BJJ Relationships – Training at Different Gyms

Now that Valentine’s Day is out of the way I thought that it was finally time to blog about one of the unique aspects of my BJJ life.

My husband trains at a different gym to me and when we do train together we very rarely roll together and only drill.

Now a lot of people have found this really odd and it is one of the things that we find ourselves explaining frequently.  Especially to people who don’t realise we’re at different gyms until they see us at competition with different patches etc. So in this blog I’m going to cover how it happened, why it works for us and essentially my reasons for choosing a different gym? Continue reading “BJJ Relationships – Training at Different Gyms”

Moving BJJ Clubs – Tips from a Personal Perspective

Nobody joins a BJJ Club with the expectation that they’ll leave it. Once you settle in you make friends and become part of a team. Your reputation as an athlete becomes intrinsically linked with that of your gym. Personally I was at the gym 3-5 days a week taking different classes and I had just sweated my way up to Blue Belt so things were pretty good. But then life and in particular work threw me a curveball which meant either seriously reducing my training hours or changing my gym.

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