5 Simple Factors for selecting BJJ in Alhambra

5 Simple Factors for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in Alhambra

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When you are learning a new sport it is important to consider the pros and cons in which program works best for you. For this topic, we will make it easy for getting into BJJ with five easy ways.



This is an important thing to look for in all martial arts gyms, not just Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. It is the atmosphere of the gym. Beginning with the coaches, students, and other staff members, everyone should make you feel welcome and comfortable. This is very import because these are the people you are going to be developing your skills with. Everyone needs to encourage you to do better every time and make you better so that the gym as a whole could succeed, and not just yourself.


2. Do you Fit in

The second consideration is if you fit in. What this means is not being the best athlete, student, or even a stud muffin. What this actually means is that your coaches understand the level you are on while coming in to the program and works with you in order to achieve your goals as far as Jiu Jitsu can offer. Whether its weight loss, competition, or self-defense; the coach or staff should know what your goals are and should be supporting you in order to achieve them. If there is no consideration for your goals then you may possibly be at the wrong place. It is very important that a gym accepts you and your goals and actively works towards helping you to those goals to success.


3. Are the coaches knowledgeable?

Many newcomers to any sort of program, especially Brazilian Jiu Jitsu are hungry for information. It is important to research the coaches that instruct at a gym. Knowing whether or not that you are in the correct place for you means that you can understand what is being taught to you. Coaches that instruct classes should also have some background in Jiu Jitsu. Look for some recent competitions or past accomplishments that may have occurred that you do not know about. Usually in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu you can tell how much experience a coach has by belt ranking too!


4. Pricing

If you are honest you would agree that everyone is concerned with price. No one wants to spend more than you need to. However, it is important to remember that you get what you pay for.


There is a reason top University and Colleges are expensive, the same idea can be applied to a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu gym.

 When getting into Jiu Jitsu you need to be serious. Receiving a strong foundation from a good instructor is extremely important because this is the beginning of your Jiu Jitsu journey and you should not start it off wrong! Too many people have come into our gym that had bad or misinformed basics. These people spent time and money learning bad habits. They could have been at the proper place getting better. Training should be of the highest quality. These moves could save your life!


5. Location

Lastly, the location of the gym should be appropriate. This doesn’t mean a location near your house or a school. It is good for a gym to have a location that has decent parking available and is available in a recognized location. Consider the location of other places nearby the gym as well, LA fitness or 24 hour fitness locations for additional workouts to supplement training. Making sure your gym is in a prime location definitely helps with a busy schedule.


It is important that all five of these factors are taken into consideration when beginning your Brazilian Jiu Jitsu training, goals in mind. The atmosphere will make you want to be there and train. Everyone else at the gym will keep you motivated to train. Since Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is directly related to mixed martial arts, you couldn’t apply these factors to that as well. If everything checks out okay, it is then also in part up to you to follow through with training and make sure that this is going to be a good decision for you.


For people looking for a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu gym in Los Angeles or San Gabriel Valley area, you should try out Selva Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Mixed Martial Arts.

There is a FREE 30-Day trial you can take advantage of too!


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