The popularity of martial arts training, particularly Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, is continually increasing in the U.S. No one is more thrilled than we are; at Lineage BJJ, we dedicate our lives to sharing our practice and helping our members.
As a new school in St. Mary’s County, we frequently interact with new students and have a front-row seat to their decision-making process.
Like dedication to many sports, martial arts training is an investment, and new students searching for a good fit often ask us what kinds of things set us apart from other schools in the area.
Our first response is always an explanation of the practicality of Gracie BJJ and the many benefits it offers for self-defense, sport Jiu-Jitsu, and, of course, our one-of-a-kind community.
Gracie Jiu-Jitsu vs. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
We are the only Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) school in St. Mary’s County teaching authentic Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. This means is our Jiu-Jitsu will help you defend yourself in a street fighting situation.
Most BJJ schools today only offer the sport variation of Jiu-Jitsu, which is competing for points and submissions. We call this Jiu-Jitsu vs. Jiu-Jitsu. We do teach sports Jiu-Jitsu within our curriculum, but self-defense is our priority for all members.
Where are the hidden charges?
Naturally, many new students begin by comparing pricing. We appreciate the value of a hard-earned dollar as much as the next person, but we also know the hidden costs of martial arts schools are not always abundantly clear.
At Lineage BJJ, you’ll have a choice of several membership levels for your attendance and you’ll have free choice of class times, options, and the expertise of our various instructors. We’re straightforward with our costs, and you won’t be nickel and dimed for extras. Other schools in the area may charge you extra for the following but won’t tell you up front:
- Promotion testing and the fees may get higher and higher with each promotion.
- Promotion supplies, i.e. board, belt, etc…
- Required to purchase and wear branded uniforms and supplies
- Annual price increases. (At Lineage BJJ, active members have their price locked in for life).
Are you (actually) saving money?
For most of our students, the price per class is significantly less than other martial arts schools in Southern Maryland, as is the expertise of our 4 black belt instructors with a combined experience of over 100 years training / teaching. No other school in the area offers our level of professional expertise, dedication, and real-life experience – we checked.
Remember – there is a difference between price and value. If you are looking for the lowest price, we are not the martial arts school for you, so please move along! If you are looking for the best value, none of our competitors come close!
You are a product of your environment. The next blog article we will publish will cover the bios of our instructor staff. There isn’t a martial arts school in St. Mary’s county that matches the diversity and life experiences of our staff.
What’s the trade-off?
No dollar was spared when it comes to cleanliness, safety standards, and investment into our students’ health and wellness. Research our competition’s cleaning equipment, ask questions, and please feel free to reach out with concerns.
You’ll also find a community that is uniquely prepared to teach students of all ages, athletic abilities, and experience levels.
Take a trial
If you’re still not sure, we hope you’ll come in and see us. Our two-week trial is the best place to start for students who are new to the practice of BJJ as well as experienced students who are deciding between schools. You’ll find a fun, relaxed, welcoming community that will enthusiastically greet you at your first class.
“You are a product of your environment. So, choose the environment that will best develop you toward your objective . . . Are the things around you helping you toward success—or are they holding you back?”
– W. Clement Stone
© Lineage BJJ, LLC & Kristin Beauchamp 2022