Not all jiu-jitsu academies are created equal, and many new practitioners sign up to a new gym and don’t realize that it might be a toxic environment to train in. Of course, though, how would they know better? If this is just their first or second experience trying to train, they may assume that all gyms are run this way.
In this video, though, BJJ brown belt Luna Barea uses her experience to talk about the good, the bad, and the ugly of what to look for when selecting a gym to train at. Listen to her tips and be on the lookout for the red flags she mentions if you’re concerned that your gym may not be right for you: