Whilst it doesn’t matter when you train, it amazes me how many young people without kids, tell me they are ‘too busy’ to train evenings or mornings or lunchtimes. We offer something approaching 20 hours of classes per week now. Some even tell me they’ve called several other gyms but their timetable didn’t work either. Yet those with kids, several sidelines, a main business, ‘big jobs’, doing professional qualifications, commuting from all over the north west each morning, somehow ‘find the time’ to get their daily session in. It’s amazing how the likeminded all club together and others then criticise their success and tell them they shut them out. All these gyms and all their members must be doing something right? Those who want to train in spite of a myriad of daily challenges often start at around 5am and they don’t fill their evenings with trash. They prioritise what matters and ruthlessly prioritise what does not. Another nonsense is the prioritisation, often with a dogmatic attitude over Gi or No Gi, from rank beginners. I’ve never rolled with anyone who I beat or lost to, that I believe would have resulted differently depending on the uniform. This is a truly elite discussion for top class athletes. It is not something beginners should ever concern themselves with. Try to get to the very best school for Jiu Jitsu, irrespective of whether they emphasise Gi or No Gi. We never insist on a Gi unless you want to be graded. Your development is based on turning up and training, not the uniform you choose to wear. Success is the result of dedication and investment in self.