On Tuesdays and Thursdays there is usually no-gi class, which sometimes has good attendance, sometimes it’s a little bare.
Before class though my teammate Sarah and I do a judo randorii open mat, throwing each other back and forth. What was interesting is yesterday we had some more people join us, and we turned the no-gi class into an hour and a half of randorii matches.
In case you are not sure what randorii is, it’s judo sparring, but with solely takedowns. While Judo does focus heavily on throws, but there is a little ground work involved. In randorii we take the groundwork out and solely work on the throws.
It was hard, and tiring, but fun. I hope we’re able to do it more often with some more people involved. Stand up is one of the scariest parts for jiu jitsu people when competing, so it would be preferable to get some other jiu jitsu people, especially white belts, involved in some throwing.
So today I’m sore from all the throwing, but in a good way, if that makes any sense.
How was your training last night (or this morning)?