I aqm thinking of starting BJJ in the Chicago area and have read other posts that say that the Carlson Gracie and Gracie Barra schools are expensive. Just so that I know going in does anyone here know exactly how expensive these schools are?
Speaking on Carlson Gracie Naperville, each lesson is about 1.5 hours, and if you go 3x per week the rate is $7.60 per hour. Not too shabby.
On the other hand, they only want to draw monthly out of your checking account ($95.00). So missing weeks (or months) here and there is really annoying (cancelling, re-instating). The head instructor doesn't seem to want to deal with payment issues either. There's some other dude who hangs around, who seems to be some unofficial manager you deal with.
Needless to say, I don't go there anymore for that reason. But really, only that reason alone.