Got a question about loyalty to a BJJ gym.
Today’s question is from Ethan who is getting ready to start training Brazilian Jiu-jitsu and he is wondering if he should should at only 1 gym or if he can train at multiple gyms.
In this video I approach the question from the angle of the fact that the relationship you have with your coach is similar to any relationship. Yes there is a monetary element there. But at the same time, we often become close to our coaches as teachers, mentors, etc.
I know that for me. My BJJ coaches have helped me in far more ways than just my Brazilian Jiujitsu rolling or competitions.
And as a coach I hope to do the same for my students. But I can tell you that if I saw someone who was 1 foot in 1 foot out of the gym. I wouldn’t go out of way to bring them into my fold.
Because just like a relationship with a significant other or maybe a friend. If you don’t feel like they are “all in” then you’re probably not going to be either.
So if you’re in a situation like this. I would ultimately try out both gyms then settle on 1 to be your home gym. I mean you can still train elsewhere here and there. But it’s your home base. And it allows you to grow roots with people and have relationships that benefit you far beyond just BJJ training.
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