My gym is splitting. Total bummer for me. We have a really high level competition black belt instructor who teaches at night, and a brown belt that teaches during the day. The brown belt owns teh gym, and teaches muy thai and some other things that dont interest me. The school has been around for 25 years. The black belt owns the building. black is teh one who is sponsored and part of the affiliation our bjj gym is under... brown is under the same affiliation now, but has trained witha hodge podge of bjj , csw, and sambo instructors. brown is moving across town. i assume black is going to stay put. I vastly prefer brown's teaching and mentality. But I assume all of the purples are going to to with black. So it comes down to the age old question of quality instruction vs quality training partners. There are some decent no-gi guys in browns classes, but I think i am probably the best "regular" grappler in browns classes. there are guys that come in from time to time and whip my ass. the other factor is that i usually go to class once or twice per week over lunch and once per week at night. brown will offer day and night classes, black will offer night only. I would go to both schools, but if i know black's attitude he wont allow that. As you can tell, i have sort of already made my mind up about what im going to do. I will probably ask black if he cares if i train with borwn during the day, if he says yes, i guess i know what i need to do (brown already stated he wont care if i do both). on a side note, brown promoted black to purple, and was over taken at purple/brown belt by black.