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    There seems to be a lot of BJJ classes clubs popping up, and charging a fortune, in excess of 10 a class or monthly memberships, with instructors being blue belts ? Is this acceptable ? Do the Gracie's accept blue belts teaching and representing their style art at such a low grade ? ( not saying all are Gracie BJJ)

    What are people's thoughts ?

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    If there is no other option.

    Instructor needs to understand their own limits.

    Must have regular contact with brown or black belt.

    10 is ridiculous.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob T View Post
    If there is no other option.

    Instructor needs to understand their own limits.

    Must have regular contact with brown or black belt.

    10 is ridiculous.
    10 isn't to bad for London or the south of England per class. But to be taught by a blue belt it's a bit much to be paying.

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    Ten quid for a blue belt to teach you is ridiculous wherever you are.
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    My club, Granite City Grappling in Aberdeen, only has blue belts coaching. That's the highest rank at our club.

    But we are very lucky to have guidance from Straight Blast Gym and that is where we source the vast amount of our coaching material from, including from seminars with the likes of Karl Tanswell and Martin Aedma.

    We have one other coach, a vastly experienced wrestler, who takes a class once a week.

    And we only charge a fiver a class.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tiger_ross View Post
    My club, Granite City Grappling in Aberdeen, only has blue belts coaching. That's the highest rank at our club.

    But we are very lucky to have guidance from Straight Blast Gym and that is where we source the vast amount of our coaching material from, including from seminars with the likes of Karl Tanswell and Martin Aedma.

    We have one other coach, a vastly experienced wrestler, who takes a class once a week.

    And we only charge a fiver a class.
    This sounds like the right way to do it with less experienced guys coaching
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob T View Post
    Ten quid for a blue belt to teach you is ridiculous wherever you are.
    To be fair. I would pay a tenner just for an hour and a halfs mat time just to spar with who ever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tiger_ross View Post
    My club, Granite City Grappling in Aberdeen, only has blue belts coaching. That's the highest rank at our club.

    But we are very lucky to have guidance from Straight Blast Gym and that is where we source the vast amount of our coaching material from, including from seminars with the likes of Karl Tanswell and Martin Aedma.

    We have one other coach, a vastly experienced wrestler, who takes a class once a week.

    And we only charge a fiver a class.

    Blind leading the blind there like lol

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    That would probably mean something coming from someone who wasn't a complete retard, but in your case Leon we have seen the pictures of you rolling with your uncle in a basement (probably right before he made you squeal like a pig). Crawl back into the cave that you came from and continue your bum fest with your backwards inbred family.

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    What is the big deal with what belt your coaches are? Strange how BJJ guys seem to be stuck with this archaic view that belt is all that matters.

    Jose Mourinho never played football to any kind of standard but he's a pretty good coach. Roy Keane was one of the best footballers of all time, and a terrible coach. That is but one of countless examples I could give - just because you are good at doing something, doesn't mean you are good at showing someone else how to do it.

    Also, what would happen if you had a guy who was a white/blue belt but had been training for 10 years and was an elite elite BJJ player, but had never gone to a seminar or visited the gym of a black belt and thus had never had the opportunity to be graded?

    Out of interest Leon, what grade is your BJJ coach?
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