I have different instructors for different nights of the week. They basically all have the same format, but their drilling and warm up exercises are a bit different.
On Tuesdays, we have our blackbelt who competes alot (I think he has taken the sivler at Mundials twice in row now).
We warm up for about 30 minutes. (This guy is also a crossfit personal trainer) so he really kicks our asses with the warm ups.
We work on more advanced techniques in his class, like transitioning from sub to sub to sub rather then focusing on one techinique at a time. We do this for another 30 minutes or so.
Then we spar for about another 30 minutes.
The class stays open for another 30 minutes if you want to work on techniques or spar. Alot of people usually do mock competitions.
On Thurdays, this is when the owner teaches class. He is very old school Brazillian and teaches very sound basics.
We warm up for about 15 to 20 minutes and and then have a cross of warm up and drills for another 15 to 20 minutes. Like getting out of someone's top mount accross the gym, and then doing a specific sweep accross the gym.
Then we work on two to four techniques for about 30 mintues.
Then we spar for 30 minutes.
Again the class stays open to work on whatever you want for another 30 mintues.
On saturdays, my neighbor teaches the nogi class at our San Jose gym. My neighbor is a blackbelt, but very very informal and way too lax.
I don't know what happens in the first 30 minutes, because I carpool with the teacher and we are always 30 minutes late.
I usually try and stretch and warm up, because we go straight into techniques when we get there.
This teacher usually has the most cutting edge and up to date techniques. He takes all kinds of private lessons from different specialists (like leg locks from Jake Sheilds, Rubberguard from Eddie Bravo, etc) We work on tehcniques for about 45 minutes.
We spar for about 30 mintues.
And I swear at the end of everyclass the teacher says they should make this class 30 minutes longer.
-I heard something funny the other day. I don't remember exactly when it was, but Frank Shamrock (his MMA gym is no too far away) I guess used to talk about how BJJ was crap and that it was over rated and all this stuff and pissed off all the BJJ gyms around here. Well, I guess when he started to train for his fight against Ceaser Gracie he started showing up at our San Jose gym, and some called the owner and he went down there and threw him out, lol.
Last edited by Palma; 10-04-2007 at 10:46 AM.