I have moved from one state to another for work, and have went on a 30 day trial basis with a new school in NC. It was my understanding that from the website that it has a $100 value, and it gives me time to evaluate this schools style and curriculium before I decide to join. I went to class yesturday which was more like a study hall where everyone was working on whatever they felt like. Seemed like a good idea but it wasn't very structured at all. The head instructor told me that people are drilling techniques required for their stripes as he tests for every stripe. He also told me that there is a list of techniques required for each stripe. So the first hour was just people drilling or talking then the next hour he gave a class on how points are scored in IBJJ tournaments. I found that very informative, and enjoyed it until I asked him in class about "what about this technique in NO Gi..." he said Lets not even go there right now(very snippy about it too)... but 20 minutes later he began to talk about whats legal in No Gi is illegal in Gi. Then when class was over I asked him if I could see the list of techniques that he requires for the stripes and he says "No... you won't get any of that until you officially sign up"... It kinda put me off in a way because I wanted to see whats so different about his technique requirements against my old school which was ran by a 4th degree 5x World Champion. Downside is they don't seem to teach much take downs, more guard pulling than Im use to. I'm still on the fence as to joining up or not. I find his students very friendly, and so far willing to help show techniques although they are around my level. I have yet to see the instructor teach anything so far but again this is just week 2. The instructor just recieved his Black belt 3 years ago from a highly respected BB from a similar lineage than mine so thats why I was interested to begin with. Can anyone offer som advise or recommendations? Should I just deal, and see what unfolds? I have been put off by other bad schools in the past which caused me to leave.