I'm not sure who wrote that negative review but methinks the lady doth protest too much... Sounds like someone's affections were not reciprocated or something. IOW "hath no fury like a woman scorned" and It couldn't be farther from the truth. I have been to many classes where there were 50% or more women, including fighting classes! If sexism was taking place, then why are women so highly represented? Sorry but it doesn't add up. I will say, if you want to be supported, challenged, encouraged and know what it is like to face fear and go beyond preconceived limitations as well as to get in great shape, this is the dojo for you. Rather than take anyone's word for it, try a class for yourself. Sensei doesn't charge for the initial evaluation class. Find out for yourself what you've been missing and don't let one questionable review stop you from experiencing something amazing.