Here’s something I’ve been thinking a lot about recently, how often do you need to roll hard to be successful in jiu jitsu? Is it beneficial to constantly crash into each other attempting to impose your will, or is there a better way? I like to just slap, bump, and go as much as the next person, but are we getting much out of it? I think it’s a valid question that we don’t really have enough information to form an educated opinion about. At this moment, I feel like training within strict parameters may be more useful and beneficial to a long term jiu jitsu career than the standard live go system. It seems like an interesting test, reserve free rolls for open mat classes and make bola bola and position rolling the norm in the regular classes. I guess we shall see what comes of working this way.