The highlight of my week is Friday evening. Not because I go clubbing or drinking or bar hopping or whatever it is the kids are doing these days. It’s because of something special that happens at my Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu gym.
Here’s what the typical Friday evening schedule looks like.
6:00-6:30: Open Mat
6:30-7:30: Fundamentals II
7:30-8:30: Marathon Roll
Marathon Roll is only for blue belts and above. White belts can participate, but they have to be individually invited by one of the instructors.
It consists of 10 sets of 5 minute rounds with 1 minute rest in between for a total of 60 minutes of pure BJJ happiness. This is pretty much a super-mega-ultra interval session for 60 minutes straight. The 1 minute of rest is barely enough to retie your belt, run to the fountain to get a sip of water, and run back to find your next partner. Catching your breath is a distant dream.… Read More