The end of an era

I made the difficult decision this week to stop regularly training at my weekend gym. I had been thinking about it for a while but I knew my contract was ending this month so I had to make the decision.

When I first started training there I didn’t feel I was getting enough opportunity to train at my regular school. At the time I started looking we only had class 2 times a week and this was simply not enough BJJ for me. I wanted to train on the weekend too and this school offered me that. Well now, a year later, we have 4 classes a week plus 2 open mats.

We also have started a women’s program at my regular school which means I do not get to train as much on the weekend at my other school. I am also trying to save up some money (I have big things in the works!) so paying a regular tuition to train a day a week was not the best decision for me right now.

I will really miss the people at my weekend school but I still plan to drop in at least once a month to train. I get really attached to people (and places I guess) so it’s hard to leave but I think this is the best decision for now.

On the plus side there are increasing opportunities for additional training on the weekends now. I am doing two days of tournament training a week at other schools right now and have heard of several other open mats during the weekend that I’d like to try out.

I am also looking forward to having a little more downtime and rest time! I train a lot and sometimes I am so exhausted I don’t feel like waking up at 7:30 on Saturday to train but I always felt I had to if I was paying to train there. It will be nice to have a little time to stop and smell the roses…and maybe my friends will cancel the training intervention they have planned 🙂

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