREIA (ADCC-PORTUGUAL)
• QASSIM MOHAMED AL BAROUT (UAE)
• ABDELALI EL KADIRI (MAROCCO)
• NABIL GHANMI (TUNISIA)
• SAEED MOHAMED ALKHASOUNI (PALACE-UAE)
• AL MUGHIRA HABIB (CANADA-DUBAI-MARCELO)
• HAMMAD ALDHUHOURI (PALACE-UAE)
• DARIOS (POLAND-DUBAI)
• YVES EDOUARD NOEL (ADCC-USA)
• WISAM MOTEI MOHAMMAD (ADCC-JORDAN)
• MOHAMMED BILBEISI (JORDAN-ZAID)
• AZAM MASRI (JORDAN-ZAID)
• TAMER (JORDAN-ZAID)
• ISMAEL (JORDAN-ZAID)
• MOHAMAD (JORDAN-ZAID)
• AIT KHALIFA KARIM (TUNISIA)
• FAISAL AL KUTBI (ADCC-UAE)
• ABDULLA AL KETBI (PALACE-UAE)
• RUSTAM KHODJA (ADCC-UZBEKISTAN)
• NABIL SELLINI (DUBAI-ALGERIA)
• TAIMUR ASLAM (DUBAI-UK)
• BALINT VALENTINO HAJDU (DUBAI-HUNGARY)
• ABDULLA MOHMED AL JENAIBI (CNIA-UAE)
• HAKIM RAIMOVICH (ADCC-RUSSIA)
• JEFF BRAY (ADCC-USA)
• MHEN GNOKA (ADCC-SYRIA)*
• RAMZI FAZARD (BAHRAIN)
• MOHAMED RASHED (PALACE-UAE)
• LIFEI VALEI (PALACE-ROMANIA)
• DIMITRIOS TSITOS (GREECE-GRACIE BARRA)
• RUI AQUINO (BRAZIL-DUBAI)
• HANI (JORDAN-ZAID)
• AMMAR AL AHMAD (ADCC-JORDAN)
• OMAR ZAROUNI (DUBAI-POWER)
• KHALFAN BELHOUL (DUBAI-POWER)
• AYMAN SAMIH (ADCC-JORDAN)
• MICHEL CHATFIELD (ADCC-UK)
• ABDULLA HASAN AL JABERI (CNIA-UAE)
• AHMAD ALAMRI (SOC-UAE)
• MOHAMED HUSSAIN SALEH (UAE)
• TALAL AWADH (PALACE-UAE)
• SAMER EL SABBAN (DUBAI)
• MARK BETTIS (DUBAI-UK)
• AMIN TOUATI (DUBAI-SWEDEN)
• JAROSLAV FEDORISIN (ADCC-SLOVAK)
• TAREK MATAR (ADCC-EGYPT)
• ESSA KHALIL (BAHRAIN)
• JAFFAR ZULFY (BAHRAIN)
• BADER AL SENANI (PALACE-UAE)
• YAHIA MANSOOR (ADCC-UAE)
• ALI EISSAM AL ZAABI (UAE)
• ASHRAFA SOLIMAN (DUBAI-EGYPT)
• AROUS ABDESSALEM (TUNISIA)
• EID REHAN (PALACE-UAE)
• MOHAMMAD AL MENHALI (PALACE-UAE)
• ABDULL HAMMAN AL HABABI (PALACE-UAE)
Saturday, September 13, 2008
No-Gi torunament on September 18th -19th
Carlao Santos, GMA member in the United Arab Emirates, is always lookinbg for ways to make Jiu-Jitsu more popular in the country. His new entrepreneur is the Ramadan Games 2008, a No-Gi competition to be held next September 18th-19th, at the AFOC-Armed Forces Officers Club.
As usual in events in the UAE, the prizes for winners are a big attraction. Champions of each category will receive 2,100 dollars and the runner-ups wil, get home 550 dollars. Six weigth divisions will be in dispute, including the absolute. For more info, go to www.emiratesone.blogspot.com or www.ramadanbjj.blogspot.com .
First Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu No-Gi
AFOC-Armed Forces Officers Club
Ramadan Games 2008
18 & 19 september
(thursday & friday)
65kg, 74kg, 83kg, 92kg, +92kg & absolute
(only for white, blue & purple belts)
NOCAUTE magazine cover girl,
Michelle Tavares leads female training in Rio
Instructor Michelle and students after class / Photo: Gabriel Menezes
The girls of Nova Uniao, the headquarters of which is situated in Upper Academy, in the Flamengo borough of Rio de Janeiro, are all joy, as they’ve been granted their dreamed of opportunity to practice the gentle art among themselves, as men are so accustomed to doing.