Many jiu-jitsu practitioners dream of owning their very own academy one day, but few know the work that’s involved.
Sure, you get to make a living doing what you love (providing you business endeavor is successful enough to let you quit your other job), but it’s not all fun and rolls.
Black belt professor Kenny Kim of Kenny Kim BJJ in Marietta, Georgia, has given us an inside look at what’s really involved in turning your passion into your career. Spoiler alert: it’s not easy, and it’s not glamorous. There’s a lot of hard work involved that goes beyond training in a mentally and physically exhausting martial art.
Take a look for yourself and see if you’d be willing to scrub all the toilets and do all the paperwork necessary to make your BJJ dream a reality. The work may be hard, but the payoff is priceless.