Posted On:7/22/2012 10:18am
So my work schedule has changed for the next 11 weeks and I only have to go in tuesdays and thursdays, so my excuses for not training no longer wash.
So I'm thinking about going back to BJJ because they have classes on the days I am not working, practically seven days a week. Their marketing is solid, of course, because they won't give me a quote on a price (I'm telling them I just want a flat fee for six months) and talk me into coming back down and doing a class, which of course, gets me pumped.
So when I go in to negotiate, they say take it or leave it, 12 months or nothing. With a ten % discount it's $1600.
The Judo is $65 a month, but of course T and Th and F and M. I hate training friday nights. Monday is a kids class with one or two adults. I hate kids. Okay I don't hate them, they just don't belong in the room when I am trying to train. They are talking about starting a MW classes but not yet.
Still, Judo wins.
I am trying to rationalize the decision in my head, but knowing nothing about running a dojo (other than it's not a lucrative business for most) I don't know. They take 10% off, what is left of their profit margin? Are they walking away from good money? I mean, WTF? Depending on what happens chances are good I will train maybe once a week, which means it's like a typical gym membership. You pay, the make money, and no wear and tear on the facility.
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2) That it does work"
Posted On:7/22/2012 10:50am
Fuckem. They probably have a sufficient supply of wannabees that they can jack their rates and still fill their mats. Not your problem.
Originally Posted by goodlun
If I ever host a tournament, I will give out t-shirts that read
"I went to a tournamnent and all I got was my ass kicked"
Posted On:7/22/2012 12:20pm
I'm in a similar situation as OP. My judo school costs 65 a month whereas the bjj is 150 a month..
Judo is nights T TH and sat morning
whereas the bjj is weekdays in the morning and nights, and sat afternoon.
bjj seems a bit to pricey for just training though, and there does seem to be a lot of "wannabes" in the bjj crowd as well willing to dish out the money. I think those same people don't like falling thats why judo schools dont charge 150 a month to get thrown around.
so judo for the win here as well.
Posted On:7/22/2012 12:42pm
I can actually join 24 hour fitness and do judo for less...
Posted On:7/22/2012 1:49pm
I pay $100 a month for BJJ for Me and my Daughter
This includes Crossfit and they have 2 soon to be 3 locations.
Morning, Night, and evening classes.
Posted On:7/22/2012 3:43pm
Mate my Judo costs 35 pounds a month.
BJJ costs 350 holy **** pounds a month.
The choice was easy for me.
Posted On:7/22/2012 4:01pm
Originally Posted by pepto_bismol
I think those same people don't like falling thats why judo schools dont charge 150 a month to get thrown around.
so judo for the win here as well.
BJJ is usually a business whereas judo is typically a club with volunteer instructors. So a different culture in judo but also usually less service (fewer classes, always nights and weekends etc). Thats the reason for the price difference.
Posted On:7/22/2012 5:02pm
Style: Aikido / FMA / Krotty
1,200 dollars of that money is for gi patches.
And the number you'll need, that's probably trade rate.
When life gives you lemons... BLOOD FOR THE BLOOD GOD!!
"what's the best thing about aikido then?"
"To be defeated by your enemies, to be driven by them from the field of battle, and to hear the lamentations of your women." ermghoti
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Posted On:7/22/2012 5:16pm
Style: StrikeyGrappling & WW2-fu
just do Judo & practice plenty of newaza with your training partners.
"Judo is a study of techniques with which you may kill if you wish to kill, injure if you wish to injure, subdue if you wish to subdue, and, when attacked, defend yourself" - Jigoro Kano (1889)
***Was this quote "taken out of context"?***
"The judoist has no time to allow himself a margin for error, especially in a situation upon which his or another person's very life depends...."
~ The Secret of Judo (Jiichi Watanabe & Lindy Avakian), p.19
"Hope is not a method... nor is enthusiasm."
~ Brigadier General Gordon Toney
United States Marine.
Posted On:7/22/2012 7:19pm
Style: MCMAP, BJJ
1600 dollars a year? That is highway robbery! Sweet god in heaven...
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I agree with moosey
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