I joined a marital arts class so I could be more alpha, get in shape and have some cool DHV stories. I have been going for a few months now. A few days ago while I was there a girl came in near the end of class and started watching. The class takes place in a gym so I figured she was walking by and saw us practicing and came in to watch.
I saw a good opportunity for an approach and maybe some kino. I opened by walking up to her when class was done and everyone was stretching and cooling down. I said "Pretty cool stuff huh?" to which she smiled and replied "Yeah". I told her I have been doing it for a while and could show her a few moves since she seemed receptive and had given me an IOI. She smirked and raised her eyebrows and was all like "Oh yeah?" so I took her hand (trying to be alpha instead of asking) and started explaining pressure points. In the middle of my explanation she flipped her hand and attacked a pressure point on my wrist. Not only did it cause me to let go of her hand but it also made me yelp and double over a little.
I found out later she used to co-teach the class and that she has been doing martial arts for more than half her life. She served in the military with the current instructor and had stopped in to visit him. Everyone heard me yelp and saw me fold and I'm afraid it was a huge DLV and made me look foolish in front of everyone. I also know it wasn't the best way to look alpha in her eyes. I started reading this forum when I got into PUA but I never had a reason to join before this because this situation is a complete unknown to me. If anyone has any advice as to how I can salvage my rep in the class I would appreciate it. Also what should I do if she comes in to visit again?