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How Much Do Private Lessons Cost?

There cost of Private lessons varies a lot but I think on average its about as follows:

1. Purple belts - $30 per hour or 20-30 UK pounds

2. Brown belts - $45-50 per hour or around 40 UK pounds

3. Black belts - $60-100 per hour and 60 UK pounds +

Prices will vary depending on your location and currency but I think these are kind of average. Some black belts may charge at the higher end if they are located in a country/city where there is no BJJ and they are the only game in town.

There are also big names, like world class competitors that have won the worlds etc. They could charge $100-$400 but I think it depends on a lot of factors including their desire to teach you, your level of training, whether you train regularly, like once or twice a week regular privates or one-off.

Very often the factor that will also influence the price is whether the training takes place at the instructors gym or another location where he has to travel and potentially pay rent. The distance travelled therefore and his relationship with the place you train could be a factor.

At white belt level I would recommend to take privates from a purple or brown. You just dont need at this stage a black belt and especially competitor level because your focus should be on the fundamentals and defending positions and submissions. Once you have reached a good level, it is worth investing a little more to learn from the best.

If you are a spider guard fan and have the opportunity to train with the best, the best way would be to train at an academy and take private lessons with a black belt that does spider guard in competitions.
If you love leg locks then go to New York and train with the Danaher squad, take privates with those guys and you will definitely improve.

I generally think that cross training wise, prices for Judo and Wrestling could be a little cheaper

The one to one attention is valuable but it is also good to get out of your comfort zone and take some lessons from a guy who is not from your academy and who you dont train with regularly. This will develop your experience and expand your knowledge of BJJ. If you have trained for a long time at your school and you want to take privates from your academy instructor, this may be useful but it is worth taking into account that he is likely very much into the same techniques that you have been doing over the last few years. 

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How Much Do Private Lessons Cost?


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