The place where I have just started training BJJ has just reinvented itself as an MMA gym. When I started (all of two weeks ago) it was BJJ (a Gracie Barra) and JJJ, but they told me they were redoing the timetable in a couple of weeks.
I have logged on to their website to check out the new timetable and found that the new “headline” is MMA training, blending BJJ, JJJ and Kickboxing, which never used to be on the agenda.
I find this really odd. After my first session the sensei was telling me how he respected MMA fighters, and was happy to train them in groundfighting, but really appreciated students who showed dedication to BJJ and focussed all their training efforts on doing as well as they could in the one sport. Now suddenly he runs an MMA gym.
I am a bit disappointed to be honest, I really like the atmosphere and training philosophy of the place- is this likely to change now it is being marketed as an MMA gym?