BJJ Poll: Do Black Belts Pay to Train at Your Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu School?

by admin on May 8, 2010

I know that sometimes when a student reaches achieves the black belt ranking in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, some schools stop charging them to come to the school. I suppose the reasoning is that they have paid enough over the years already and now their presence is valuable enough to the school that they should not have to pay for classes anymore. Maybe it is also to minimize the desire for those new black belts to go to another school or to start their own! Who knows.

In any case, what is it like where you train? Let us know in the poll or in the comments to this post.

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Georgette May 10, 2010 at 6:36 am

Happily, we have 3 blackbelts at our school and only one is an academy owner. Soon we’ll have four, and if this other guy moves to Austin, we’ll have five. I hate to think of charging them to participate and lead us, but with 4-5 blackbelts on the mats, it is a training-rich environment for them too, one I suspect doesn’t exist on every street corner. So I can imagine them being willing to pay for the opportunity.

PhilQNY May 14, 2010 at 7:32 pm

I find that it is completely “situational” if a BJJ black belt has to pay or not for training. It always depends on a bunch of variables. I would think that most people wouldn’t know the business relationships between their school and black belts.

rowdy May 15, 2010 at 10:07 pm

if you came up through the ranks at my school and you get black, you no longer pay.

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