He doesn't like grappling, and makes comments like "this is soft-core porn for you" which 1) doesn't make sense and 2) is f8cking stupid. That means I should never watch any contact sport involving men, by that logic, but he doesn't like watching women grappling either.
It's completely irrational and asinine and infantile, and is just a power play in fancy dress IMO. Especially when you factor in that he seems to have no problem with me grappling with women at my dojo. He is unable to deny that there are lots of other women who like combat sports both as a spectator and a participant.
At the core, it's a control issue. I can't stand people throwing their weight around on me. It makes me put my head down and dig my heels in. I respect logical debate, but like many people I refuse to respect authority exercised for its own sake.
Sig Credit to Toxic