I just joined a new gym. I moved away from my previous. My old gym had everything there (jump ropes, gloves, thai pads, etc). The only thing you NEEDED to buy was a gi, mouth piece, cup and head guard if you were going to spar. No-gi was just a pair of shorts and shirt of your choice. I joined this new gym two weeks ago and only attended one class due to a vacation. I wore my old gym's gi inside out so I didn't offend anyone and intend to buy another gi soon. My buddy joined a week after I did, and while he's signing up, he's told he needs to buy packages for every class in the gym. We're talking "up to" $200 gis, $120 no-gi packages, $200 muay thai packages. I mean, we're buying everything that the other gym included. The class I attended was gi and no one had a gi of the gym. There was a boxing class after wards and people were wearing whatever. I asked if I could wear my Sprawl shorts to classes and was told, "we're not team Sprawl'. Is this normal?