I have recently been looking to start BJJ as I have just moved to Glasgow. Many of the gyms around me are either closed or too far away. I found a Gracie Barra Gym, and I attended a trial session for beginners last week. The instructor seemed very passionate and zealous about BJJ, his gym and martial arts in general. There was also a purple belt there, who I believe may have been his daughter, and I was very impressed by her overall level of fitness - she breezed through the last few minutes of the core workout, and I was just sat there weezing for a portion of it. The price I payed in advance, because I found the class to be great (it was tons of drilling and I loved it), £40 (around $50 give or take) for two beginners hourly classes per week. The instructor also said that he would be adding a third class per week, for a total of £60. However, after delving in deeper into the gym's online footprint, I found some scathing reviews of it. I was wondering if any of you have had experiences with this particular gym, or Gracie Barra gyms in general, and what your advice would be? I also wanted to know what your thoughts on the pricing is. I have heard Gracie Barra can be quite cult-like, but the only sign of this I came across was us bowing to a picture of Gracie at the end of class.