I've been out of the MMA scene for some years now, and I've never trained since I moved to the US. Trained in the Philippines around 5 years ago. My system had BJJ, muay thai, JKD..then did weapons training with Arnis / Kali / Eskrima. I personally find my MMA training to be half-assed, and I want to learn the individual systems. I've been looking for nearby BJJ academies...and the closest one was run by an instructor trained by one of the Gracies. I did more research and found out that he did not train directly under a Gracie. A Gracie trained his master's master and so forth. I've seen a lot of these fuckers trying to pass as real Gracie instructors. Its a BJJ marketing scheme I believe. So assuming that the guy was trained in the Gracie system...will it be worth it to train with them? They are asking for a $100++ monthly. I want to get my money's worth and not get sucked in by the Gracie name.