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  1. #21

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    I've been paying 60 reais per month to train under a bb. Ha Ha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hannibal
    What amazes me is you guys say this school is okay because they teach BJJ. If it was any other style you guys would slam it doen hard and cal it a mcdojo.

    BJJ or no BJJ $125- a month is a rip off. Your better off training somewhere else.
    I was about to point that out. You guys sound like a bunch of TMAers defending your poor little schools. I think 125 a month is too much for a belt factory. But I am pretty biased considering I didn't pay a dime for the BJJ classes I went to (which were under a purple belt).

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    I pay $50 a month for 2 x 1 hour classes per week. This is Judo though. And I believe the instructors are doing it out of their own free will. No pay

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    And hey, look, a fat BJJ black belt ! (Otavio "Tata" Duarte)

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    I won't have a word said against Tata Duarte. He runs an entire academy for children with no money all off of his own back, with the help of some donations from the US. Those kids have nothing, and he lets them train, play and takes them away from a pretty miserable existence for a couple of hours a day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EternalRage
    I was about to point that out. You guys sound like a bunch of TMAers defending your poor little schools. I think 125 a month is too much for a belt factory. But I am pretty biased considering I didn't pay a dime for the BJJ classes I went to (which were under a purple belt).
    I don't have any problem with anyone charging any amount - as long as you get a genuine product with no ridiculous promises or programmes.

    Let's face it - this is a voluntary class - not taxation. If you think it's too much, you don't have to go. Maybe this guy has an exceptionally nice hall in a gym full of hot women and mixed changing rooms.

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    Basic rate at my school for unlimited classes is now 90/month.
    Under a brown.

    Because there is like a 5% retention rate with bjj you have to charge more.
    You're not running daycare.

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    Dotcher has a point. Whenever I tell someone that I do BJJ and after explaining what it is they at least seem interested, I tell them they can come watch a class, try a free one, etc. They say "sure" but I NEVER see them again. Whereas if I said "we do SUper_niNja DO, where we kill people by simply thinking about it, black belt in 3 days" they'd flock to the school.

    PL

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    Drop out rates are high in schools with high standards. People are keen for a bit but then they realise that in order to be able to actually do MA effectively takes a complete change of lifestyle... away from the couch and lots of spare time doing training and conditioning. The schools that tell people that a total of 2 hours a week will make you all powerful retain more people, but they are all mainly crap, and end up being black-belts in nothing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beneath Contempt
    I won't have a word said against Tata Duarte. He runs an entire academy for children with no money all off of his own back, with the help of some donations from the US. Those kids have nothing, and he lets them train, play and takes them away from a pretty miserable existence for a couple of hours a day.
    Hey, I'm sure he's a great guy. It's just that he has 3 chins, and I thought BJJ was strong on conditioning.

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