MMA school fees

Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by dethbed, Aug 10, 2005.

  1. dethbed

    dethbed White Belt

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    I just checked out an MMA school by me (northern NJ) and they charge $115 per month for 2 classes a week in your choice of BBJ, boxing, or muay thai, plus a $100 registration fee up-front, and about $150 in required equipment purchases.

    Does anyone else think this is unreasonably expensive? I've read a lot of posts and done some research and it seems like any fee in the U.S. that is over $100 per month is for unlimited training.

    I really only want to take 1 (maybe 2) classes a week while I'm still a beginner -- I'd think the monthly fee would be $60-70 at most.
     
  2. hfam95**

    hfam95** White Belt

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    choose a different place. thats way too much for only twice a week. At my school (in VA) the current price is $150 for unlimited BJJ, MT, FMA, JKD. you can go depending on level from 2-5 nights a week.
     
  3. DJGMuayThai

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    Im paying 125 a month for unlimited BJJ, Vale Tudo and MT. Its also Fabio Santos's school(fifth degree under Rickson). Dont join dude..keep looking!
     
  4. VagabondMusashi

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  5. infamous mattyd

    infamous mattyd Brown Belt

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    here we fucking go again...north jerz is expensive...I live in hoboken and shit is outta control here. I pay more than that to train at Renzo's. Shit costs alot around here...
     
  6. Dedicado

    Dedicado Machetero

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    Fawk that's alot of money! This is what I do, get sponsered. I have a gym (not a camp, just a regular old gym with weights and a bag) that sponsers me. I pay no fees, and get unlimited access, they, in return, get me to wear the gym's logo on my clothes during weigh-ins and tournaments and during news-paper interviews.
    Now, seeing as I have one sponser already locked up, other businesses are open to sponsering me too, some have nothing to do with fighting even, I got sponsered by a pawn shop once! I use the money these sponsers give me to pay for my training.
    Maybe you can work out something like this for yourself. But what I feel, is that dependant on how much you earn, you may or may not be able to afford a school in your area. Paying more than 10% of my wages to train is out of the question for me, so I hustle a bit and get sponsers.
     
  7. cb9fl

    cb9fl White Belt

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    I pay $80/month unlimited for bjj/no gi/some striking. No sign up fee, no required equipment (I bought my own gi from atama online).
     
  8. SpartanWarrior

    SpartanWarrior Purple Belt

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    $100 BJJ
    $150 BJJ, boxing, muay thai
     
  9. RedAger

    RedAger Amateur Fighter

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    i pay a 150 for 3 months for i think we can do 6 days a week training. i dont know havent been healthy enough to try
     
  10. flyingknee16

    flyingknee16 Brown Belt

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    That place is really expensive and that sucks. Go find another gym, hell, if you just found a boxing gym and worked your hands real good, go back and beat the BJJ coach into giving you discounted lessons :)
     
  11. RedAger

    RedAger Amateur Fighter

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    haha thats a hell of an idea
     
  12. Odium

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    The one thing about training in Sweden that is nice is that it is cheap. My gym charges about 13 bucs a month, and then there's 4 days a week, and free training during the day if you ask the trainer. Reason it's so cheap is that nobody makes a living from it, and the gov't in Sweden supports sports in a good way.
     

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