How to Find a Local BJJ Gym

If you’re looking for a BJJ gym, you’ll want to find one that is convenient to your location and offers quality instruction. In this post, we’ll provide some tips on how to find a BJJ gym near you, including using online resources and asking for recommendations. We’ll also provide some guidance on what to look for in a gym, such as the quality of instruction and the gym’s atmosphere.
While Google Maps, Bing Maps, and others like them are important to find a gym near you, not all businesses will claim, manage, and update their profiles on these platforms. Additionally, Google and other search engines will automatically add businesses they find on the web to their map platforms, even if the business no longer exists. Keep that in mind when looking for a BJJ gym; just because you find it on Google Maps doesn’t mean they are still in business. In addition to looking for gyms on a map platform, also do research on your favorite search engine to see which gyms have up-to-date websites and social media profiles.
Look for a Website With Images, Location, and Schedule

Once you have found a gym with an online presence, you can begin to scrutinize the key details. Where are they located in relation to your house and your workplace? What do their images look like? Is it a nice-looking facility? Do they have a schedule with class days and times? Do they offer classes at times that work for you? Make sure that you find a gym you will feel comfortable at, can easily get to, and aligns with your weekly routine.
Look for Current Reviews and Testimonials

Another key element to choosing a gym is to find multiple online reviews that are current and appear sincere. Google Maps or Facebook will probably be your best bet for finding real and relevant reviews.

When reading reviews, look for specific details about the culture, the people, and the facility. It’s not uncommon for a gym to grow very large with multiple top-level instructors, only for one of the instructors split off and form their own gym. This can happen amicably or with a lot of fallout, so look for reviews that might indicate if something like this has happened recently. If you see reviews that indicate a recent split, you might want to try avoiding that gym for the time being. Especially as a beginner, you will probably want to look for reviews that talk about how welcoming, technical, and knowledgeable the instructors are.

Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced practitioner, there is always more to learn about Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. We hope this blog post has provided some helpful information and answered some of your questions. If you have any other questions or topics you would like us to cover.