Hey guys, been looking into joining a gym here in San Francisco, CA, and Im just not sure which one to join. I tried out two gyms...bay jiu jitsu, and the new gracie humatai here located at k1 fitness. First off, i would like to say that I am on a budget here, and want the best for my money...so Ralph Gracies is out of the question.. I first went to Bay jiu jitsu, ran by their black belt Stephen Goyne. Awesome class, but lots of people for a small location. Class was ran well and organized. Gym is clean and had lots of upper belts (for the class i attended, their was about 5 blue belts, 3 purple, and 2 brown belts..and the other 5 were white belts). Now being a beginner in jiu jitsu, i am just not too sure if this is the right place to learn quickly? The good thing about it is that Stephen offered to take off 20 bucks off the original contract price, since i am a student. Now for the next gym, Gracie Humatai. I went in for two days...didn't really know what to expect...except that i was thinking that this gym would be really good since a 3rd degree black belt is teaching the place. It didn't matter though because it is a brand new academy that just opened up. It was a really small class (around 8 students) and we were all white and blue belts. I guess what i'm trying to get at here is, as a beginner in jiu jitsu (2 months of total training), which gym would be my best bet. They are both around the same price for a year commitment. One gym (bay jiu jitsu) having all the talent, yet i have to basically jump in with all of them and learn whatever they are learning...or another gym (gracie humatai), which is a brand new academy, and is lead by eduardo rocha who is basically teaching all the basics, yet...not much talent. Also...anyone know of the romulo melo bjj academy here in SF? i was thinking of giving that place a one day trial.