I have been training BJJ for about 12 years. I have been a brown belt under Tim Burrill for a few months shy of 3 years. I started Training after finishing my masters degree and needing something to challenge myself. It has been one of the most rewarding endeavors that I have ever undertaken. I opened the school about 3 years ago, with the blessing of my instructor, while I was still a purple belt. We started out sharing space with an existing dance studio, which we quickly outgrew due to scheduling. We went from there to a 750 sq ft unit and were there for about 2 years. From there we moved to 2000 square feet in the building that we now occupy. About 6 months ago, we found out that there was a much larger space available, 7000 sq feet, in the same building, and decided to move forward. We moved into it about 3 months months ago and outfitted it with top of the line fitness equipment, 2 mat spaces, 1 1500 sq feet and the other 500. Our plan is to continue with BJJ as our core and slowly introduce other programs.