Yes, you pay for your training in modern Schools.
Believe me when I tell you that what you are paying for is what for the service and that both our instructors are a full time jobs outside our club.
If someone tries to tell you that they are running a BJJ gym and they are not making a profit and they are just breaking even with expenses.
They could be lying to you.
To start with, if they are not making a profit.
Then maybe it is a sign that their gym is a failure and time to bail out and seek to train in somewhere else's gym.
BJJ is dream for self starter and people that dreams to become entrepreneur.
The reason is simple.
You will always find an instructor willing to affiliate with you and in return make your gym look legit.
The further away is the "head" instructor, the better.
Hell,, I even know of white belts that started their gym by affiliating to an instructor that lived overseas and could only meet twice a year.
Needless to say that such white belts could have chosen from the dozen of black belt available in his countries or maybe one of the 3 black belts available in his city.
To add salt to their wound, many gyms are replicating some really weird practice.
Calling their members as family members, not letting them train somewhere in fear that they realise that their service could be subpar.
Trying to convince others that they all the source of knowledge and they should be respected for it.
Get of your high horses, many of them claimed to fame is just opening an affiliate gym, got a quick blue belt in return and just leading his members into becoming a cash cow for the head affiliate and even cancelling classes during the week in order to host more seminars.
We will not charge as long as you are already a full time member paying your fees at your respective club....