I Don’t Think My BJJ Instructor Likes Me

I Don’t Think My BJJ Instructor Likes Me

Have you ever had to deal with a authoritarian BJJ coach?

This is the problem our buddy “Bob” is having.

Bob is someone who enjoys cracking jokes and laughing with his Brazilian Jiu-jitsu training partners.

But recently, his coach who used to be very friendly, has become more stern and standoffish.

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This came to a head when he greeted his BJJ coach one day when walking into the gym.

His coach, returned the greeting with a quick stern stare and a not so nice reply.

Bob has now found a weird spot where he feels unable to talk to his coach. Worst of all he feels like his coach doesn’t like him.

Obviously this has created some issues in his Brazilian Jiujitsu experience and he’s not sure how to progress.

As I explain in this video, I imagine it’s 1 or 2 things. Either Bob is interpreting what his coach said in a way that it was not intended.


Maybe his coach is trying to be more standoffish due to poor advice on how he should interact with his students.

I hope this video is helpful to you if you have found yourself in this situation in your BJJ gym.

Also, if you have ever had this situation. I’d love your input on what you did.

Nick ‘Chewy’ Albin of chewjitsu.net