As you already know I have had to take a break from BJJ for financial reasons (See my post: “Training at Home When You Have No Other Choice”). Its more important to pay the bills and support my family then tap people out with Triangles.
The price of everything seems to be going up these days. I thought I read something on The FightWorks PodCast about the average cost of classes being $100. Where I practice is below that. As I remember the survey done on FightWorksPodCast was some time ago. I could not find it on their site. I wonder what the average is now with the economy in a wreck? For me my classes were part of my “discretionary spending” fund. That has now dried up with adding a mini-van to the family and soaring food costs. What “cut backs” have you had to make? Has the cost of your classes gone up? Maybe you can still afford classes but nothing else. I mean no new gi or rash guard. What you have will just have to do. Maybe it means no seminars or tournaments. Let me know, I’m curious to hear what others are going through in this economy with their Jiu-Jitsu training.
Jiu-Jitsu is Life and Life is Jiu-Jitsu