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They probably don't have enough funds to lobby at a federal level to get help. To be honest, if you went to a micro level there probably isn't really that much tax money from bjj gyms in comparison to all other industries to really move the needle in city governments to get assistance.
That and then you have to overcome the political view of what bjj is-an mma skill that only brutes and those with toxic masculinity engage in.
Libturds won't want to help because they want all combat sports... all male sports really, to disappear.
Trumpturds won't go for it because they are all of the trump/gingrich/limbaugh/hannity variety who are such pussies they want combat sports to go away because it makes them feel inferior.
Niether group of ideologues is going to want to support saving bjj and the small number of people in those groups who train aren't even close to enough to move the needle.
What about those 10k small business loans? Aren't those supposed to help the exact people we are talking about here: school owners?
Yes but my understanding is that all of the money is used up at this point. Please correct me if I am wrong about that though. The virus is going to eliminate some schools and some schools will still remain. The schools that remain will be those who had sufficient funds through either running lean or owners who have primary jobs to earn income. Those gyms will end up getting additional students from the gyms who will unfortunately have to close their doors.
I understand that we all love training but it is a microsm of what is going on and I doubt people outside of our little niche community really gives a shit about bjj, mma, boxing, or whatever at this point. People are trying to not foreclose, feed their families, find out ways to home school their children etc. This isn't me trying to be callous but just being real about the situation at the moment. We all know if schools don't open up by the summer that it could be catatstrophic so our hope is that another bill passes to keep people afloat but as you pointed out in an earlier post that won't continue to happen forever.