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    BJJ Privates with Galvao

    Please feel free to move this to a better forum if this is not the right spot...

    So my school is setting up a day of privates with Andre Galvao later this month, but the cost seems to be a bit high. He is charging $150 an hour.

    So he is coming in for a day, everyone signed up takes privates and then he heads back to his hotel and that is that. Is this common in the BJJ world? It seems odd to me to go take a private lesson from someone who I don't know, who doesn't know me or my game, etc...

    Thoughts on any of this? (Other than the fact I am a noob.)

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    if it seems odd, don't pay it.

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    If you're not quite advanced (equivalency of purple or above), I wouldn't bother with intensive one on ones. They may help you a bit, but more mat time will help you to a greater extent.

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    Yes I would imagine at the low level all reccomendations that would help improve your game could be made by any ordinary instructer or higher rank.

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    Yeah, I was not planning on going... $150 for an hour is ridiculous imo. I get 30 hours a month right now for $130.

    I was just curious if this was a common practice in the BJJ world.

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    guys at schools with big names seem to like private lessons.

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    Yes it's common. A guy of Galvao's caliber doesn't need to know "your game" to be able to help you. You bring problems you're having and he shows some great ways to fix them. It's expensive, but by the time you are a purple you've invested probably close to $10,000 dollars in your jits, so $150 to spend an hour learning from one of the top players in the world probably isn't all that big of a deal. Plus a lot of times you can bring 2 or even 3 guys in on the private and split the cost (usually for a slightly higher fee).

    Like everyone said here though, you don't have enough game yet for it to be worth it.

    I am a little surprised that there isn't a seminar for the unwashed masses to attend though.

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    Cool, thanks for the feedback...

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    Yes, it is common. And $150, while not cheap, is not out of line, either. The head of our old BJJ association was charging, I believe, $300/hour.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bukow
    Yes, it is common. And $150, while not cheap, is not out of line, either. The head of our old BJJ association was charging, I believe, $300/hour.
    God damn. Does that come with a happy ending? Will he cuddle afterwards? Seems fuckin steep.

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