BJJ Poll: What is the Average Price You Pay for Private BJJ Lessons


Back in July of 2009 we learned that 40% of BJJ folks take paid private classes. We recently received an email from John asking if we might dig a little deeper on the topic and find out how much people are paying for privates. He asked:

For those who have taken a private lesson what is the average price you pay for those lessons? I am interested in finding the difference in fact and fiction.

So please help us learn more about this phenomenon by voting in the poll above. Do you have any further thoughts about privates in BJJ? Are they too expensive? Underutilized? Let us know in the comments for this post!

7 thoughts on “BJJ Poll: What is the Average Price You Pay for Private BJJ Lessons”

  1. Ours is about $120 or an hour but we have the flexibility to split it with a partner so it can go down to $60 an hour, and u run drills with someone at ur level

  2. I’ve only ever taken one (details here), which was £40 for an hour with a Roger Gracie brown belt. I think it was £90 for a private with Roger when I was at the HQ, but that was a few years ago now.

  3. I can understand paying nearly $100 for a private lesson when the market dictates it but I believe some people do not realize that they are overcharging for private instruction.

    This is not criticism because I believe you should charge what you want. But I will admit that at $40 it would be a no-brainer for me and I would probably take three to four private lessons a month. At $50 I would take two private lessons. At $75 I start thinking, “Well maybe if I come to class once more a week then I can get better without spending so much money.”

    And if people don’t want to teach for an hour and receive $40 then consider making a private session 30 minutes (I had an academy that did that) or charge $50 for 45 minutes.

  4. I THINK AT TIMES WE MAY LOSE SIGHT OF THE FACT THAT JIU JITSU IS A LIFE STYLE FOR MANY OF US.AND NOT EVRYONE CAN AFFORD SUCH AN EXPENCE.ITS HARD NOT BEING ABLE TO COMPETE BECAUSE ITS TO EXPENSIVE.

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