Bored at work so I thought Id share my story for the day. So for the last couple of years I have been training 3 days a week at a local BJJ club/gym and doing very well and progressing quickly. About 3 months ago I decided I wanted more mat time, so I signed up at another BJJ gym in a neighboring town for an additional 4 classes per week. Once I started attending the other gym I noticed that I was better than all the students there (whites, blues, and purples), but I figured the mat time could never hurt, ill just work technique and at very least get some exercise and make some new friends. Fast foward to this morning I got a call from the black belt who runs the second school and he very nicely informs me that I need to be training somewhere else that is more competitive that can provide more challenege, and that its just not working out with me at his school. It kind of makes me sad because, even tho the guys werent the best, they were nice people and I tried to help them the best I could. I still have the original club to train at, but Im likely going to have to travel farther and pay more to train now. Theres a Ralph Gracie gym close by that I might check out, but I dont really like the 30-40 minutes of conditioning they do before class. There is also AKA in San Jose, but its an hour drive each way for me.