Question/Poll about rolling rounds......

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  1. BADodd06 White Belt

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    I'm curious. In the average 1-1.5 hour class at yalls gyms, how many rounds do you all typically get to roll per class (I'm talking the typical 5 or 6 minute round)? This doesn't include rounds rolled after or before class.
     
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  2. NateTx4112 Brown Belt

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    4 rounds 8 mins, 2 mins rest.
     
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  3. jr jr Green Belt

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    5 rounds of 4 minutes each on the ground

    4-5 rounds of 1.5 minutes each starting on the feet

    Class is 1:45 minutes

    Edit: We also have an "open mat" that is really rolling rounds once a week. We do a minimum of 10 rounds at 5 minutes each. We expect you to be a 1 stripe white belt or equal to attend. About half people do gi and half only roll nogi depending on the season.
     
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  4. FatherSauce Blue Belt

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    Regular, all levels class averages about 3 5 minute rounds. The advanced classes are 30 to 50 minutes of rolling under various time formats.
     
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  5. Uchi Mata Gold Belt

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    All our rolls are after class. Class is technique and positional sparring only. I'd say on average you can get 4-5 7 minute rolls in if you want. I usually do.
     
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  6. nefti Black Belt

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    Usually 8 min rounds for an hour with 2 min breaks in between. So we usually get 6 rolls. But when we don't have a lot of upper belts we do 6 min rounds.
     
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  7. BADodd06 White Belt

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    I'm getting somewhat frustrated because in an hour/hour-and-a-half class we're only getting on average 2 rounds that are only 5 or 6 minutes each. 3 rounds is increasingly rare and at least once a week there may only be 1 round in a class and that's it.
    I show up 15 minutes early almost every day to roll and drill/experiment extra but that depends who else shows up. And with class ending at about 8:30 its rare anybody is even up for staying any later to do anything.
    I'm a purple belt who likes to compete
     
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  8. TheMood Blue Belt

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    Usually between 3 and 5 depending on how much technique is taught. If a competition is coming up we may just spend the entire time rolling.
     
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  9. pistol3 Orange Belt

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    Usually 30-40 minutes of rolling. Rounds are anywhere from 5-8 minutes depending on what the instructor wants that day.
     
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  10. lechien Gold Belt

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    2 hours class twice a week. 1 hour sparring per class. 3-4 rounds of tachiwaza followed by newaza. Just stay on the mats and spar for one hour.
     
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  11. Minnja Touch-Butt white belt

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    In my 1.5 hour long class, the last 30ish minutes are rolling. Usually they are 5 or 6 minute rounds. Never have we went below 5 minutes and sometimes we do 7 or 8. Once in a while we'll do 10 minute rounds. Usually it's a 1 minute break. Usually end up doing 4-5 rounds.
     
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  12. nefti Black Belt

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    so you drill and do technique for 120 min?
     
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  13. Was at Pride GP 2000 Brown Belt

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    You should ask the teacher what he thinks you should do to get more rounds
     
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  14. lechien Gold Belt

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    Yeah. That is not good enough. You need at least one hour of rolling per class.
     
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  15. SummerStriker Black Belt

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    Either 3 six minute rounds, or for some reason the MMA guy likes 12 two minute rounds mixed into rounds of heavy bag and thai pads, because he thinks the fatigue feels something like ring fatigue.
     
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  16. SummerStriker Black Belt

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    I used to train at a place that did it like this. By far, the best people I trained with.
     
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  17. Foxflechette57 Orange Belt

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    Most of the time if it's an hour class which actually always last a bit more (lunch time 5 time a week and at 15h twice) : 20-25mn, if it's a 2 hours ( 3 evening per Week) : class 35-40mn
    Rounds can be from 3 to 10 minutes.
    Every once in a while we just warm up and roll the full class and every once in a while we just do techniques, drill and positional sparring for a week.
     
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  18. BADodd06 White Belt

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    It usually plays out as 15-20 minutes of warm-up, 15 minutes of no-resistance drilling of a takedown and/or self defense move, 20 minutes of showing an average of about 3-4 different techniques and drilling them without resistance, and usually a 5 minute round in the middle of that and a 5 minute round at the end. Every now and then some active movement drilling or pass-sweep-style drilling will be included for 5-10 minutes but that only happens maybe once every other week or so.

    I've asked if we could work a couple more rounds into classes but haven't really seen it play out that way at all. I can't see them ever including a full hour of rounds or even 40 minutes but really 20 minutes (4 rounds would be ideal for now). Many days I've left without even breaking a sweat after warm-ups.

    Have any of yall come across this before or found a good way to mediate this problem?
     
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  19. lechien Gold Belt

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    Just leave.
    Go join a real academy where they roll.

    It is gonna be hard at the beginning because you will get smashed by white belts that are used to roll for an hour straight.

    But if you can make the transition and leave the ego at the door, it will make your jiu jitsu skills up to par.
     
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  20. Was at Pride GP 2000 Brown Belt

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    Where I train there is no chance of you leaving with out breaking a sweat. Even if you stop by to say hi, your getting on the mat. What are your options for other schools? Any like minded class mats that are ok spending a couple hundred bucks each and buying mats to just roll in someone's garage?
    I know even though we roll there have been times where getting to class just didn't work out but I would have some guys come over and roll for an hour.
     
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