A Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competitor is being criticized for posting a video of her recent match in California against a transgender “woman” born male.
California athlete Taelor Moore faced the transgender opponent on September 9 and posted the video on her Instagram page with the caption: “I weighed 135… and she weighed over 200!
The video shows his opponent, James McPike, 29, who recently started calling himself “Alice,” appearing to easily throw Moore around the mats, Reduxx reported.
Although McPike ended up losing to the more experienced Moore, he still ended up winning silver medal after silver at the NAGA Grappling Championship when he defeated another female opponent.
Moore’s coach, Jimmy Wit, defends Moore against accusations of “transphobia” made by leftists who have flooded social media to attack him.
“I have a student who competed against a trans athlete in an open weight division for jiu-jitsu grappling, a combat sport,” Wit said. “I’m sure a lot of people hearing this think my student lost. No, she won.
“But I have a very big problem to solve, it’s a very serious subject,” he continued. “In jiu-jitsu, we don’t do doping tests. You can take steroids. Everybody knows it. It’s like that. When you step on these mats, you give up your rights to your life…. And I had to turn on my student.
Witt added that Moore was very discouraged when she first saw how much bigger McPike was and feared that she would lose easily to him.
Coach Witt blasted those who call Moore transphobic.
“That’s my problem. When she goes online and posts about her experience, she’s now a bigot and ‘denounces’ this trans athlete. Where do we draw the line? So now women can’t talk about their experiences in a combat sport? Witt wrote.
Witt also warned that McPike’s height and weight posed a safety risk to Moore.
“My student could have been SERIOUSLY injured by an untested athlete and lost 50 pounds. Now you’re telling me that women can’t EXPRESS their experience if that experience conflicts with that of the other individual? Why is it okay for women to complain when they lose, but have to keep quiet if they win? » Witt said.
On the other hand, McPike’s coaches criticized Witt and Moore for these positions.
“Are you saying trans athletes shouldn’t compete against cis athletes? If so, say so. We do not agree. Your student demonstrated superior technique and looked skilled against ours, and that is why she got the well-deserved (victory),” wrote the Foundation Chicago martial arts school, where McPike trains.
“Beating a much taller trans athlete in a short period of time demonstrates very well that there is no crazy advantage for trans women over cis women. Say things from your heart, don’t be eccentric, and then discussions can take place. Congratulations on being a great coach and on your student’s good results. Super impressive,” the school added in its press release.
The North American Grappling Association says it does not force born females to compete against transgender opponents.
“NAGA does not require biological women to compete against transgender women. Instead, we give biological women a choice, and if they refuse, they compete in a division only with other biological women,” the group said.
According to its official policy: “For those who have chosen not to compete with the transgender woman, we will ask if they are interested in entering a separate division that includes the transgender woman. This additional division will be offered free of charge to these competitors. However, if individuals decline this opportunity, the transgender woman will be asked to compete against men in their respective weight class and skill level.
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