So I see a lot of questions going on about the meaning of a belt color, so I wanted to ask my own question which to me means more than a belt color. Do you feel like your school is truly a family? I have been searching for this family feeling since I started BJJ, and although I have only been at 2 schools, and don't plan on changing schools again, I don't really feel like my school has that. My first didn't either though. This is a break down of my school: - Cliques of friends who started together or moved to the school together. They're not really looking to making new friends, but they all blow the really good guys, and they are really cool with the instructor. - A couple of the arrogant dudes who wont talk to you, or most people. - A couple of the really nice guys who will do anything to help you. They are always there to help you with a move or to tell you to stick with it. - The regular guys who might chat with you if the situation arises but other times wont say anything, or even hello. - The stragglers in between that you will talk to every now and then but usually you don't get to know them too well because they don't come to class that often. So how do you guys feel about your schools? Are you a family, or are you just separate entities there to train?