Finding the Right BJJ Academy
We make choices all the time. Some choices are inconsequential, while others hold a bit more weight. Choosing the right Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu academy is one of the latter.
Whether you've never done BJJ before and you're looking to get into it, or you're on the hunt for a new academy, finding the right academy is important. Not only is jiu-jitsu an investment - so you don't want to waste good, hard-earned money on a place that isn't going to meet your needs - but it's also a community of people. You want to find a place that you'll feel welcome, you'll feel safe to engage in pretend murder, and you'll potentially find life-long friends.
But finding the right jiu-jitsu academy can be just as stressful as finding the right pair of jeans. One jiu-jitsu acdemy may fit perfectly, and another might make your butt look big. Well... you know what I mean.
Just as with jeans, there is no one-size-fits all. So you'll have to do a bit of searching. But here are some tips that will help:
- Distance is a Factor
- Stalk Their Socials
- Take Advantage of the Free Trial
- Check Out the Local Open Mats
- Don't Be Afraid to Change Your Mind