Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt Corey Davies, 43, posted an angry video to his Instagram story after seeing a picture shared by a former student. The post, made by three-stripe white belt Jason Hollinger, showed Hollinger taking part in an afternoon class at a local mixed martial arts school. Hollinger, who began training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu at Davies’ school four months prior, recently switched academies when his fiancé’s work schedule changed because his new school offered day classes and Davies did not.
“The Jiu-Jitsu world has gone to shit,” Davies snarled in the video, shot in the driver’s seat of his car prior to opening his gym for the night. “When I came up, your gym was your family. You were loyal and you had each other’s backs. But now, everyone is a bunch of cowards and loser snakes. What happened to prioritizing your training? What happened to wanting to be a champion? What happened to sacrifice for those who really matter?”
Davies has always been a passionate believer in gym loyalty and staying with those who train you, which is why his school includes automatically recurring six-month contracts with a no-cancellation clause. Hollinger declined comment for the article, telling reporters he didn’t have time to talk right now because his fiancé just got home and they were about to sit down to dinner.