I understand that people have to make money.I like the way that GB is run like a business as it gives the opportunity for instructors to go full time and run a clean professional gym.I get the fact that if everyone wears white Gi's or certain colour gi's it looks better.
But in my GB gym you have to wear a rash vest underneath your Gi.Theres no weights section or even a kettle bell in sight allowed.No bags nothing.They do stand up techniques every session but no stand sparring/randori so basically there stand up is poor neither do they allow you to practice stand up after class.You do a standard warm up no cool movement drills or sport specific warm ups.
We have to buy a GB gi and rash vest,in 6 months my gi pants tore.The other guys replace there gi's often and everybody knows they are bad quality gi's sold to us for respectable dollar $180.
So there you are supporting the GB foundation at comps with a crappy gi which your forced to wear and no stand up skills.
However their jujistu is excellent and the coaching is really good.My instructor is a cool guy but this whole idea of GB and having his poster on the wall when I bow whilst he's in the states.I dont even know what he's done for jujitsu when I think of legends its Rorion,Rickson,Royce,Royler,Helio,Carlos,Carlson,R enzo and the rest.Plus buying his cheapo gi sheesh ill spend a few extra dollars for a decent gi man if he wants me to but give me a decent product.Its like being back at school after a days work.Its bullshido.I just want to train and enjoy myself and my freedom.