Listen up, future Brazilian Jiu Jitsu students! It’s time to have a heart-to-heart about the PRICE TAG on your BJJ training. Whether you’re an aspiring competitor or you just want to train Jiu Jitsu for the fun of it, this article could be the most important one you’ll read before choosing where to train in your local area. At Citadel BJJ here in Iowa City, we understand the importance of every hard-earned dollar you invest in your martial arts journey, and today, we’re here to tell you why VALUE matters more than PRICE.
Choosing the Cheapest Option: The Pitfalls
We get it; everyone loves a bargain. But in the world of BJJ, choosing a school solely because it’s the cheapest can be a slippery slope filled with pitfalls.
1. Watered-Down Instruction
Ever heard the saying “you get what you pay for”? In BJJ, this couldn’t be more accurate. Cheaper schools may offer reduced quality instruction, often led by instructors with limited experience or qualifications. The result? Watered-down techniques that hinder your progress! And to make matters even worse, you’ll end up developing bad habits on the mat instead of good ones, and those bad habits are harder to break! Beware!
2. Lack of Commitment:
A school’s rock-bottom prices might attract students who are simply looking for a budget-friendly workout. These folks might not be as committed to the art as you are, and their lack of dedication can impact the overall training atmosphere and your own motivation. Ask yourself this: Would you rather train with invested students who are committed to acheiving black belt and are in it for the long haul, or train with folks who are just there because it was the cheapest place in town?
3. Missed Opportunities:
Opting for a cheap school could mean sacrificing opportunities to learn from proven, successful coaches. BJJ is as much about mentorship and guidance as it is about technique. Skimping on quality instruction can leave you missing out on invaluable insights and expertise. It can also leave you filled with regret if you stay at the cheap place, only to realize after months of training, you are far behind and have developed bad habits. Here at Citadel BJJ in Iowa City, we can’t tell you how many people say to us, “I wish I would’ve signed up here from the beginning!”
4. Limited Resources:
heaper schools often cut corners on essential resources like training equipment, facilities, and even safety measures. This can compromise your training experience and increase the risk of injuries. Take a good look at the cheap schools. You’ll see pretty quickly some of the reasons why they’re cheap. On the other hand, here at Citadel BJJ, construction has begun on a BRAND NEW FACILITY that will be bigger and better than our current space (which is already really nice). More mat space, nicer bathrooms with private showers, everything will be brand spankin’ new! The students who invest in themselves here are also investing in the school, and every year, they’re seen their investments pay off, both with their improvement in their skill level as well as seeing the improvements we make each year to the school itself! You’ll always be rewarded for making the right investment!
Value Over Price: What Really Matters
Now, let’s talk about what truly matters in your BJJ journey: VALUE. Value encompasses a wide spectrum of factors that go far beyond the price tag.
1. Qualified Instructors:
At Citadel BJJ, we’re proud to have a team of qualified and committed instructors who live and breathe BJJ. Our coaches have trained with the best, competed at the highest levels, and are dedicated to helping you reach your full potential. Here’s a link about Citadel BJJ head coach Matt Leighton: https://www.bjjheroes.com/bjj-fighters/matt-leighton
2. Proven Success:
Our track record speaks for itself. Citadel BJJ has produced champions and skilled practitioners who have excelled both on and off the mat. When you train with us, you’re tapping into a legacy of success and expertise. And you’ll have a lot of fun doing it! And it isn’t just competition results–we have even more students who don’t compete but just love to learn Jiu Jitsu and train here with us! They’re having a great time, they’re getting challenged, and they’re getting better each and every class here. All kinds of people train at Citadel BJJ, who have all kinds of different goals and aspirations. Jiu Jitsu is a personal journey and success is defined differently by each individual. That’s one of the things that makes Jiu Jitsu so cool. What are YOUR goals? What are YOU looking to get out of training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu? How about giving us a call and telling one of our coaches?
You can call 319-855-8110 right now and speak to a coach who can help you.
3. Supportive Community
Taking BJJ classes with others who are supportive of your training goals are so important. Training alongside like-minded individuals who share your passion for BJJ creates a supportive and motivating environment that fuels your progress. When you train at Citadel BJJ in Iowa City, you’ll be a part of a TEAM of people who want to help you get better. It’s a win-win for everyone because they better you get, the better they get, and the entire team just keeps improving!
4. Quality Facilities
Our state-of-the-art facilities are designed to enhance your training experience, providing you with the space and equipment needed to excel in your practice safely. Just wait until you see when our brand new facility gets finished being built! You’re gonna love it!
In the world of BJJ, choosing a school just because it’s the cheapest option is a dangerous gamble you don’t want to take. At Citadel BJJ, we believe that your martial arts journey deserves more than that. It deserves VALUE, commitment, and a community of dedicated individuals who share your passion.
So, before you let the price tag dictate your choice, consider the long-term value of your BJJ training. Invest wisely, train with the best, and become the champion you were born to be. Train with the best so you get what you want out of this! Your BJJ journey starts here at Citadel BJJ, where VALUE always triumphs over price.