Hey everyone. I've been training at a gym for a couple of years and am thinking about leaving. In the last year we've lost 2 instructors. One left, another joined and took over the class and then left a few months later. Pretty much we only have 2 BJJ classes a week and the instructor would run those. A student took over for one of the classes but he was random with showing up and also with what he taught and has since disappeared. The school does have another gym about an 1+ hour away with some purple belts and some people who train but due to its location I can't get there. The guy who owns the school has taken over for one of the classes teaching however I've found the classes aren't planned, he jumps all around the place in terms of teaching and we pretty much breeze over some technique and the majority of the class is spent on warming up and having a roll. The other day he showed me a technique which he wasn't even that sure of how to do, ran through it twice with me then went off to help the other guys while I sat there. He then forgot the syllabus then had to ask me to fill in the blanks and showed what he'd forgotten. Pretty much we may get 5-6 people max come to the class. Other times it's 2-3. The other class was suppose to be run by some of the purple belts from the other club, the owner and a recently appointed blue belt. So far none of these purple belts have shown up and the class has only run by this blue belt. Similar to the other class, long warms ups and rolling and they maybe spend 30% of the class on tech and the actual instruction is pretty crap. They've also taken it upon themselves to get the class to do judo techniques (due to their apparent knowledge of judo) even though this isn't part of the curriculum and no one wants to do it. I pulled up the owner about the these purple belts coming here to teach and he's now "Umming" and "ahhhing" and saying this might only now happen occasionally and not a regular thing. Unfortunately there's no other BJJ schools near by but I'm at the stage where i'm paying a bunch of cash and getting nothing out of it besides the occasional roll. I realized I am only really making gains through self study. People are dropping off and the class is made up white belts who only stick around for a couple months. We've also got some characters like some retired akido/judo guy who roughs everyone up and wrists locks people and does shitty 'street' stuff like elbows in the throat and sticking fingers inside ears. After rolling he'll pull you up a yak about how you're suppose to defend it. He also likes to make weird "HIYA" sounds while rolling. There's another dude who rocks up randomly, usually 15 minutes late to class and then spends the class talking through tech and going on about amazing moves he'd reckon would work. He then disappears for a few weeks to then resurface to talk about more amazing concepts. I tried to get a bunch of newer guys to come in and train on the side and drew them up a basic syllabus for them to follow. The were super enthusiastic came a bunch of times and trained and said they were learning what I was showing. After a few classes the excuses about being tired and wanting to go out instead ect ect. I tried to get them back in but they don't bother showing up or returning calls. At the moment I'm thinking of canceling completely and joining a club in the city. This will mean I can only go there and train once a month and hours of travelling. Pretty much just take a week off and travel up to the city & train 5 days a week twice a day and then come home. It isn't very practical but at least I'll be learning something and be around motivated people and black belts instead of throwing money down the drain and hoping for things to get better. I'm sure the owner will give me grief for leaving but what can ya do? Has anyone been in this situation or have any comments? Thanks for reading my pity party.