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How to Pick The Right BJJ or MMA Gym

Finding the right gym isn’t always easy, but you need to take the time and do it.

Your training environment will play a massive role in your development as a fighter, long-term motivation, and consistency. Find the right gym, and you can become a fantastic BJJ or MMA fighter.

To that end, we’ve outlined some of the most important things you should consider when looking for a good BJJ or MMA gym. Let’s dive in.

1. Convenience

Whether we like it or not, convenience plays a role in our long-term adherence. The more difficult it is to do something, the less likely we are to be consistent. In contrast, by making something more accessible, we are more likely to keep up with it and be successful.

Here, you need to look at:

  • How close the gym is to your home or workplace

  • Are the working hours suitable for you

2. The Instructor

When researching for a potential gym, it’s important to know who your instructor is going to be. Specifically, you should consider the instructor’s belt rank, reputation, and competition record.