One of the latest BJJ academies affected by the COVID-19 shutdowns has recently had to close its doors permanently.
Caio Terra shared the news earlier today that one of his affiliate schools, Superior Martial Arts, has had to close after being affected by the pandemic-related closures. The academy, located in Burnaby, BC, Canada, was headed by Ty Reid, who shared his own emotional message about the closure:
Terra expressed his own sympathy for the gym owner, offering the reassuring words that this wasn’t the end for Reid, but rather a new beginning.
This isn’t the first jiu-jitsu gym that’s been forced to close permanently due to coronavirus-related financial struggles. Many academies have not survived the shutdowns as students have dropped payments to due not being able to afford the extra cost or not being able to justify paying for a service they temporarily can’t receive.